Dr. Weiwei Peng

职称:Associate Professor





研究领域研究领域(必填项):Brain rhythms of pain;Development of non-pharmacological analgesic strategies;Empathy for others’ pain

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Weiwei Peng

Associate Professor, School of Psychology of Shenzhen University

Phone: +86-13928424842

Email: ww.peng0923@gmail.com

Correspondence Address: L3-1226, Zhili Building, Canghai Campus, Shenzhen University


Research Interests

  Brain rhythms of pain

  Development of non-pharmacological analgesic strategies

  Empathy for others’ pain


Education and Work Experience

2006/09—2010/06      Bachelor, Tianjin University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering

2013/05—2014/04      Exchanging study, The University of Rome ‘Sapienza’, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

2010/09—2014/12      Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong, Li Kaching Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of O&T

2014/12—2016/09      Lecturer/Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Southwest University

2016/10Present      Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Shenzhen University


Research Projects (Principle investigator)

General Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China (31871127). In progress.

Synchronization of neural oscillations in spontaneous/induced pain and its regulation mechanism


Youth Project of National Natural Science Foundation of China (31500921). Completed.

The neural mechanism of individual differences in pain sensitivity


Features Innovative Projects of Guangdong Province Ordinary University (2019KTSCX149). In progress.

The abnormalities in pain perception of self and others in individuals with autism spectrum disorders


Published Journal Papers*co-first authors#corresponding author

1.      Fang H.H., Li X.Y., Fan B., Wu Y., Peng W.W.# (2021) Single dose testosterone administration enhances novelty responsiveness and short-term habituation in healthy males. Hormones and Behavior. Accepted.

2.      Zhang W.Y., Li X.Y., Yao J.J., Ye Q., Peng W.W.# (2021) Abnormalities in pain sensitivity among individuals with autism spectrum disorder: Evidence from meta-analysis. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 53(6), 613-628.

3.      Yao M.L., Lei Y., Li P., Ye Q., Liu Y., Li X.Y., Peng W.W.# (2020) Shared sensitivity to physical pain and social evaluation. The Journal of Pain. 21 (5): 677-688.

4.      Li X.Y., Liu Y., Ye Q., Lu X.J., Peng W.W.# (2020) The linkage between first-hand pain sensitivity and empathy for others' pain: attention matters. Human Brain Mapping. 2020: 1–14.

5.      Fang H.H., Li X.Y., Wu Y., Peng W.W.# (2020) Single dose testosterone administration modulates the temporal dynamics of distractor processing. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 121, 104838

6.      Peng W.W., Zhan Y.L., Jiang Y.L., Nan W.Y., Cohen Kadosh R., Wan F., Individual variation in alpha neurofeedback training efficacy predicts pain modulation. NeuroImage: Clinical. 102454

7.      Ye Q., Li X.Y., Peng W.W.# (2020) Individual variation in pain sensitivity and implicit negative bias toward pain. Psychosomatic Medicine. 82 (8): 796-804

8.      Wu Y.J., Liu Y., Yao M.L., Li X.Y., Peng W.W.# (2020) Language contexts modulate instant empathic responses to others’ pain. Psychophysiology. 57(8):e1356

9.      Lei Y., Mei Y., Dai Y.Q., Peng W.W.# (2020) Taxonomic relations evoke more fear than thematic relations after fear conditioning: an EEG study. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 167(2020):107099.

10.   Peng W.W.*, Tang Z.Y.*, Zhang F.R., Li H., Kong Y.Z., Iannetti G.D., Hu L. (2019) Neurobiological mechanisms of TENS-induced analgesia. NeuroImage. 195: 396-408.

11.   Peng W.W., Huang X.X., Liu Y., Cui F. (2019) Predictability modulates the anticipation and perception of pain in both self and others. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 14(7):747-757.

12.   Liu Y., Meng J., Yao M.L., Ye Q., Fan B., Peng W.W.# (2019) Hearing other's pain is associated with sensitivity to physical pain: an ERP study. Biological Psychology 145:150-158.

13.   Peng W.W., Peng H.N., Lu J.Z., Fan B., Cui F. (2019) Others’ pain appraisals modulate the anticipation and experience of subsequent pain. Neuroscience 410:16-28.

14.   Meng J., Shen L., Li Z.S., Peng W.W.# (2019) Top-down attention modulation on the perception of others' vocal pain: An event-related potential study. Neuropsychologia. 133:107177.

15.   Meng J., Shen L., Li Z.S., Peng W.W.# (2019) Top-down Efects on Empathy for Pain in Adults with Autistic Traits. Scientific Reports 9:8022.

16.   Ye Q., Yan D., Yao M.L., Lou W.T.#, Peng W.W.# (2019) Hyperexcitability of cortical oscillations in patients with somatoform pain disorder: A resting state EEG study. Neural Plasticity. 2687150.

17.   Peng W.W.*, Meng J.*, Lou Y.X., Li X.Y., Lei Y., Yan D. (2019) Reduced empathic pain processing in patients with somatoform pain disorder: evidence from behavioral and neurophysiological measures. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 139:40-47.

18.   Peng W.W.*, Xia X.L.*, Yi M., Huang, G. Zhang Z.G., Iannetti G.D., Hu L. (2018) Brain oscillations reflecting pain-related behavior in freely-moving rats. PAIN 159(1): 106–118.

19.   Zhang H.J, Peng W.W.#, Zhou L.L., Lv X.J., Wei H., Hu Li # (2018) Placebo Effects: Psychological Mechanisms and Clinical Applications, Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology. 26(3),467-471,453.

20.   Zhao K., Tang Z.Y., Guo Y.F., Peng W.W.#, Hu L.# (2017) "Analgesia induced by self-initiated electrotactile sensation is mediated by top-down modulations". Psychophysiology 54(6):848-856.

21.   Peng W.W.*, Guo X.L.*, Jin Q.Q., Wei H. et al (2017) Biological mechanism of post-herpetic neuralgia: evidence from multiple patho-psychophysiological measures. European Journal of Pain 21(5):827-842.

22.   Wang X.L, T Tang D.D., Jin Q.Q., Peng W.W.#, Hu L. (2017) Neural mechanisms of pain-related fear and its reduction. Advances in Psychological Science.25(10): 1758-1768.

23.   Tang Z.Y., Wang H.Q., Xia X.L., Tang Y., Peng W.W., Hu L. (2017) Mechanisms and applications of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation in analgesia. Acta physiologica Sinica 2017(3):1-22.

24.   Xia X.L.*, Peng W.W.*, Iannetti G., Hu L. (2016) Laser-evoked cortical responses in freely-moving rats reflect the activity of unmyelinated nociceptive pathways. NeuroImage 128: 209-17.

25.   Peng W.W. & Tang D.D. (2016) Pain Related Cortical Oscillations: Methodological Advances and Potential Applications. Front. Comput. Neurosci 10:9.

26.   Tang Y., Tang D.D., Peng W.W., Hu L. (2016) Pain inhibits pain: Conditioned pain modulation (CPM). Chinese Science Bulletin 61(6):642-653.

27.   Peng W.W., Babiloni C., Mao Y.H., Hu Y. (2015) Subjective pain perception mediated by alpha rhythms. Biological Psychology 109:141-50.: 4.17.

28.   Peng W.W., Hu Y., Mao Y.H., Babiloni C. (2015) Widespread cortical alpha ERD companying visual oddball target stimuli is frequency but non-modality specific. Behavioural Brain Research 295:71-7.

29.   Jia H.B.*, Peng W.W.*, Hu L. (2015) A novel approach to define region-of-interests of time-frequency features in electrocotical signals. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 253:18-27.

30.   Peng W.W.*, Hu L.*, Zhang ZG, Hu Y. (2014) Changes of spontaneous oscillatory activity to tonic heat pain. Plos One 9:e91052.

31.   Hu L.*, Peng W.W.*, Valentini E., Hu Y. (2013) Functional features of nociceptive-induced suppression of alpha band electroencephalographic oscillations. The Journal of Pain 14:89-99.

32.   Peng W.W.*, Hu L.*, Zhang Z.G., Hu Y. (2012) Causality in the association between P300 and event-related alpha desynchronization. Plos One 7: e34163.


Book Chapter

1.      Peng W.W. (2019) EEG Preprocessing and Denoising. 5th Chapter in Book: EEG Signal Processing and Feature Extraction. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.


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