Jing Chen (PhD Student)

Jing Chen is a PhD student at Emory University in the Department of Psychology, who works on emotion and eating.  For her dissertation, she is establishing the neural bases of decentering during the perception of food cues.  During the coming year, Jing’s dissertation research will be performed in the Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging (CCNi) at the University of Glasgow, using the fMRI scanner.  Prior to her dissertation, Jing performed a project that assessed the perception of disturbing events, focusing specifically on the predictors that make an event disturbing, and what kinds of events are most disturbing.  She also wrote a review of the neuroimaging literature on food cues across task conditions and populations that is currently under review.