People

 

 

Alec Solway Alec Solway

Lab Director

Ph.D., Neuroscience, Princeton University

Claire Kaplan Claire Kaplan

Graduate Student

Claire graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience from the College of William and Mary. She is currently a 4th year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program working with Dr. Alec Solway in his Computational Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychiatry Lab (CCNP). Her research utilizes a combination of neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, and advanced computational techniques to investigate neural circuit mechanisms and how these differ in psychiatric illnesses, such as anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

After graduating college, Claire moved to Taiwan for a year to study Mandarin-Chinese. She then worked as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institutes of Mental Health and at the Lieber Brain Institute for Brain Development at Johns Hopkins where her research explored the effective connectivity of key brain regions related to contextual learning and delusional beliefs in schizophrenia.

Yuqing Lei Yuqing Lei

Graduate Student

Yuqing graduated with a dual major in Neuroscience and Psychology and minor in Computer Science from Scripps College. She is a 1st-year doctoral student in Dr. Alec Solway’s lab. She is especially interested in translational research that closes the gap between the advanced cognitive neuroscience and clinical applications. Her work in undergrad focused on using cognitive modeling to understand the role of empathy in human cooperation. In addition, she has also worked on hyperscanning with EEG, looking at the neural correlates of interaction and role-switching.

Besides research, Yuqing also works on the promotion of international education, especially for disadvantaged students who lack information and extracurricular resources.

Bingxin Song Bingxin Song

Research Assistant / Lab Manager

Bingxin received a B.S. in Mathematics Education from Jiaxing University in China and a B.A. in Psychology from Missouri Western State University. Her work in the lab centers around programming computer-based experiments, recruiting and running participants, and helping with data analysis. At MWSU, her research investigated whether semantically incongruent information would interfere with inhibitory control in Go/Nogo tasks and modeled behavioral data with the drift-diffusion model to determine how participants changed decision strategies in the face of incongruent information.

Alumni

Zhen Lin Zhen Lin

Zhen is currently in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Southern California

Research Assistant / Lab Manager, Jan 2018 – May 2019

Zhen received a B.S. in Research and Experimental Psychology and a B.A. in Music from the University of California, Davis. Her work in the lab centers around programming computer-based experiments, recruiting and running participants, and helping with data analysis. At UC Davis, her research focused on how attention and temporal expectancies affect different aspects of musical experience, and how children with 22q deletion syndrome interact with their families. Zhen enjoys reading, playing different musical instruments and singing classical songs.