Y.W. Wang

I am from Jiaozuo, Henan province of China. I studied my bachelor and master both in China.

During my bachelor’s degree, I majored in psychology at Xinxiang University. Following this foundational phase, I pursued my master's degree at Zhejiang Normal University, situated far from the familiar surroundings of my hometown. Here, I specialized in basic psychology, with a particular focus on unraveling the neural mechanisms of novel words learning, utilizing EEG data as my lens into cognition. The main finding was that the neural pattern similarity of remembered words was different from the forgotten words during the encoding phase. This discovery fueled my passion for cognitive exploration.

Presently, I am privileged to serve as a PhD candidate at Maastricht University, supported by Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC). Under the supervision of Vincent van de Ven and Peter de Weerd, within the PALM group (Perception, Attention, Learning, and Memory), I investigate how our minds naturally divide sequential experiences into discrete clusters, employing fMRI, EEG, and brain stimulation techniques to uncover the underlying mechanisms.

Just as distinct paragraphs demarcate shifts in context within this introduction, the boundaries delineated by contextual changes within memory serve as critical anchors for cognitive processes. For further insights into my ongoing research projects, I welcome any inquiries or collaborations. Feel free to reach out to me for more information.