I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow working with Dr. John Jonides in the Department of Psychology, University of Michigan. I study how external and internal distractions affect cognitive performance and how we can reduce their impact. I use eye-tracking in both lab and real-world settings to study how people manage their attention when facing distractions. I also investigate the effects of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) on brain activation and on supporting optimal cognitive performance.
From 2014 to 2020, I was a Ph.D. student in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan, where my work primarily focused on gaze control mechanisms during mind-wandering. My advisors were Dr. Kevin Miller and Dr. Kai Cortina. Before coming to Michigan in 2014, I majored in Psychology at Beijing Normal University.