IPCAS 8 - Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Zuo, Xu)


One-year Test-Retest in Older Adults: A control group for a study of the effects of Tai Chi Chun

Principal Investigators:

  • Xi-Nian Zuo, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Jing Luo, College of Education, Capital Normal University
  • Ting Xu, Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chaoyang, Beijing 100101, China; Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Orangeburg, NY, USA; Center for the Developing Brain, Child Mind Institute, New York, NY, USA


  • Gao-Xia Wei, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science


  • Hao-Ming Dong, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Xiao-Ling Yue, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science


  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (31200794, 91132728, 31271079, 81171409, 81220108014)
  • National Basic Research Program of China (2010CB833904: JL)
  • Hundred Talents Program and the Key Research Program (KSZD-EW-TZ-002: XNZ) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sample Description

This sample includes 13 healthy older adults who served as the control group in a study on the effect of traditional Chinese Tai Chi Chun on brain structure and function, in a longitudinal experimental design. Each participant was scanned twice, with scans at least one year apart. Three modalities (T1/EPI/DTI) of brain images were acquired for each subject.

Subjects were presented with a blank screen and instructed to keep their eyes closed, relax and move as little as possible. Subjects were also asked not focus on their breathing or put themselves in a meditative state.

Scan Parameters:

Publications Using This Data

Wei GX, Dong HM, Yang Z, Luo J, Zuo XN. Tai Chi Chuan optimizes the functional organization of the intrinsic human brain architecture in older adults. Front. Aging Neurosci. 2014; 8:74.

Wei GX, Xu T, Fan FM, Dong HM, Jiang LL, Li HJ, Yang Z, Luo J, Zuo XN. Can Taichi reshape the brain? A brain morphometry study. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(4): e61038.


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The following imaging data, specified by subject number, and phenotypic data are available:

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15387/fcp_indi.corr.ipcas8

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