• Name:Ying Cai

    Personal Statement
    I am a PhD student in the Center for Brain and Learning Sciences (CBLS), the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research at Beijing Normal University. Exploring the nature of human intelligence and finding efficient ways to enhance it is one of key issues in psychological science. My major research interests now include the neurocognitive architecture of working memory, executive control and multitasking preference. By using behavioral test, neuroimaging(EEG and fMRI) and no invasive brain stimulation(tDCS), Specifically, I currently focus on the following questions: 
    1. The nature and neural mechanism of working memory capacity limitation, by both considering the number of items kept and the precision of the memory content;
    2. The dynamic changes during the memory maintenance, aiming to draw the detailed information flow map in both temporal and spatial scales.
    3. The interaction between working memory and other cognitive process, like top-down attention, inhibitory control and multitasking preference. 
    As a student in normal university, I am also interested in how to improving the teaching technology in neuroscience. To be a good teacher as well as a good researcher is always my dream.
    Cai, Y., Li, S., Liu, J., Li, D., Feng, Z., Wang, Q., . . . Xue, G. (2015). The Role of the Frontal and Parietal Cortex in Proactive and Reactive Inhibitory Control: A Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Study. J Cogn Neurosci, 1-10.  Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26439269
    Cai Y, Li S., Xue G., 2014, Domain-specific and domain-general neural architecture of human visual short term memory. 20th Annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany
    Cai Y, Xue G.,2015, The role of tDCS in modulating cognitive functions, The 6th FAONS Congress &
    The 11th Biennial Conference of CNS. Wuzhen, China.