Christopher L. Asplund
I am a cognitive neuroscientist, meaning that I explore our amazing cognitive abilities and how they are realized in the brain.
Research in my lab revolves around understanding attentional control and its relationship to consciousness. We explore how these aspects of basic science could inform better interactions with devices and our environment. Together with our collaborators, we also study how individuals differ in their attentional control, and how performance can change following training or experience. To do so, we conduct behavioral experiments and employ functional neuroimaging (fMRI).
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I am also an inaugural faculty member at Yale-NUS College in the Division of Social Sciences. As a liberal arts college, Yale-NUS focuses on excellent undergraduate education from the humanities to the sciences, active learning in small seminar-style classes, participation in community initiatives, and deep investigation through research.
In addition to my position as an Associate Professor at Yale-NUS, I am a Primary Investigator at the N.1 Institute for Health at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and I hold courtesy joint appointments with the NUS Department of Psychology, the Centre for Sleep and Cognition (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine), and the program in Neuroscience and Behavioural Disorders (Duke-NUS Medical School).