New Arrival: Hsin-ping Wu joins LNCO

© Kannape / 2020 EPFL

© Kannape / 2020 EPFL

Hsin-ping Wu is joining the lab as a new PhD student to work on the experimental induction of out-of-body experience using a new approach combining virtual reality and robotics.

Hsin-ping Wu graduated from the University College London (UK) with a master’s degree in Cognitive and Decision Sciences in 2019. She did an EEG study on the influence of attention on word recognition processing for her master thesis. She has a background in economics at bachelor’s level (from National Taiwan University) and did the first master’s degree in philosophy at National Yang-Ming University (Taiwan), where she developed a keen interest in consciousness studies, particularly in how conscious experience is generated and correlated with brain activities.

In order to further explore the topics on consciousness, she decided to pursue a PhD in neuroscience with LNCO. Her work will be primarily focused on discovering how visual and vestibular signals contribute to bodily self-consciousness and its altered states (e.g., out-of-body experience) using virtual reality technique and vestibular equipment.

  • “Does perceptual consciousness overflow cognitive access? Insights from studies of autistic perception.” the 1st meeting of Consciousness Research Network Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, November 3-5, 2017 (Poster)
  • “Reflections on the Overflow Debate in View of Distributed Working Memory.” The Science of Consciousness Conference, San Diego, U.S.A., June 5-10, 2017 (Talk)
  • “The Artistic Autistic Savant as an Empirical Support for Dissociable Phenomenal Consciousness.” the 20th Annual Meeting of The Association for Scientific Studies of Consciousness (ASSC), Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 14-18, 2016 (Talk)
  • “Is Externalism Defeated by the Case of Autistic Artists?” The Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., April 25-30, 2016 (Talk)