- Crossmodal Research Laboratory Research Group
B.Eng (Tsinghua); M.A (McGill); Clarendon Scholar (2015)
Crossmodal Research Lab (Spence Lab)
Neural and computational mechanisms underlying multisensory processing and multisensory decision-making
Funding: Clarendon Scholarship
- started DPhil in October 2015;
- current work is concerned with the mechanisms of human multisensory processing and perceptual decision making within crossmodal contexts;
- focus on auditory-visual interaction;
- use a mixture of psychophysics, functional neuroimaging, and computational models.
I continue a close collaboration with Dr. Bruno Giordano on the perception and cerebral processing of non-speech natural sounds (MEG information-theoretic methods). I trained in psychophysics and psychoacoustics, funded by an NSERC-CREATE Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Fellowship, under Prof. Stephen McAdams at McGill University in Montreal, where I studied the mechanisms by which action-related auditory and somatosensory feedback signals are weighted and combined for the control of dexterous motor skills (Cao et al., 2016 Exp Brain Res). In 2013, I was visiting post-graduate researcher at the University of Glasgow, funded by a CIRMMT academic exchange program, for research in neuroimaging and quantitative modeling/analysis.
REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS5
The dominance of haptics over audition in controlling wrist velocity during striking movements.
Cao Y. et al, (2016), Exp Brain Res, 234, 1145 - 1158