Yanyu Xiong is a PhD student in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Her areas of research interests include sentence processing and second language acquisition using neuroimaging techniques (e.g. EEG and fMRI) . After obtaining the Bachelor’s degree of English Language and Literature from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, she spent three year studying Psycholinguistics in Xi’an Foreign Languages University and was awarded her master’s degree there. Her previous projects include ERP and fMRI studies of Chinese relative clauses to investigate the electrophysiological signatures of sentence processing with greater syntactic complexity and the neural correlates underlying this process. Currently she is doing a study of functional connectivity with a focus on revealing dynamic changes in task-concurrent functional connectivity related to sentence processing.