During her fellowship year, Su-Ling Yeh plans to explore age differences in processing statistical regularity and develop an evidence-based framework explaining that cognitive aging is partly the reflection of cumulative experiences rather than general cognitive decline, in the hope to overturn the commonly held (usually negative) view of aging.
Yeh’s research interests include consciousness and its related issues, and converging evidence using multiple paradigms from her lab indicating that meaning (a high-level property) can be accessed unconsciously, but not temporal integration of sequences of single words. These findings shed light on the nature of consciousness and its role in different levels of processing. Based on her previous work, she also plans to explore what characterizes meta awareness through which conscious experience can be monitored and enhanced that involves higher-order (or meta) awareness of perception, cognition, emotion, and physical status. This, hopefully, will lead to a better understanding of what is unique about human being, especially in the booming AI era.
Yeh receives her PhD in psychology from University of California, Berkeley. She is a professor of psychology at the National Taiwan University. In 2019-20, she is the Stanford-Taiwan Social Science fellow at CASBS.
Read more about NTU Yeh Lab at http://epa.psy.ntu.edu.tw/