New Arrival: Hsin-ping Wu joins LNCO
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.