Chun-Ting Hsu

Chun-Ting Hsu

Research Fellow, Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University


Research Interests: Text comprehension, reading pleasure (immersion and suspense), bilingualism, emotion, phonestheme, prosody and melody processing, autistic traits, empathy, social reward


  • Hsu, C.-T., Conrad, M., & Jacobs, A. M. (2014). Fiction feelings in Harry Potter: haemodynamic response in the mid-cingulate cortex correlates with immersive reading experience. NeuroReport. 25: 1356-1361. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0000000000000272
  • Hsu, C.-T., Jacobs, A. M., & Conrad, M. (2015). Can Harry Potter still put a spell on us in a second language? An fMRI study on reading emotion-laden literature in late bilinguals. Cortex. 63, 282-295. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.09.002
  • Hsu, C.-T., Jacobs, A. M., Citron, F. M. M., & Conrad, M. (2015). The emotion potential of words and passages in reading Harry Potter – an fMRI study. Brain Lang, 142, 96-114. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2015.01.011
  • Hsu, C.-T., Jacobs, A. M., Altmann, U., & Conrad, M. (2015). The magical activation of left amygdala when reading Harry Potter: An fMRI study on how descriptions of supra-natural events entertain and enchant. PLoS One, 10(2), e0118179. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118179


Chun-Ting  Hsu