Dr. Raymond CHAN from the Neuropsychology and Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (NACN) Laboratory, and the CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health of the Institute of Psychology was elected as member (Medicine) of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts on December 3rd 2021, in recognition of his sustained outstanding contributions to the understanding of psychopathology of mental disorders, especially in early detection and intervention for mental disorders.
CHAN has been actively conducting research in identifying biomarkers for mental and brain disorders, especially in schizophrenia spectrum disorders and mood disorders. His recent work has extended to a wider spectrum of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders including autistic spectrum disorders and Alzheimer’s disease and their corresponding subclinical counterparts.
His work on neurological soft signs, anhedonia and amotivation in both clinical and subclinical samples has received much attention and recognition from scholars from psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience fields.
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