Ceci Qing Cai - PhD student

Ceci started her PhD in Sept 2017. Ceci’s research interests are in the processing of emotional vocalisations with laughter as the main focus, in particular its underlying neurocognitive mechanism. During her PhD, she will explore how the production and perception of laughter differ between neurotypical and clinical populations, such as in autism.

She will implement behavioural testing and neuroimaging approaches, including fNIRS and fMRI, in order to better understand the developmental trajectory of social emotional vocalisation and its use in establishing and maintaining social bonds within interactions.