Belle Yick

Belle Yick
Former Post-Doctoral Fellow
Division of Psychology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
Education
Ph.D., Psychology, Cardiff University, UK
BSc (Hons). Psychology, Cardiff University, UK

Professional Experience
Post-Doctoral fellow in cognitive development (University of Hong Kong)
Post-doctoral research associate in cognitive neuroscience/psychology (Durham University and Leeds University, UK)

Research Interests
My main research interest is in human recognition memory. I use behavioral and event-related potential (ERP) measures to study the mechanisms for memory encoding and retrieval. I am interested in how the encoding and retrieval processes differ according to whether the memory is recovered with or without detailed contextual information (recollection vs. familiarity). In particular, I am interested in the age-related changes in these memories.

Publications
Eng, Z.H.D., Yick, Y.Y., Guo, Y., Xu, H., Reiner, M., Cham, T.J., & Chen, S.H.A. (2017). 3D faces are recognized more accurately and faster than 2D faces, but with similar inversion effects. Vision Research, 138: 78-85.

Yick, Y. Y., Buratto, L. G., & Schaefer, A. (2015). The effects of negative emotion on encoding-related neural activity predicting item and source recognition. Neuropsychologia, 73, 48-59.

Yick, Y.Y., Wilding, E. L. Material-specific neural correlates of memory retrieval. Neuroreport 2008; 19: 1463- 1467

Publications (Under review)
Yick, Y.Y., Wilding, E. L. Separating the contributions of recollection and familiarity to memory for faces: an event-related potential study.

Published Abstracts
Buratto L. G., Yick, Y.Y., & Schaefer, A. (2013, Mar). The effects of negative emotion on encoding-related electrophysiological activity predicting source memory. The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Francisco, USA.

Kam C.M., Yick, Y.Y. & Wong W.L. (2012, May). Meta-parenting and its correlates among Chinese parents. 2012 APS Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, USA, 2012

Kam C.M., Yick, Y.Y. & Chan P.S. (2012, May). Implementing an emotion coaching parenting program in Hong Kong, China – interim results. Society for Prevention Research 20th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, 2012

Yick, Y.Y. & Schaefer, A. (2011, Nov). Electrophysiological correlates of emotion-enhanced recollection in a source memory paradigm. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, USA.

Yick, Y.Y. & Wilding, E. L. (2009, Mar). ERP old/new effects elicited by faces that attract high or low confidence memory judgments. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.

Yick, Y.Y. & Wilding, E. L. (2008, April). An Event-Related Potential study of recognition memory for faces and words. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, USA.

Yick, Y.Y. (2007, November) An Event-Related Potential study of recognition memory. A talk presented at the annual Cardiff University Gregynog Postgraduate Conference, Gregynog, UK.

Yick, Y.Y. & Wilding, E. L. (2007, October) An Event-Related Potential study of recognition memory for faces and words. A paper presented at the Young Neuroscientist Meeting, Bristol, UK.

Research Grants Funded
2013-2014 (PI) Small Project Funding: Yick, Y.Y. & Kam, C. M. The development of working memory and recognition memory. Amount awarded: HK$ 79,750 awarded by University Research Committee in University of Hong Kong.

2013-2014 (Co-I) Seed Funding Programme for Basic Research: Kam, C. M. & Yick, Y.Y. The relation between executive functioning and emotion enhanced recollection. Amount awarded: HK$ 60,300 awarded by University Research Committee in University of Hong Kong.