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 Investigator

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Annabel Chen

Professor of Psychology

Research Scientists and Research Fellows

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Rajan Kashyap

Research Fellow

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Alicia Goodwill

Research Scientist

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Chiao-Yi Wu

Research Scientist (Lecturer)

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Nestor Vinas-Gausch

Research Fellow

Graduate Students

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Gladys Heng

Ph.D. Student

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Dayton Leow

Ph.D. Student

Vae Zhang Jiayi

Graduate student

Research Associates

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Lin Hsin-Yu

Research Associate

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Meenakshi Siddharthan

Research Associate

Research Assistants

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Lau Zen Juen

Project Officer

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Tam Pham

Project Officer

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Li Tong Low

Research Assistant

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Michelle Yap

Research Assistant

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Teo Jia Li

Research Assistant

Undergraduate Students

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Arumugam Ramaswamy

Undergraduate Student

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Cheng Wenxuan

Undergraduate Student

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Chui Yingqi

Undergraduate Student

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Lin Xiaowen

Undergraduate Student

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Low Jia Rong

Undergraduate Student

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Neo Yi Fang

Undergraduate Student

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Randall Lee Zhisheng

Undergraduate student

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Tay Shi Ying

Undergraduate Student

Interns

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Elaine Teo

Undergraduate Student

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