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Student Profile: Daniel Tay
Psychology (Cognitive & Neural Sciences) doctoral student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
I am a PhD student in the Psychology program with a focus on cognitive and neural sciences.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I chose SFU because my research interests align with those of Dr. John McDonald, who is my supervisor and director of the Human Electrophysiology Lab.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
I use noninvasive recordings of brain electricity to study the neuro-cognitive processes by which we make sense of the world. Specifically, I am interested in how we pay attention to things in our visual environment. How do we search for them? How often do we get distracted while searching? And how do the processes that enable us to pay attention help reveal cognitive or behavioural differences across individuals?
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I enjoy the friendly environment provided by the staff and faculty members of the Psychology department. I also enjoy working with Dr. John McDonald in the Human Electrophysiology Lab, with whom I have published five research articles over the past three years.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR-FUNDED AWARDS? IF SO, PLEASE TELL US WHICH ONES AND A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE AWARDS HAVE IMPACTED YOUR STUDIES AND/OR RESEARCH.
I received NSERC's doctoral postgraduate scholarship and SFU's graduate fellowship. These awards enable me to dedicate more time and effort to my research.
Contact Daniel: email@example.com