Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Tan Chin Hong
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
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Dr. Tan is an interdisciplinary cognitive neuroscientist whose research interest lies broadly in using neuroimaging techniques (MRI, PET, DOT), genetics, and psychosocial factors to understand the earliest risk markers of neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive decline. Dr. Tan's research has been published in high impact journals such as Acta Neuropathologica, Brain, Annals of Neurology, and Radiology.

Dr. Tan received his PhD in Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of Illinois and his BSocSci with First Class Honours from NUS. Before joining NTU, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Neuroradiology Section of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Cognitive neuroscience of ageing, Cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer's polygenic risk, Human neuroimaging, Diffuse optical tomography, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Cognitive decline and progression to clinical dementia.
 
  • Cerebral Frailty with Machine Learning
  • Prevention of and Biomarkers for Vascular Cognitive Impairment
Courses Taught
HP1100 - Fundamentals of Social Science Research
HP3601 - Human Memory
HP4271 - Cognitive Neuroplasticity
HP7002 - Research Seminar
HP7228 - Cognitive Neuroplasticity in Ageing and Dementia
HX7001 - Research Methods for Social Sciences (team-taught)
CC0007 - Science & Technology for Humanity (team-taught)
AG6003 - Physiology and Biological Ageing (team-taught)