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Zilu Liang

DPhil Candidate

Neural computational mechanism of compositional generalization

It has been well established that humans are capable of repurposing learned knowledge to facilitate novel applications, i.e. generalization of learned knowledge. My DPhil project aims to study the theory of compositional generalization and how to better facilitate learning and generalization in humans. I am working under the supervision of Professor Chris Summerfield and Professor Miriam Klein-Flugge. We use neural networks as computational models combined with neural imaging techniques to provide a mechanistic account of compositional generalization.

Prior to my DPhil at EP, I did my master's study and worked as a research assistant in social neuroscience at the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning at Beijing Normal University.