Francis C. K. Wong 黃俊傑, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, School of Humanities, Nanyang Technological University

Office: HSS 03-035; Email:

Research Interests: Cognitive Neuroscience, Speech perception, Communication Disorders

Lab Manager

Cecilia Zhao (B. Psy, NTU)

Research Interests: I recently graduated from NTU with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. For my final year project, I conducted a study to investigate the relationship between social media and eating behaviour. Currently, I am exploring the field of psycholinguistics and neuroimaging, which are the focus of my current work here at the Hearing Brain Lab.

Research Staff

Yvonne Lai, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: I studied at the University of St Andrews in psychology for my undergraduate degree followed by a masters course (MSc) in cognitive neuroscience at the National Central University, Taiwan. I was subsequently employed as a Research Assistant. I was a part-time Lecturer in Cheng-Shiu University (Taiwan) before going to the UK for the PhD studies. My PhD project focused on exploring ‘Cognitive Scaffolding’ in ageing at Newcastle University (UK). Specifically, I utilised both neuropsychological assessments and neuroimaging technique (fMRI) to investigate cognitive scaffolding in healthy older adults. My work at NTU continues my research interest in ageing and cognitive scaffolding. In addition, I am also interested in developing methods/tools that could improve/maintain age-related decline in auditory ability as well as cognitive ability (e.g. short-term memory or attention/executive function) in ageing populations.

Lau Fun, Postgraduate Research Assistant

Lau Fun graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies with a second major in Psychology, and have submitted her PhD thesis in 2018. Her PhD thesis explored hemispheric lateralization effects across different orthographies with EEG. She is passionate about language research in general and hopes to venture further into the field of reading and related topics.

Final Year Project Students



Glenn is a Linguistics undergraduate student who aims to investigate morphological processing of two-character lexical compound words in Chinese among reading-level matched dyslexic and non-dyslexic children, from an electrophysiological perspective using EEG in her final year project. Having had the opportunity to teach and assess dyslexic bilingual children in an internship with the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) last year, she is keen to learn more about atypical language development and cognitive aspects in bilingualism.


Regardless of the extent of benefit, I hope to be able to do something meaningful that includes providing help or enhancing the lives of those in need. Working with children would be an added bonus.