Diagnostics and Cognitive Neuropsychology

Dr. Yun-Feng He

Universität Tübingen
Schleichstraße 4
72076 Tübingen

Tel.: +49 (0)7071 29-78345
yun-feng.hespam prevention@mnf.uni-tuebingen.de

Visitor's adress:
Psychologisches Institut, Schleichstr. 4, 5th floor, room 4.515

Yunfeng He is both an associate professor in Liaoning University in China and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tuebingen. Her research currently focuses on the individual differences in elementary numerical processing and its links with their mathematical ability. In particular, Yunfeng He investigated the relationship between Approximate Number System and mathematical ability and the underlying mechanism of this association; she also explored the individual differences in the SNARC (Spatial-Numerical Association of Response Codes) effect, numerical Stroop effect and compatibility effect in intellectually gifted children.Yunfeng He tries to answer these questions: Why are there individual differences in mathematical ability? Do the differences arise from general cognitive ability or specific abilities, such as various elementary numerical processings? Or is it actually from non-cognitive factors, such as math anxiety? And which specific factor plays a more important role? How can we extend our scientific research results into practice to guide educational intervention? Yunfeng He prefers Open Science.

CV & Publications


Research Interests

  • Topics: numerical cognition, giftedness, math anxiety, developmental dyscalculia
  • Fields: Cognitive Psychology, Educational Psychology, Developmental Psychology
  • Methods: behavioral experiments, web-based studies, fNIRS

Academic Career

since 11/20

PostDoc, University of Tübingen, Germany

since 01/20 Associate Professor, Liaoning University, China
11/18 - 11/20

Visiting PostDoc, University of Tübingen, Germany

11/16 - 01/20

Assistant Professor, Liaoning University, China

09/12 - 07/16

Ph.D., Developmental and Educational Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

09/09 - 07/12

M.S., Developmental and Educational Psychology, Qufu Normal University, China

09/05 - 07/09

B.S., Psychology, Qufu Normal University, China