People

 

 

Alec Solway Alec Solway

 

Lab Director

Ph.D., Neuroscience, Princeton University

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.

Bella Schneider Bella Schneider

 

Research Assistant

Bella graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from New York University with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Her role in the lab involves programming computer-based experiments, recruiting and running participants, and some administrative tasks. At NYU, her research focused on tracking and identifying biomarkers of synucleinopathies, such as Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies, using longitudinal data analyses. Her interests lie in computational modeling and neuroimaging in neurodevelopmental disorders, especially in children and adolescents.

 

Alumni

Claire Kaplan Claire Kaplan

 

Claire is currently completing her internship at the University of Washington.

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.

Bingxin Song Bingxin Song

 

Bingxin is currently a Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University working with Roger Ratcliff.

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.

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.