Meeting other researchers aiming for a doctorate
Q What was your motivation for joining the program, and what about the program appeals to you?
The opportunity to interact with other doctoral students appealed to me. Rather than remaining confined to my laboratory, I hope to engage in friendly competition with other students who are also working toward a doctoral degree. I’m also looking forward to interacting with students from other disciplines. While in the program I hope to pursue inter-disciplinary research with colleagues in cognitive/brain science and information science.
Q What is your expertise and who do you want to develop it with the program?
I specialize in cognitive/brain science. In my research I use MRI to measure human brain function and explore the mechanisms of visual perception. I focus especially on white matter in the brain using a method called DMRI (diffusion MRI). In the program, I hope to work with information science researchers to model the brain’s neural network as an information communications network, in order to shed light on the processes of information transmission in the brain.
Q What are your future dreams and goals?
I would be happy if the research I conducted not only contributed to academia but was also useful to somebody in wider society.