• Name:Yanqiu Tian

    Personal Statement
    I am a graduate in the National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University. As a graduate student, I'm excited to continuously investigate the neural underpinnings of human memory using fMRI and behavioral techniques. I am also interested in working memory, high-level cognitive processes and cognitive dysfunction in neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia. My current research project aims on the relationship of gene-brain-behavior, with special interest on the interaction of three factors. My interest in cognitive neuroscience arose from my concern about human individual diversity and brain diseases. Why are so many people suffering from a variety of mental illness which is difficult to cure? What are the real reasons? All these questions seem so fascinating to me and I want to devote myself to exploring that mysterious world. When I am not in the lab, I like reading and travelling, both of which impress me with different perspectives about the world, about people.