BSc (Hons), MSc
My primary interest is in understanding the mechanisms of working memory in health and disease. Untangling the complex processes of cognition can lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Specifically, I use behavioural and computational methods to address how features can be flexibly manipulated in working memory. My DPhil is supervised by Professor Masud Husain and Professor Sanjay Manohar at the Cognitive Neurology Lab.
I was initially trained in molecular biology at the University of Edinburgh before moving to cognitive neuroscience at the University of Geneva. Outside of academia I have worked at the Accessibility & Ageing team at IBM Research and at GE Healthcare and have a keen interest in translational work to promote health and well-being.
Remote Digital Cognitive Assessment Reveals Cognitive Deficits Related to Hippocampal Atrophy in Autoimmune Limbic Encephalitis
Shibata K. et al, (2023)
Attentional modulation as a mechanism for enhanced facial emotion discrimination: The case of action video game players
Ciobanu A. et al, (2023), Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 23, 276 - 289
Rapid vigilance and episodic memory decrements in COVID-19 survivors
Zhao S. et al, (2022), Brain Communications, 4
Action video game play facilitates “learning to learn”
Zhang R-Y. et al, (2021), Communications Biology, 4
“Learning to learn” as a new path for learning generalization in working memory: the case of action video game play
Zhang R-Y. et al, (2020), Journal of Vision, 20, 1697 - 1697