Unlike other species and current artificial intelligence, humans are capable of performing a great number of very different complex tasks, such as driving a car, purchasing a house, getting a PhD and so on. These tasks vary greatly in many aspects, yet the brain is able to adapt its processing to these different task demands, as if it self-programs in order to perform the given tasks. These programs modulate neural processing through a collection of cognitive functions called cognitive control. My research program focuses on how these programs and their respective demand of cognitive control are learned, stored, retrieved and executed in the brain using computational modeling, neuroimaging and behavioral testing. Please check out the Research section for more details and the Publications section for my previous and ongoing work.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Wagner Lab at Stanford University. Before that, I was a graduate student and then postdoc in the Egner lab at Duke University. Even before that, I attended the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Zhejiang University.
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I will join the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa as an assistant professor in January 2020. My lab is currently looking for graduate students and a lab manager/research assistant starting in fall 2020. Please check out Join us for more detail.