Before coming to Oxford, I did BSc Neuroscience, MSc Computer Science and my PhD (with Prof Maria Chait and Prof Fred Dick), all at University College London.
I love neuromodulation. My phd was about the role of noradrenaline in auditory cognition, and now I am in Oxford learning about dopamine!
As a contributor to Pavlovia and PsychoJS, I consider myself a hardcore fan of online behavioural testing. Try out our cognitive battery at oxfordcognition.org. If you are curious about how to run auditory online test, read this.
I was a popular science writer since 2013. I published three hard copy books in China and few e-books. I think I have done a great job so I retired from writing in 2022.
I really care about what it means by being academic. Being a female, being a foreigner, being a mother and being a researcher are all quite challenging. Thankfully, I do enjoy these challenges now. I am very keen to promote the awareness of the life of PhD students and postdocs. Listen to "Research as a Lifestyle! 科研这种生活方式!" on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. I hate saying superficially positive stuff. Let’s be realistic.
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