Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Qijing Yu

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Cognitive Neuroscience Graduate Research Assistant
Office Location
214 Knapp Bldg
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Bio Sketch

Qijing is currently a pre-doctoral trainee at the Institute of Gerontology (IOG), and a PhD student at Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology, Wayne State University.

Research Focus

Qijing's main research interest is in brain and cognitive development, and factors that affect the brain-cognition relation in children. 


2013 - Current Graduate Student, Psychology, Wayne State University (WSU), MI 

2008 - 2012 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China

2010 - 2011 Exchange Student, Lawrence Technological University (LTU), MI

Professional Associations

Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Student Member 2015, 2017

Society for Neuroscience, Student Member 2015


Yu, Q., Daugherty, A. M., Anderson, D. M., Brush, D., Hardwick, A., Lacey, W., Nishimura, M., Raz, S., Ofen, N. (In Press). Socioeconomic Status and Hippocampal Volume in Children and Young Adults. Developmental Science.

Ofen, N., Yu, Q., & Chen, D. (2016). Memory and the developing brain: are insights from cognitive neuroscience applicable to education? Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 10, 81–88.

Yang, T-x., Allen, R., Yu, Q-j., Chan, R. C.K. (2015). The influence of input and output modality on following instructions in working memory. Scientific Reports, 5, 17657.

Daugherty, A. M., Yu, Q., Flinn, R., & Ofen, N. (2015). A reliable and valid method for manual demarcation of hippocampal head, body, and tail. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 41(0), 115-122.

Yan, C., Yang, T., Yu, Q.-j., Jin, Z., Cheung, E. F. C., Liu, X., & Chan, R. C. K. (2015). Rostral medial prefrontal dysfunctions and consummatory pleasure in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of functional imaging studies. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 231(3), 187-196.

Yang, Y., Xu, X., Hong, X., Xie, L., Yu, Q., & Tian, D. (2012). Gestational and Lactational Exposure to Bisphenol A Affects Anxiety-and Depression-Behaviors in Young Offspring Mice. ACTA BIOPHISICA SINICA, 28(2),131-145