• Name:Xiaoqian Xiao
    I am a Ph.D. student in National Key Laboratory for Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University. Now, I am visiting in Imaging Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, under the supervision of Dr. Russell Poldrack. I use fMRI techniques to research memory in the human brain. 
    As a mental travel in time described by Tulving, the whole memory process reads meanings into our past experiences, makes us who we are right now, and helps us construct the future.
    How these above things happened?
    This, in essence, is the broad question I have been exploring and is the focus on.
    I employ functional neuroimaging to investigate the following questions:
    --Why variable encoding enhanced memory performance.
    --What is the neural basis of retrieval?
    --What is the neural basis of subjective memory judgment?