Dr. LEUNG, Mei-kei Miki

Assistant Professor
- Compassion and Mindfulness
- Consciousness
- Mental Health and Resilience
- Children’s Play
- Strength-Based Intervention
- Self-Other Distinction and Connection
- Disorders of Social Cognition including Autism, Depression and Schizophrenia
- Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Ph.D. (Neuropsychology), The University of Hong Kong
M.Phil (Psychiatry), The University of Hong Kong
B.Cog.Sc., The University of Hong Kong

Journal articles (*Co-first author)

Tai A. P. L., Leung, M. K., Geng, X., Lau, W. K. W. (Accepted). Conceptualizing psychological resilience through resting-state functional MRI in a mentally healthy population: A systematic review. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Jul 19; https://doi.org/10.3389/fnbeh.2023.1175064

Tai A. P. L., Leung, M. K., Lau, B. W. M., Ngai, S. P. C., Lau, W. K. W. (2023). Olfactory dysfunction: A plausible source of COVID-19-induced neuropsychiatric symptoms. Frontiers in Neuroscience. Mar 20;17:1156914. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1156914.

Leung, M. K., Lau, W. K. (2020) Resting-state abnormalities of posterior cingulate in autism spectrum disorder. Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science, 173: 139-159. doi: 10.1016/bs.pmbts.2020.04.010.

Lau, W. K. W., Leung, M. K.*, Zhang R. (2020). Hypofunctional connectivity between the posterior cingulate cortex and ventromedial prefrontal cortex in autism: Evidence from coordinate-based imaging meta-analysis. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 173: 139-159. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2020.109986.

Lau, W. K. W, Leung, M. K.*, Lau, B. W. M. (2019). Resting-state abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A meta-analysis. Scientific Reports, Mar 7; 9(1): 3892. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-40427-7.

Shao, R., Lau, W. K., Leung, M. K., & Lee, T. M. (2018). Subgenual anterior cingulate-insula resting-state connectivity as a neural correlate to trait and state stress resilience. Brain and Cognition, 124, 83-71. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2018.05.001.

Lau, W. K., Leung, M. K., Wing, Y. K., & Lee, T. M. (2018). Potential mechanisms of mindfulness in improving sleep and distress. Mindfulness (N Y), 9(2): 547-555. doi: 10.1007/s12671-017-0796-9.

Leung, M. K., Lau, W. K. W., Chan, C. C. H., Wong, S. S. Y., Fung, A. L. C., & Lee, T. M. C. (2018). Meditation-induced neuroplastic changes in amygdala activity during negative affective processing. Social Neuroscience, Jun 13(3): 277-288. doi: 10.1080/17470919.2017.1311939.

Lau, W. K., Leung, M. K., Law, A. C. K., & Lee, T. M. C. (2017). Moderating effects of cortisol on neural-cognitive association in cognitively normal elderly subjects. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. May 24; 9: 163. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00163.

Lau, W. K., Leung, M. K.*, Lee, T. M., & Law, A. C. (2016). Resting-state abnormalities in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: a meta-analysis. Translational Psychiatry, Apr 26; 6: e790. doi: 10.1038/tp.2016.55.

Lau, W. K. W., Leung, M. K.*, Wong, S. Y. S., Chan, C. C. H., & Lee, T. M. C. (2015). Can the neural–cortisol association be moderated by training-induced mindful experience? Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Nov 18; 5: 16620. doi: 10.1038/srep16620.

Leung, M. K., Chan, C. C. H., Yin, J., Lee, C. F., So, K. F., & Lee, T. M. C. (2015). Enhanced amygdala-cortical functional connectivity in meditators. Neuroscience Letters, Mar 17; 590: 106-110. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2015.01.052.

Leung, M. K., Chan, C. C. H., Yin, J., Lee, C. F., So, K. F., & Lee, T. M. C. (2013). Increased gray matter volume in the right angular and posterior parahippocampal gyri in loving-kindness meditators. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 8(1), 34-39. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss076.

Lee, T. M. C., Leung, M. K., Raine, A., & Chan, C. C. (2013). I want to lie about not knowing you, but my precuneus refuses to cooperate. Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), 3, 1636. doi: 10.1038/srep01636.

Lee, T. M. C., Sun, D., Leung, M. K., Chu, L. W., & Keysers, C. (2013). Neural activities during affective processing in people with Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 34(3), 706-715. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2012.06.018.

Cheng, G. L. F., Zeng, H., Leung, M. K., Zhang, H. J., Lau, B. W. M., Liu, Y. P., Liu, G. X., Sham, P. C., Chan, C.C.H., & Lee, T.M.C. (2013). Heroin abuse accelerates biological aging: A novel insight from telomerase and brain imaging interaction. Translational Psychiatry (Nature Publishing Group), 3: e260. doi: 10.1038/tp.2013.36.

Lee, T. M., Leung, M. K., Hou, W. K., Tang, J. C., Yin, J., So, K. F., Lee, C. F., & Chan, C. C. H. (2012). Distinct neural activity associated with focused-attention meditation and loving-kindness meditation. PLoS ONE, 7(8), e40054. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040054.

Leung, M., Cheung, C.*, Yu, K., Yip, B., Sham, P., Li, Q., Chua, S., & McAlonan, G. (2011). Gray matter in first-episode schizophrenia before and after antipsychotic drug treatment. Anatomical likelihood estimation meta-analyses with sample size weighting. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 37(1), 199-211. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbp099.

Yu, K., Cheung, C., Leung, M., Li, Q., Chua, S., & McAlonan, G. (2010). Are Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia Neuroanatomically Distinct? An Anatomical Likelihood Meta-analysis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4: 189. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00189.

Cheung, C., Yu, K., Fung, G., Leung, M., Wong, C., Li, Q., Sham, P., Chua, S., & McAlonan, G. (2010). Autistic disorders and schizophrenia: related or remote? An anatomical likelihood estimation. PLoS One, 5(8): e12233. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012233.


Book Chapter

Leung, M. K., Lau, W. K. (2020) Resting-state abnormalities of posterior cingulate in autism spectrum disorder. Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science, 173: 139-159. 

PSY110 Biological Bases of Behaviour
PSY206 Research Methods and Designs
PSY310 Advanced Cognitive Psychology
PSY372 Research Project II
PSY405 Human Neuropsychology
PSY406 Specific Issues in Neuroscience
PSY412 Honours Research Project II
PSY506 Biological Bases of Behavior
MPhil/PhD Supervisor


Guest associate editor, Frontiers in Neuroscience
Editorial board, CPQ Neurology and Psychology


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