• The human brain is amazing. It controls every part of the body, from breathing to writing a symphony. We devote ourselves to understanding it, knowing about it and learning from it.


Junhai Xu received the B.S. in Software Engnieering from Shandong University in 2008, the Ph. D. degrees in Computational Medicine from Shandong University in 2014. He was a visiting PhD student in Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging & Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, United Kingdom from March 2012 to Janurary 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the School of Computer Science and Techonolgy, Tianjin University.

Research Fields

Cognitive computation of audio-visual information, machine perception and intelligent information processing, mainly study on how to use a machine or computer to simulate, extend and expend the ability of the human perception or cognition.

Computer Science

  • Computational Models Based on Neural Information
  • Intelligent Information Processing
  • Medical Image Analysis and Network Analysis
  • Brain-computer Interface


  • Visual Awareness
  • Attention
  • Imaging Genetics
  • Brain Disorders, like Depression,AD


Journal Paper


Yin Liang, Baolin Liu, Junhai Xu, Gaoyan Zhang, Xianglin Li, Peiyuan Wang, Bin Wang. Decoding Facial Expressions Based on Face-selective and Motion-selective Areas. Human Brain Mapping, 2017.(in press)(SCI,JCR-1, IF2015=4.962)


Junhai Xu, Xuntao Yin, Haitao Ge, Yan Han, Zengchang Pang, Baolin Liu, Shuwei Liu, Karl Friston. Heritability of the Effective Connectivity in the Resting-state Default Mode Network.Cerebral Cortex, 2016.(SCI,JCR-1, IF2015=8.285)


Min Xiao, Haitao Ge, Budhachandra S. Khundrakpam, Junhai Xu, Gleb Bezgin, Yuan Leng, Lu Zhao, Yuchun Tang, Xinting Ge, Seun Jeon, Alan C. Evans, Shuwei Liu. Attention Performance Measured by Attention Network Test is Correlated with Global and Regional Efficiency of Structural Brain Networks.Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2016.(SCI,JCR-2, IF2015=3.392)


Junhai Xu, Xuntao Yin, Haitao Ge, Yan Han, Zengchang Pang, Yuchun Tang, Baolin Liu, Shuwei Liu. Attentional performance is correlated with the local regional efficiency of intrinsic brain networks.Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2015.(SCI,JCR-2, IF2015=3.392)


Xinting Ge, Yonggang Shi, Junning Li, Zhonghe Zhang, Xiangtao Lin, Jinfeng Zhan, Haitao Ge, Junhai Xu, Qiaowen Yu, Yuan Leng, Gaojun Teng, Lei Feng, Haiwei Meng, Yuchun Tang, Fengchao Zang, Arthur W. Toga, Shuwei Liu. Development of the human fetal hippocampal formation during early second trimester. Neuroimage, 2015.(SCI,JCR-1, IF2015=5.463)


Bo Sun, Haitao Ge, Yuchun Tang, Zhongyu Hou, Junhai Xu, Xiangtao Lin, Shuwei Liu. Asymmetries of the central sulcus in young adults: Effects of gender, age and sulcal pattern. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 2015.(SCI,JCR-3, IF2015=2.380)


Junhai Xu, Geraint Rees, Xuntao Yin, Chen Song, Yan Han, Haitao Ge, Zengchang Pang, Wenjian Xu, Karl Friston, Shuwei Liu. Spontaneous neuronal activity predicts intersubject variations in executive control of attention.Neuroscience, 2014.(SCI,JCR-2, IF2015=3.231)


Chao Liu, Yuchun Tang, Haitao Ge, Fen Wang, Huafu Sun, Haiwei Meng, Shaoyu Wang,Junhai Xu, Rong Fan, Lingzhong Fan, Zhonghe Zhang, Tao Shan, Hongtu Yuan, Jinfeng Zhan, Qiaowen Yu, Xinting Ge, Haiyan Tang, Yuan Leng, Shihai Ding, Shuwei Liu. Increasing breadth of the frontal lobe but decreasing height of the human brain between two Chinese samples from a neolithic site and from living humans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 2014.(SCI,JCR-3, IF2015=2.402)


Xuntao Yin, Yan Han, Haitao Ge, Ruiwang Huang, Dong Zhang,Junhai Xu,Lingzhong Fan, Zengchang Pang, Shuwei Liu. Inferior Frontal White Matter Asymmetry Correlates with Executive Control of Attention.Human Brain Mapping, 2013.(SCI,JCR-1, IF2015=4.962)


Haitao Ge, Xuntao Yin, Junhai Xu,Yuchun Tang, Yan Han, Wenjian Xu, Zengchang Pang,Haiwei Meng,Shuwei Liu. Fiber pathways of attention subnetworks revealed with tract-based spatial statistics (TBSS) and probabilistic tractography PloS One, 2013.(SCI,JCR-3, IF2015=3.057)


Xuntao Yin, Lu Zhao, Junhai Xu, Alan C. Evans, Linghzong Fan, Haitao Ge, Yuchun Tang, Budhachandra Khundrakpam, Jian Wang, Shuwei Liu. Anatomical Substrates of the Alerting, Orienting and Executive Control Components of Attention: Focus on the Posterior Parietal Lobe.PloS One, 2012.(SCI,JCR-3, IF2015=3.057)

Conference Paper


Xiaoli Yang, Junhai Xu. Insight into emotion and body part representation in relevant brain areas: An fMRI study.International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science (AICS), 2016.


Fangyuan Ma, Junhai Xu. The Application of kNN and SVM in the Decoding of fMRI Data.International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Engineering (AIIE), 2016.


Xiaojing Wang, Junhai Xu. Investigating Semantic Relationship between the Scene and the Sound within the Scene by Dynamic Causal Modeling.International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Industrial Engineering (AIIE), 2016.


Junhai Xu, Yuchun Tang, Wenjian Xu, Zengchang Pang, Shuwei Liu. Genetic control the dynamics of default mode network.The 18th Congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA), 2014.

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