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Peng Yuan

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Office Location
220 Knapp Building
Office Phone
313-577-2297
Bio Sketch

Peng is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Psychology  at Wayne State University (Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program) and a Graduate Research Assistant and student trainee mentored by Naftali Raz in the IOG's Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging Lab.

Education
  • Ph.D. student in Psychology (Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2007-present
  • M.A. Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI  *Thesis: Contributions of Neuroanatomical and Cognitive Factors to Age-Related Differences in Navigational Skill, 2012
  • Neuroscience, Biopsychology, and Cognitive Science, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 2004-2007
  • B.S. in Biology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China, 2000-2004
Professional Associations
  • Gerontological Society of America, Student Member, 2007-present
  • Society for Neuroscience, Student Member, 2010-present
Publications

Peng Zhang, Xiangchuan Chen, Peng Yuan, Daren Zhang and Sheng He (2006) The effect of visuospatial attentional load on the processing of irrelevant acoustic distractors. NeuroImage 33: 715-724

Peng Yuan, Ana Daugherty, Naftali Raz. Age-related Turning Asymmetry in Virtual Morris Water Maze (in preparation).

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant for Naftali Raz, Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging Lab, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2007-present

Graduate Research Assistant for Prof. Daren Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P.R.China, Cognitive Psychology Lab,2004-2007

Presentations

Yuan, P. & Raz, N. Change of movement direction: a study on turning behaviors in virtual Morris Water Maze. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. San Diego, CA, November 17, 2010