Cognition, Perception, and Cognitive Neuroscience
Jingyi received her Ph.D. in 2020 under the mentorship of Helen Barbas at Boston University. Her graduate work in neuroanatomy identified novel pathways connecting the hippocampus, amygdala and anterior cingulate cortex in rhesus monkeys, and delineated the contributions of this network for emotional memory, motivation, and the representation of internal states. In the LEAP Neuro lab, Jingyi is investigating how the frontal pole interacts with cingulate cortex and amygdala during emotion regulation, as well as the impact of amygdala function on hippocampal temporal coding. The emotion is constantly interacting with our time perception and cognition, and failure of emotion regulation not only impact a healthy individual’s performance and can lead to psychiatric diseases. Jingyi’s research under the mentorship of Dr. Regina Lapate can help with understanding of our emotion in a system level and improve treatment for the psychiatric diseases.