Chiao-Yi Wu

Chiao-Yi Wu

Lead for SoL in Emerging Skills

National Institute of Education

Chiao-Yi’s research interests revolve around the neurobiology of language, reading, and mathematical processing. Trained as a cognitive neuroscientist, she employs the science of learning approach combining behavioural assessment, neuroimaging techniques (e.g., MRI, fNIRS), and intervention to investigate typical and atypical development of emerging skills (e.g., literacy, numeracy). Her current projects focus on elucidating the neural reading networks of bilingual readers and promoting effective biliteracy development in early childhood.

Before joining the National Institute of Education, she was Research Scientist in the Centre for Research and Development in Learning at NTU (CRADLE@NTU) and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences.


  • Science of learning
  • Neurobiology of language, reading, and mathematical processing
  • Bilingualism and biliteracy
  • Development of emerging skills
  • Functional, structural, and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging


  • Ph.D., Psychology, 2009 - 2014

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Neurobiology and Cognitive Science Program, 2003 - 2007

    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • B.S., Psychology, 2003 - 2007

    National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan