Prof. Wong Patrick Chun Man

Professor Wong Patrick Chun Man

Associate Vice-President (Research)
Stanley Ho Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor of Linguistics

BA, MA, PhD (Texas)

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Training

  • 2003 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience, University of Chicago
  • 2001 PhD in Cognitive Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1998 MA in Cognitive Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1996 BA in Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Faculty Appointments

  • 2015 - Stanley Ho Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, CUHK
  • 2013 - Professor of Linguistics, Otorhinolaryngology (by courtesy), and Psychology (by courtesy), CUHK
  • 2004 - 2012 Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Otolaryngology, Northwestern University

Selected Awards

  • 2023 Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury, 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva
  • 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities (Linguistics)
  • 2019 Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship, RGC
  • 2015, 16, 20 (Three-Time) Winner of the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award, CUHK
  • 2010 Independent Scientist Award, National Institutes of Health (USA)

Clinical Qualifications

  • 2018- Member, Register of Speech Therapists, Department of Health, Hong Kong SAR
  • 2013- Full Member, Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists
  • 2004- Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Illinois, U.S.A.
  • 2004- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Selected Professional Services

  • Executive Committee, Asia-Pacific BabyLab Consortium
  • Board of Directors, Society for Neurobiology of Language
  • Board of Experts, Hong Kong Association of Speech Therapists
  • Research and Development, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR), Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Panel (Language & Psychology Subpanel), Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
  • Risk, Prevention and Health Behavior, National Institutes of Health (USA)
  • Sensory Panel, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (USA)
  • Language and Communication Study Section, National Institutes of Health (USA)
  • Communication Disorders Review Committee, National Institutes of Health (USA)
  • DABP Research/Infrastructure Special Emphasis Panel, National Institutes of Health (USA)

Selected Publications

  • Wong, P. C. M., Skoe, E., Russo, N. M., Dees, T., & Kraus, N. (2007). Musical Experience Shapes Human Brainstem Encoding of Linguistic Pitch Patterns. Nature Neuroscience, 10, 420-422.
  • Wong, F. C. K., Chandrasekaran, B., Garibaldi, K., & Wong, P. C. M. (2011). White Matter Anisotropy in the Ventral Language Pathway Predicts Sound-To-Word Learning Success. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(24), 8780-8785.-2014
  • Morgan-Short, K., Faretta-Stutenberg, M., Brill-Schuetz, K. A., Carpenter, H., & Wong, P. C. M. (2014). Declarative and Procedural Memory as Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 17(1), 56-72.
  • Feng, G., Ingvalson, E. M., Grieco-Calub, T. M., Roberts, M. Y., Ryan, M. E., Birmingham, P., Burrowes, D., Young, N., & Wong, P. C. M. (2018). Neural Preservation Underlies Speech Improvement from Auditory Deprivation in Young Cochlear Implant Recipients. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115(5), E1022-E1031.
  • Wong, P. C. M., Kang, X., Wong, K. H. Y., So., H-C., Choy, K. W., & Geng, X. (2020). ASPM-Lexical Tone Association in Speakers of a Tone Language: Direct Evidence for the Genetic-Biasing Hypothesis of Language Evolution. Science Advances, 6 (22), eaba5090.
  • Lau, J.C.Y., To, C.K.S., Kwan, J.S.K., Kang, X., Losh, M, & Wong, P.C.M. (2021). Lifelong Tone Language Experience does not Eliminate Deficits in Neural Encoding of Pitch in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(9), 3291-3310. 
  • Margulis, E. H., Wong, P. C. M., Turnbull, C., Kubit, B. M., & McAuley, J. D. (2022).  Narratives Imagined in Response to Instrumental Music Reveal Culture-Bounded Intersubjectivity.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119 (4), e2110406119.
  • Zhou, X., Wang, L., Hong, X., & Wong, P. C. M. (2023). Infant‐Directed Speech Facilitates Word Learning through Attentional Mechanisms: An fNIRS Study of Toddlers. Developmental Science, e13424.


  • Wong, P.C.M., Feng, G., Young, N.M. (2023). Neural Predictors of Language Skill Outcomes in Cochlear Implantation Patients (Granted U.S. Patent No. 11,607,309).
  • Wong, P.C.M., Novitskiy, N., Feng, G., Leung, T.F., Lam, H.S., Maggu, A.R. (2023). 预测婴幼儿的发育语言和交流能力的方法和工具 (“Method and Tool for Predicting Language Development and Communication Capabilities of Infants and Toddlers”) (Granted PRC Patent No. ZL202010692253.5; Pending in US, GB, AU, VN, & TH)
  • Wong, P.C.M., Novitskiy, N., Geng, X, Chan, H.Y., Lam, H.S., Leung, T.F. (Filed on April 21, 2023). Using Neural Data from Infancy to Forecast Future Developmental Outcomes in Preterm Children (US Provisional Patent Application No. 63/461,204).

Entrepreneurial Activities

Founder,  Foresight Language and Learning Solutions Limited
Supported by Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities (Innovation and Technology Fund, Hong Kong SAR) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Incub-Tech