Speech, language, and Neuroscience Group

A joint research team of New York University Shanghai and East China Normal University,
in the field of cognitive neuroscience, focusing on speech, language, and other higher order human cognitive functions.

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Research Interests

Speech perception and production

Visual word perception and language acquisition

Language comprehension and lateralization

Learning and memory (related to speech and language)

PIs

Qing Cai

Professor at East China Normal University
NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science

qcai@psy.ecnu.edu.cn

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Xing Tian

Assistant Professor at New York University Shanghai
NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science

xing.tian@nyu.edu

Personal page

Staff

Lily Tao

Assistant Professor

Linmin Zhang

Postdoc

Hao Zhu

Research Associate

Yanzhu Li

Research Associate

Hoiyan Mak

Research Associate

Jiaqiu Sun

Research Associate

Students

Shuai Wang

PhD Candidate

Bing Li

PhD Candidate

Fuyin Yang

PhD Candidate

Siqi Li

PhD Candidate

Miaomiao Zhu

Phd Candidate

Huangyuan Chen

Phd Candidate

Jieying Feng

Master Candidate

Lingting Wang

Master Candidate

Ou Ma

Master Candidate

Siyi Fang

Master Candidate

Lechuan Wang

Master Candidate

Yunyun Shen

Master Candidate

Undergraduates/Interns

Xuefei Wang

Fudan University

Linyang He

Fudan University

Zheng Li

NYUSH

Xiao Ma

NYUSH

Kexin Cai

ECNU

Alumni

Rui Feng

Master

Jinbiao Yang

RA

Stella Yuan

Intern

Fan Bai

RA

Qihui Xu

RA

Xupu Zhang

Undergrad

Xiaoluan Liu

Postdoc

Wenjia Zhang

Postdoc

Anna Zhen

RA

Defne Inhan

Intern

Tehreem Nihar

Intern

Shuang Geng

Master

Ruiqing Zhang

Master

Sainan Shi

Master

Feng Lin

Intern

Xingye Chen

Intern

Publications

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Resources

TopoToolbox

EEG/MEG topographic analyzer (author: Xing Tian, David Poeppel, and David E. Huber)

TopoToolbox is an open-source software for topographic analysis on the event-related electrophysiological (EEG/MEG) data based on the method proposed by Tian and Huber (2008; 2011). TopoToolbox provides a tool for researchers to directly derive robust measures of response pattern (topographic) similarity and psychological meaningful response magnitude using electromagnetic signals in sensor space. These measures are useful for testing psychological theories without anatomical descriptions.

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SUBTLEX-CH

Chinese word corpus (author: Qing Cai and Marc Brysbaert)

These are the Chinese word frequencies discussed in the Plos ONE article of Cai & Brysbaert, which you find here. The article explains what is in the files. So, this will not be repeated here.

Tutorial Paper Visit Website

Chardb

Chinese character database (author: Jinbiao Yang and Qing Cai)

The database contains various information of more than 20,000 Chinese characters. You can filter, extract the characters on any rule as your need, and then download them.

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Expy

Psychological experiment framework (author: Jinbiao Yang)

Expy is an easy-yet-powerful experiment framework builder for psychology. It's aimed at setting up an experiment without struggling with the manual production of stimuli, data loading and storing, or the other time-consuming works, by using various module functions. Expy is designed for psycholinguistic experiments, but it's also suitable for any other experiments.

View Manual View Code (Github)

EasyEEG

EEG data analyzer (author: Jinbiao Yang)

You can use a concise string to describe the timepoint(s), condition(s), channel(s) you want to analyse. Calling only one function is enough to produce results and figures. It supports ERP, GFP, Topography plot, TANOVA, MVPA, Clustering, and other channel-based or global-field-based analysis methods. Also, it enables you to try out your own method with little effort, since MEEG is designed as an open-source platform.

View Manual View Code (Github)

Activities

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Opportunities:

Postdoctoral fellows

Multiple positions are available. Information on applying (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/about/work/fellowships). Job inquires can be sent to the PIs

Prospective graduate students

Two ways to join our lab, either via NYU Neuroscience Doctoral Program Shanghai Track or ECNU Brain and Cognitive Science Graduate Program Track. Detailed information can be found at (http://neuro.shanghai.nyu.edu/graduate). Prospective students are encouraged to contact the PIs.

Research assistants/associates

Positions are available for post-graduate students who hold Bachlor's or Master’s degrees and are looking for more research experience. Candidates are encouraged to contact the PIs.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities/Interns

Our group is open to motivated undergraduates who interested in conducting independent research on human cognitive functions, including speech, language, learning, memory and other higher order cognitive functions. Such research opportunitiescan be taken during semesters or breaks. Please send your CV, description of your research interests, and a copy of unofficial transcripts to the PIs.