BQ5 - The inferential cognitive geometry of language and action planning: Common computations?
Xiaochen Zheng is a postdoctoral researcher at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging based in Nijmegen. She is employed at the Motivation and Cognitive Control lab led by Roshan Cools. She is also the coordinating postdoc of Big Question 5 in Language in Interaction.
After obtaining a BSc in Psychology at Beijing Normal University (China), Xiaochen moved to the Netherlands for a joint research master program at Tilburg University and Radboud University, where she received her training in psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience (Cum Laude). In 2015, Xiaochen started her PhD at the Donders Institute, investigating cognitive control and monitoring processes in bilingual speech production using both electrophysiological and behavioral measurements. Besides her PhD thesis, she also closely collaborated on a MEG project on neuroplasticity after stroke.
Her research within the Language and Interaction Consortium is in collaboration with Roshan Cools, Andrea Martin, Hanneke den Ouden, and Mona Garvert. Her research focuses on the neural and cognitive mechanism of inference in language and action planning, using a combination of functional MRI and computational modelling.