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My name is Xin Di (邸新 in Chinese). I studied electronic and information engineering in college, and started to do research in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience in Department of Psychology, Sun Yat-Sen University, China. After got my PhD, I did postdoc research in Radiology Department, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. I am now a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology. Click here to find my CV. 


Working papers

  • Di X, Biswal BB (2017): Psychophysiological Interactions in a Visual Checkerboard Task: Reproducibility, Reliability, and the Effects of Deconvolution bioRxiv 133454; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/133454
  • Di X, Biswal BB (2016): Sex-dependent and sex-independent brain resting-state functional connectivity in children with autism spectrum disorder. bioRxiv doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/038026

Representative papers

  • Di X, Biswal BB (2015). Characterizations of resting-state modulatory interactions in human brain. J Neurophysiol 114(5):2785-96.
  • Di X, Biswal BB (2015). Dynamic Brain Functional Connectivity Modulated by Resting-State Networks. Brain Structure and Function 220(1):37-46.
  • Di X, Gohel S, Kim EH and Biswal BB (2013). Task vs. Rest - Different Network Configurations between the Coactivation and the Resting-State Brain Networks. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 7:493. 
  • Di X, Kannurpatti SS, Rypma B, Biswal BB, (2013). Calibrating BOLD fMRI activations with neuro-vascular and anatomical constraints. Cereb Cortex 23(2):255-263.
  • Di X, Biswal BB, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, (2012). Metabolic Brain Covariant Networks as Revealed by FDG-PET with reference to resting-state fMRI networks. Brain Connect 2(5):275-83.

Current research support

NJDOH – NJ Autism Center of Excellence (CAUT16APL019), 2016 - 2018 
Multimodal neuroimaging study of sex differences in children with autism spectrum disorder 
Role: PI 



What's new?

  • Top peer reviewer for neuroscience in 2017 by Publons I was listed #8 in neuroscience field in 2017 by Publons. See my medal from Publons profile: https://publons.com/a/18286
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 7:37 PM by Xin Di
  • Centering matters for PPI analysis We found that the default setting of PPI calculation in SPM5 and SPM8 may generate spurious PPI effects, because of an interaction between mean centering and deconvolution process. We suggest ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2017, 10:56 AM by Xin Di
  • On task modulated connectivity of the amygdala Our latest paper used meta-analysis to identify task modulated connectivity of the amygdala by different task domains. For more information see the full paper below:Di X, Huang J ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 12:19 PM by Xin Di
  • Sex differences of gray matter volume alterations in ASD Our latest paper on sex differences of gray matter volume alterations in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is out:Similarly expanded bilateral temporal lobe volumes in female and male children with ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2015, 1:22 PM by Xin Di
  • Task related connectivity changes It is still challenging to study task related connectivity changes. We have been using a crude but simple sliding window method to characterize changes in connectivity during a block-designed ...
    Posted Sep 16, 2015, 6:43 AM by Xin Di
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