• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff6-25
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2016

Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute (Chen Institute)

Driven by their intense desire to understand how perceptions are formed and determine their experiences, husband and wife, Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo, established the Institute to promote a holistic approach to better understand the brain and how we experience the world. Tianqiao is the founder of the Shanda Group.  Widely recognized as one of the most innovative entrepreneurs globally, Tianqiao has been credited with having pioneered and built the online game industry and the digital publishing industry in China.  Over the past 16 years, three of Shanda Group’s subsidiaries were listed on NASDAQ and one on KOSDAQ.  Shanda Group became a dedicated global investment company, wholly-owned by Tianqiao and his family, after taking Shanda’s parent company private in early 2012.   VISION Improving the human experience through the understanding of how brains perceive, interpret and interact with the world   Supporting brain research focused on: Understanding the sensation-perception mechanisms and related systems of memory, attention, learning and expectations Advancing discoveries and applications that minimize the negative and enhance the positive impact of perceptions The ability to shape and refine perception will help us better understand the world, be it through more targeted therapies to alleviate negative psychological states such as depression, or seamless brain-machine interfaces to enhance the utilization of mental capacity and capabilities.
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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • California
  • Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech 1200 East California Boulevard MC 156-29 Pasadena