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Dongyu Gong

DPhil Candidate

  • Brain & Cognition Lab (Nobre Lab)

BIography

Dongyu is a DPhil student supervised by Kia Nobre and Dejan Draschkow, and is funded by Clarendon Scholarship, Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Partnership, and New College Yeotown Scholarship. Before graduate school, Dongyu obtained his BSc degree from Tsinghua University with the highest distinction.

During his undergraduate years, Dongyu was also engaged in research at UC Berkeley (David Whitney), VU Amsterdam (Jan Theeuwes), and Harvard Medical School (Jeremy Wolfe).

research

Our brain is extraordinary at matching incoming visual signals to past experiences stored in the memory, which guides our attention and allows us to behave flexibly and adaptively based on predictions and expectations. On the other hand, attention also guides the encoding of information into memory.  

However, the neural mechanisms underlying these fascinating aspects of human cognition remain unclear.

Dongyu's research focuses on the neural basis of how attention and memory interact, using a combination of functional MRI, EEG/MEG, and human psychophysics techniques.