About Lulu

Degree:

I have a B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Technology from TU Eindhoven and a M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from ETH Zurich. Now, I am a PhD student here at the Neuropsychologylab of KU Leuven.

Interest in neuropsychology:
My fascination with brain-behavior relationships and the use of engineering techniques to understand and enhance this relationship led to my interest in neuropsychology. During my master’s thesis, I gained experience in the development of neurofeedback-based training to volitionally control one’s own brain activity and modify the ensuing behavior. My further research interests include neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, and machine learning.

PhD project:
Assessment and modulation of visuospatial attention using the theory of visual attention and real-time fMRI neurofeedback

My research project studies the assessment and the neural mechanisms of visuospatial attention, and the development of training protocols to self-modulate attention. The first part of my project was to develop alternative methods to assess visual attention based on the theory of visual attention (TVA). Secondly, I studied the effect of directing covert attention to locations of varying eccentricities on perceptual performance and neural responses. The final part of my project consisted of developing and testing a real-time fMRI neurofeedback protocol to train healthy individuals to modulate their own interhemispheric brain activity related to the spatial distribution of attention.

Publication list:

Wang, T., Peeters, R., Mantini, D., & Gillebert, C. R. (2019, September). Identifying the neural correlates of spatial biases in visuospatial attention. In ECVP 2019, Date: 2019/08/25-2019/08/29, Location: Leuven, Belgium.

Wang, T., Mantini, D., & Gillebert, C. R. (2018). The potential of real-time fMRI neurofeedback for stroke rehabilitation: A systematic review. cortex107, 148-165.

Wang, T., & Gillebert, C. R. (2018). TVA-based assessment of visual attention using line-drawings of fruits and vegetables. Frontiers in psychology9, 207.

Wang, T., Mantini, D., & Gillebert, C. (2017). Effects of real-time fMRI neurofeedback on behavioural outcome measures: A systematic review. In The real-time functional imaging and neurofeedback conference, Date: 2017/11/29-2017/12/01, Location: Nara, Japan.

Wang, L., Mantini, D., & Gillebert, C. (2017). Real-time fMRI neurofeedback in stroke rehabilitation: A systematic review. In Real-time Functional Imaging and Neurofeedback 2017, Date: 2017/11/29-2017/12/01, Location: Nara, Japan.

Wang, L., Johannes, G., & Gassert, R. (2016). Real-Time fMRI Neurofeedback Protocol for Down-Regulating the Dopaminergic Midbrain.