Winson Yang

Winson Yang

Researcher in Experimental Cognitive Psychology

Texas Tech University

About me

I am an academic research in cognitive and affective neurosciences. My primary research interests are in mechanisms of contemplative practices, including meditation, Buddhist meditation, and compassion. I adopt various research and analytical methodologies such as fMRI, EEG, computerized tasks, and interviews in this line of work. My secondary interests are in semantics and social function, and thought dynamics and mental flexibility, where I investigate how and why people act flexibly in various situations.

Outside of research, I’m also do some mentoring, programming, data science, and UX research projects. I also regularly host workshops, tutorials, and develop learning materials on various topics such as data visualization, statistical analysis with R, and creating online experiments using jsPsych. I also like creating tools to help researchers with data analysis.

For more info

If you would like to collaborate on some projects, feel free to contact me at winsonfz.yang@gmail.com. I would be more than happy to work on projects together. If you would like to learn more about meditation, I am more than willing to share my thoughts with you too!

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Interests
  • Mechanisms of contemplative practices
  • semantics and social functions
  • thought dynamics and mental flexibility
  • Education/Science Outreach
Education
  • PhD in Experimental Psychology, 2022

    Texas Tech University

  • MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, 2017

    Maastricht University

Skills

RStudio
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matlab
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Projects

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R Data Visualization Workshop

R Data Visualization Workshop

Learn data visualization using ggplot in R

jsPsych tutorial

jsPsych tutorial

Learn to create behavioral experiments on the web!

Mechanisms of Meditation

Mechanisms of Meditation

Explore how meditation affects us!

Mental flexibility

Mental flexibility

Explore what makes our minds flexible!

R Statistics

R Statistics

Learn programming and statistics for psychological research with R

R Tidyverse Workshop

R Tidyverse Workshop

Learn programming data analysis with R Tidyverse

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