Yirong Xiong

Master's student in University of Tübingen


Tübingen, Germany

I am a master’s student majoring in Neural Information Processing at Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience. I’m looking for a phD position.

I’m currently doing my master’s thesis at Burgalossi lab. Meanwhile I also have a cognitive science project at Human and Machine Cognition Lab in Tübingen and a computational modeling project with Dr. Vivek Sridhar in Konstanz. I did my lab rotation at Dr. Anna Levina’s lab. Before coming to Tübingen, I worked on diffusion MRI and received a master’s degree in psychology from Beijing Normal University.

My research interests are the formation of cognitive maps and its neural mechanisms. Besides, I also want to build visualization tools for research. I am the creator and core developer of open-source visualization project CCmapping, which provides a populational-based online interactive atlas of human brain callosal connectivity.

I enjoy running, reading, cooking, and playing puzzles in my free time (if there is such a thing).

selected publications

  1. JNeuroscience
    Callosal fiber length scales with brain size according to functional lateralization, evolution, and development
    Liyuan Yang, Chenxi Zhao, Yirong Xiong, Suyu Zhong, Di Wu, Shaoling Peng, Michel Thiebaut Schotten, and Gaolang Gong
    Journal of Neuroscience, 2022
    Publisher: Soc Neuroscience
  2. Preprint
    Population-based cortical mapping of callosal connections in the human brain
    Yirong Xiong, Liyuan Yang, Changtong Wang, Chenxi Zhao, Junhao Luo, Di Wu, Yiping Ouyang, Michel Thiebaut Schotten, and Gaolang Gong
    Oct 2022
  3. CCN2023
    Selective Memory for Reward-Relevant Features Is Modulated by Expertise during Reward Learning
    Yirong Xiong, Nir Moneta, Mihaly Banyai, and Charley Wu
    Oct 2023