Yangwen Xu

Yangwen Xu got his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience under the supervision of Yanchao Bi at Beijing Normal University, China. His main interest lies in how the brain, as an electrical and biological machine, constructs and manipulates concepts and thoughts. In the lab, he aims to unravel the spatiotemporal neural basis underlying linguistic versus experiential aspects of semantic processing, and to shed light on the nature of neuroplasticity in blind people.

He left the lab more formally than substantially, to take up a post-doc position with Olivier Collignon first, and then Roberto Bottini, to keep working on our joint projects on the brain dynamics behind textual integration and the format of semantic representations in the ventral stream.