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Dr. Yuan-hao Wu


I am interested in how the brain flexibly encodes and transforms information in order to support goal-directed behaviors. In particular, I seek to understand how neural representations of (somatosensory) information evolve throughout different cognitive processes, such as perception and working memory, and how this information is used to form decisions. To tackle this problem, I use a combination of methods including behavioral assessments, machine learning techniques, and neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG).

Uluc I, Schmidt TT, Wu Y, Blankenburg F. Content-specific codes of parametric auditory working memory in humans. Neuroimage. 2018;183:254–262. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.08.024

Wu Y*, Uluç I*, Schmidt TT, Tertel K, Kirilina E, Blankenburg F. Overlapping frontoparietal networks for tactile and visual parametric working memory representations.Neuroimage. 2018;166:325-334. doi:10.1016/J.NEUROIMAGE.2017.10.059.

Schmidt TT, Wu Y, Blankenburg F. Content-Specific Codes of Parametric Vibrotactile Working Memory in Humans. J Neurosci. 2017;37(40):9771-9777. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1167-17.2017

Filevich E, Becker M*, Wu Y*, Kühn S. Seeing Double: Exploring the Phenomenology of Self-Reported Absence of Rivalry in Bistable Pictures. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017;11:301. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2017.00301.

*equal contribution