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Heng-Ru May Tan

Heng-Ru May Tan


Heng-Ru May Tan



Post-doctoral Research Associate

Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi),

Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology,

College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK

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Personal Statement

Heng-Ru May Tan has always been interested in understanding the neural underpinnings of movement guidance within the context of skilled behaviour, coordinated actions, and interactions. She pursues her scientific investigations using neuroimaging and neurophysiological methods, which involve signal processing, computational, and statistical analyses. Most recently, her studies are focussed on the use of magnetoencephalography, which has the appropriate fine temporal resolution that allows one to capture the neurological signals in the brain non-invasively. One of her continuing research endeavours is to further understand the dynamical neural activities and interactions in the time-frequency domain as well as within the context of time-series and multivariate analyses. She is also involved in the study of the neural dynamics that accompany brain disorder in the psychiatric domain (e.g. anxiety disorders like Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), as well as in the neurological domain (e.g. language processes affected by neurological disorders or related drug use, neurodegenerative diseases).

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