cognitive neuroscience PhD student
Cognitive track PhD student in the Psychology Department at Penn State. Research interests include bilingualism, language comprehension, and individual differences in learning. Other interests include bias formation, and neuro-aesthetics. Main tools of investigation so far include psycho-behavioral experiments and fMRI, EEG, and eye-tracking.
Personal interests include reading, traveling, cooking, with some light gaming here and there.
CV (April, 2019)
Li, P., Zhang, F., Yu, A., Zhao, S., (2019). Language History Questionnaire (LHQ3): An enhanced tool for assessing multilingual experience. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi.org/10.1017/S1366728918001153
Yu, A., Chen, M., Cherodath, S., Hung, D., Tzeng, O., Wu, D., (2018). Neuroimaging evidence for sensitivity to orthography-to-phonology conversion in native readers and foreign language learners of Chinese. Journal of Neurolinguistics, doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroling.2018.07.002
Conference Poster Presentation:
Yu, A., Schloss, B., Hsu, C., Ma, L., Chang, C., Scotto, M., Seyfried, F., & Li, P. (March, 2019). The Reading Brain Project: An open science data-sharing initiative. Cognitive Neuroscience Society (San Francisco, CA).
Yu, A., Schloss, B., Hsu, C., Li, P. (August, 2018). Individual differences in text comprehension: a resting-state functional connectivity study. Society for the Neurobiology of Language (Quebec City, Canada).
Yu, A., Frost, R., Brice., H., Wu., D. (April, 2016). Sensitivity to regularity of combinatorial visual stimuli correlates with Chinese character recognition. Cognitive Neuroscience Society. (New York, NY).
Yu, A., Hsuan, E.-Y., Wu, D. (October, 2015). Characteristics of different visual statistical learning tasks: Evidence from native Taiwanese participants. Taiwan Psychology Association. (Taipei, Taiwan).
Yu, A., Wu, D. (June, 2015). Role of statistical learning and continued learning in determining L2 acquisition: Evidence from non-native Chinese learners. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical. (San Sebastian, Spain)
Yu, A., Wu, D. (November, 2015). Bilingual advantage in inhibition control: Evidence from late Chinese-English bilinguals. The Psychonomic Society. (Long Beach, CA).
Conference Symposium Presentation:
Yu, A., Wu, D. (January 2016). Feature combination of visual stimuli: Unveiling different aspects of statistical learning. Taiwan Society of Cognitive Neuroscience. (Taipei, Taiwan).
Updated April 2019
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