Our overall goal is to understand how intelligent systems work, focusing on the human brain and its related substrates (neurons) and models (artificial neural networks).
Our lab started at the Graduate Institute of Brain and Mind Sciences (GIBMS), College of Medicine, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan, in August 2012. We were one of the pioneer labs of GIBMS at that time, beginning with on Principal Investigator (PI), four Master’s students, one server, a few workstations, a basic computer room for human behavioral testing and neuropsychological assessments, and brain imaging data collected primarily at the Taiwan Mind and Brain Imaging Center (TMBIC), National Cheng-Chi University (NCCU).
Since then we have expanded to a lab with postdocs, PhD and MA graduate students, research assistants (RAs), interns, more servers, and more workstations. We now have an electroencephalograph (EEG) system and also collect blood samples for part of our research studies. In addition to the TMBIC data, we now also work with brain imaging data obtained from the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) research MRI facility, the Imaging Center for Integrated Body, Mind, and Culture Research (ICIBMC) at NTU, the Mind Research and Imaging Center (MRIC) at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), as well as imaging data from collaborators at Brandeis University and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in the US.
We have many local and international collaborators with interests spanning psychology, neurobiology, animal studies, and neuronal bio-molecular and cellular approaches. We implement various experimental psychological designs and apply data analysis methods that include statistical and computational modeling as well as machine learning.