Jing Xu

 Jing Xu, Ph.D. joined BLAM Lab in August 2011 as a post-doctoral fellow.

Jing received her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and master’s degree in Psychology from Iowa State University. Her Ph.D. work was done in the laboratories of Cognition and Action directed by Rich Ivry and Computational Cognitive Science directed by Tom Griffiths in the Psychology Department at University of California, Berkeley.

Jing is interested in understanding what motor learning is and how the human brain achieves it via cognitive control and through its actions in the world. Specifically in the motor domain, she strives to understand how a motor skill is acquired and how brain lesions affect this process. She uses research tools such as behavioral experiments, fMRI, TMS, and computation modeling to answer these questions.