LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Natania Shuyi Ang, M.Sc.

Research Interest

Learning occurs from the moment we are born and carries on to become a lifelong phenomenon. It comes in all shapes and sizes, takes place both inside and outside of the classroom and transpires differently across individuals. The overarching goal of my dissertation project at LEAD is hence to investigate the neurocognitive underpinnings and influencing factors of learning competences, through the use of neuroimaging methods like Electroencephalography (EEG) and Functional Near-infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS). These techniques allow us to tap into brain activity and track real-time patterns of learning.

Supported and guided by an interdisciplinary team of experts at LEAD and abroad, my research seeks to determine a neural signature for the learning of both linguistic and non-linguistic content, identify the neural structures responsible for the underlying mechanism(s) and shed light on how individual differences affect learning processes and outcomes.

Intersection 2: Educational Neuroscience

Intersection 4: Language and Learning

Supervisors: Dr. Thomas Dresler, Dr. Ann-Christine Ehlis, Prof. Dr. Detmar Meurers, Prof. Dr. Patrick Rebuschat, Prof. Dr. Peter Gerjets

Curriculum Vitae

Since 10/2017

PhD student, LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen

Since 10/2017

Research Associate, Psychophysiology & Optical Imaging Research Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tübingen

08/2014 - 09/2016

M.Sc. in Clinical Linguistics (Erasmus Mundus European Master in Clinical Linguistics), University of Potsdam, University of Groningen & University of Eastern Finland

06/2013 - 06/2014

Research Assistant, Neurolinguistics and Cognitive Science Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

01/2011 - 08/2011

Exchange Semester Abroad, University of Stuttgart

08/2009 - 07/2013 B.A. (Honours) in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore