Ruihan joined the lab in Sept 2018. Ruihan’s research interests are in the construction of mentalizing and its relationship with potential socio-cognitive factors.
During her PhD, Ruihan is primarily exploring the cognitive mechanism and neural correlates of implicit mentalizing and the inter-relationship between implicit and explicit mentalising in both neurotypical and clinical populations, such as autistic individuals. Ruihan is also investigating potential factors that can be related to the performance of implicit and explicit mentalizing, such as culture, social motivation and social engagement. Techniques that Ruihan uses include behavioural measures, eye-tracking and functional near infrared sectroscopy (fNiRS)/ functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).