Judy Xu

Judy Xu

Current Research

My primary interests lies in investigating the interaction between the processes of attention, learning and memory, and metacognition using both electrophysiology and behavioural methods.

What drives a person to mind wander? How can this be prevented? My research focusses on investigating the impact mind wandering on learning and memory, with the overarching goal of reducing one's proclivity to mind wander. One line of research uses the Region of Proximal Learning framework to examine the causal influences of mind wandering. Another line is is focussed on understanding the neural correlates of mind wandering and consequences of doing so when learning, using electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potentials (ERPs).