Ziyong is a PhD student in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Her advisors are Cindy Lustig and Patricia Reuter-Lorenz.
Her research interests include age-related differences in attention, learning, and motivation. She specifically studies how different aspects of controlled attention are influenced by age and motivation. She also investigates the mechanisms underlying sustaining attention and resisting distraction. In addition, her work explores adults’ ability to learn the value of different stimuli and how learned value affects attention and subsequent memory for the information. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Music from Mills College, Oakland, California.
When she is not busy thinking about attention and memory, she enjoys reading, traveling around the world, and playing her flute.