2nd-year Ph.D. Student
I'm interested in how individuals acquire knowledge from daily experience and dynamic environments. Motivated to further understand the neural/biological, cognitive, and computational mechanisms of such a learning process, I focus on memory and sleep in my current work. But I am also open to other related topics, such as decision-making, statistical learning, and causal reasoning, and happy to look at the development and mental health aspects in my future research.
1st-year Ph.D. Student
My research is about the metacognitive processes of human learning and memory. I have found it fascinating to explore how people understand their own mnemonic behaviors and accordingly adjust their learning strategies for better performance. Unfortunately, it’s been well documented that many learners lack the awareness of some beneficial learning strategies such as taking retrieval practice/tests, making judgments of learning, and interleaving study materials, etc. My current work is to figure out how our metacognitive system functions during the aforementioned processes, and I wish I could help more people learn more efficiently with my findings.
Kehan Zhou (Sophie)
1st-year Ph.D. Student
I'm currently interested in how individuals acquire and memorize languages in a different modal (e.g., sign language) compared to their previously-acquired language(s) (e.g., spoken language), and I would like to explore this field through both behavioural and neuroimaging methods. At the same time, linguistic concepts, such as bilingualism or multilingualism, might also play a role in my future research to look for potential patterns during cognition/acquisition of a new language.
I have just started my journey in psychology. Broadly speaking, I’m interested in long-term memory, working memory and its underlying mechanisms. I'm currently working on neural network models that can potentially explain a broad range of findings on the testing effect.
I am delighted to participate in psychological research to explore the mysteries of human memory and learning. I am interested in the mechanisms and changes of cognition, learning, ability, personality, and memory during the human development process. I am currently researching memory to improve sign language learning through retrieval practice.
Jeffrey Chun-Yin Fong
I am currently a final-year undergraduate student conducting my senior thesis research in the field of educational psychology. My main focus is to investigate the intricate interplay between cognitive, emotional, and physical factors that significantly influence students' performance during test-taking. I will embark on this independent inquiry in my capacity as an undergraduate teaching assistant for the course PSYC2190 Physiological Psychology in Term 2, 2023-24. My ultimate goal is to provide college faculty with valuable, evidence-based insights on designing assessments that align with predetermined learning objectives, thereby maximising pedagogical outcomes.
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My research interests primarily revolve around human episodic memory. I specialize in EEG and signal processing. I am particularly intrigued by the impact of various approaches on memory and the corresponding underlying mechanisms. These approaches encompass cognitive strategies, sleep, tACS, rhythmic auditory stimuli, physical environment, and more. I find them captivating and believe they complement one another.
Esther Chen Research Assistant