Welcome to the Clinical Brain Lab

About us

Our brain plays an important role in how we perceive and interact with the world around us. What happens when development goes awry in our brain, or insult occurs to our brain? How do we harness neuroplasticity to ameliorate neuropsychiatric conditions, or to optimize learning during the natural progression of neurodegeneration? Can we enhance cognitive health through neuromodulations?

At the Clinical Brain lab, we apply clinical neuropsychological principles to uncover the enigma of the brain and work towards addressing these questions. Clinical neuropsychology examines the intricate relationship underlying the mental processes and our behavior. It allows us to understand how dysfunctions of the brain affect the way we perceive internal and external environments, communicate with others, make judgments, plan and execute ideas, and coordinate emotions.

The main research modalities in our lab include traditional neuropsychological assessments, cognitive tests, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), diffusion MRI and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). More recently, we have also included the use of electroencephalography (EEG) to answer research questions that require better temporal resolution and transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to investigate how we can modulate brain functions.

Research Themes

Higher Cognition and the Cerebellum

We aim to understand how the cerebellum is involved in higher cognition through the use of various neuroimaging methods.

Active Ageing

We aim to promote brain health through developing exercise-cognition training.

Science of Learning

We use a combination of techniques to investigate the neural reading networks for bilingual readers.

Deception and Trust

We use neuroimaging techniques to understand the behavioural and neural correlates of deception.

Projects

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Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition

From neuroscience to the practice of learning: an in-depth investigation into cognitive flexibility.

Active Aging Lifestyle

A development of an intervention program ExCITE for aging population.

Behevioural and Neural Correlates of Deception

An investigation of deception and trust.

Bilingual Reading Networks

An investigation of the neural reading networks for bilingual readers.

Promoting Effective Biliteracy

A project that aims at promoting effective biliteracy in early childhood.

Translating neuroscience for educators

An attempt to increase accessibility of cognitive neuroscience findings.

Higher Cognition & the Cerebellum

We study cerebro-cerebellar pathways and their roles in higher cognition.

Meet the Team

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Principal Investigators

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Annabel Chen

Professor of Psychology
Lab Director

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Alicia Goodwill

Assistant Professor
Lead for SoL in Active Lifestyle

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Chiao-Yi Wu

Lecturer
Lead for SoL in Emerging Skills

Research Scientists and Research Fellows

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Dominique Makowski

Presidential Research Fellow

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Nestor Vinas-Guasch

Research Fellow

Collaborators

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Gladys Heng

Collaborator

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Rajan Kashyap

Collaborator

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Ananda Sidarta

Collaborator

Graduate Students

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Teo Jia Li

Ph.D Student

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Dayton Leow

Ph.D. Student

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Mengyu Lim

Ph.D. Student

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Vae Zhang Jiayi

Ph.D Student

Research Associates

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Lin Hsin-Yu

Research Associate & Lab Manager

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Wilson Lim

Research Associate & Coordinator for Educational Neuroscience Projects

Research Assistants

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Te An Shu

Research Assistant & Coordinator for Deception Neuroscience Projects

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Michelle Yap

Research Assistant

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Cheng Wenxuan

Research Assistant & Coordinator for Active Aging Project

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Kelly Sng Hwee Leng

Research Assistant

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Ngoi Zi Liang

Research Assistant

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Phoebe Chia

Research Assistant & Coordinator for Biliteracy Project

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Stephanie Kirk

Research Assistant

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Tan Jia Yuan Janet

Research Assistant

Undergraduate Students

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Benjamin Lim Jun Gui

Undergraduate Student

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Bhavya Arya

Undergraduate Student

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Chen Ying Jie

Undergraduate Student

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Chua Wei Ting Serena

Undergraduate Student

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Elaine Low Qian Xi

Undergraduate Student

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Jovan Lim Zi Jian

Undergraduate Student

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Lisbeth Lok Hui Qi

Undergraduate Student

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Wong Qi Qing Lisa Maria

Undergraduate Student

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Wong Xin Rui

Undergraduate Student

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