1. Kim S* Liu L & Cao F (2017). How does first language (L1) influence second language (L2) reading in the brain? Evidence from Korean-English and Chinese-English bilinguals. Brain and Language. 171:1-13.
2. Cao F, Sussman B, Rios V, Yan X, Spray G, Wang Z, Mack R (2017). Different brain mechanisms involved in learning different L2s: evidence from native English speakers learning Spanish and Chinese. NeuroImage, 148: 284-295.
3. Cao F, Yan X, Wang Z, Liu Y, Wang J, Spray G, Deng Y (2017). Neural signatures of phonological deficits in developmental dyslexia. NeuroImage, 146, 301-311.
4. Lagarrigue A, Longcamp M, Anton J, Nazarian B, Prevot L, Velay J, Cao F, Frenck-Mestre C (2017). The neural network of reading: Does writing help the brain accommodate for linguistic diversity? Neuropsychologia, 97, 83-97.
5. Cao F & Perfetti CA (2016). Neural signatures of the reading-writing connection: greater involvement of writing in Chinese reading than English reading. PlosOne. 11(12):e0168414.
6. Liu H* & Cao F (2016). L1 and L2 processing in the bilingual brain: a meta-analysis on neuroimaging studies. Brain and Language, 159, 60-73.
7. Kim S*, Qi T, Fang X, Ding G, Liu L, & Cao F (2016). How does language distance between L1 and L2 affect the L2 brain network? An fMRI study of Korean-Chinese-English trilinguals. Neuroimage, 129, 25-39.
8. Cao F (invited review article) (2016). Neuroimaging studies on bilingual reading. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 19(4), 683-688.
9. Cao F, Brennan C & Booth JR (2015). The brain adapts to orthography with experience: Evidence from English and Chinese. Developmental Science, 18(5): 785-798.
10. Cao F, Kim S, Liu Y & Liu L (2014). Similarities and differences in brain activation and functional connectivity in first and second language reading: Evidence from Chinese learners of English. Neuropsychologia, 63, 275-284.
11. Cao F, Tao R, Liu L, Perfetti CA, & Booth JR (2013). High proficiency of second language is characterized by greater involvement of the first language network: evidence from Chinese learners of English. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(10), 1649-1663.
12. Cao F, Rickles B, Vu M, Zhu Z, Chan H, Harris L, Stafura J & Perfetti CA (2013). Early-stage visual processing predicts retention in second language learning: an ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 26(4), 440-461.
13. Perfetti CA, Cao F, Booth JR (2013). Specialization and universals in the development of reading skill: How Chinese research informs a universal science of reading. Scientific Studies of Reading, 17(1), 5-21.
14. Brennan C, Cao F, Pedroarena-Leal N, McNorgan C & Booth JR, (2013). Learning to read reorganizes the oral language network only in alphabetic writing systems. Human Brain Mapping, 34(12), 3354-3368.
15. Cao F, Vu M, Chan H, Lawrence J, Harris L, Guan Q, Xu Y & Perfetti CA (2013). Writing affects the brain network of reading in Chinese: an fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping, 34(7), 1670-1684.
16. Cao F, Khalid K, Lee R, Brennan C, Yang Y, Li K, Bolger DJ, & Booth JR (2011). Development of brain networks involved in spoken word processing of Mandarin Chinese. NeuroImage, 57(3), 750-759.
17. Cao F, Lee R, Shu H, Yang Y, Xu G, Li K & Booth JR (2010) Cultural constraints on brain development - Evidence from a developmental study of Chinese visual words processing. Cerebral Cortex, 20(5), 1223-1233.
18. Cao F, Khalid K, Zaveri R, Bolger DJ, Bitan T & Booth JR (2010) Neural correlates of priming effects in children during spoken words processing with orthographic demands. Brain and Language, 114(2), 80-89.
19. Liu L, Deng X, Peng D, Cao F, Ding G , Jin Z , Zeng Y, Li K, Zhu L, Fan N, Deng Y & Booth JR. (2009) Modality- and task-specific brain regions involved in Chinese lexical processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 1473-1487.
20. Cao F, Peng DL, Liu L, Jin Z, Fan N, Deng Y, & Booth JR (2009). Developmental differences of neurocognitive networks of phonological and semantic processing in Chinese word reading. Human Brain Mapping, 30(3), 797-809.
21. Cao F, Bitan T & Booth JR (2008). Effective connectivity in children with reading difficulties during phonological processing. Brain and Language, 107, 91-101.
22. Cao F, Bitan T, Chou TL, Burman DD & Booth JR (2006). Deficient orthographic and phonological representations in developmental dyslexics revealed by brain activation patterns. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(10), 1041-1050.
23.Bitan T, Burman DD, Chou TL, Dong L, Cone NE, Cao F, Bigio JD & Booth JR (2007) The interaction between orthographic and phonological information in children: an fMRI study. Human Brain Mapping, 28(9), 880-891.
24. Chou TL, Booth JR, Bitan T, Burman DD, Bigio JD, Cone NE, Dong L & Cao, F (2006). Developmental and skill effects on the neural correlates of semantic processing to visually presented words. Human Brain Mapping, 27, 915-924.
25. Shu H, Meng X, Chen X, Luan H, & Cao F. (2005). The subtypes of developmental dyslexia in Chinese: Evidence from three cases. Dyslexia, 11, 311-329.