Qijing Yu

Qijing Yu

Qijing Yu

Qijing is currently a PhD student at Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology, and a pre-doctoral trainee at the Institute of Gerontology (IOG), Wayne State University.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Qijing's main research interest is in brain and cognitive development, and factors that affect the brain-cognition relation in children.


  • 2013 - Current Graduate Student, Psychology, Wayne State University (WSU), MI
  • 2008 - 2012 BS Psychology, Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China

Selected publications

Yu, Q., McCall, D. M., Homayouni, R., Tang, L., Chen, Z., Schoff, D., … Ofen, N. (2018). Age-associated increase in mnemonic strategy use is linked to prefrontal cortex development. NeuroImage, 181(July), 162–169. [Epub 2018 Jul 4]. doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.07.008
Yu, Q., Daugherty, A. M., Anderson, D. M., Brush, D., Hardwick, A., Lacey, W., Nishimura, M., Raz, S., Ofen, N. (2018). Socioeconomic Status and Hippocampal Volume in Children and Young Adults. Developmental Science i (February): e12561. [Epub 2017 May 2]. doi: 10.1111/desc.12561
Bender, A.R., Keresztes, A., Bodammer, N.C., Shing, Y.L., Werkle-Bergner, M., Daugherty, A.M., Yu, Q., Kühn, S., Lindenberger, U., Raz, N. (2017). Optimization and validation of automated hippocampal subfield segmentation across the lifespan. Human Brain Mapping. [Epub 2017 Nov 23]. doi: 10.1002/hbm.2389
Ofen, N., Yu, Q., & Chen, D. (2016). Memory and the developing brain: are insights from cognitive neuroscience applicable to education? Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 10, 81–88. [Epub 2016 May 24]. doi: org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2016.05.010
Yang, T-x., Allen, R., Yu, Q-j., Chan, R. C.K. (2015). The influence of input and output modality on following instructions in working memory. Scientific Reports, 5, 17657. doi: 10.1038/srep17657
Daugherty, A. M., Yu, Q., Flinn, R., & Ofen, N. (2015). A reliable and valid method for manual demarcation of hippocampal head, body, and tail. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 41(0), 115-122. [Epub 2015 Feb 7]. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2015.02.001
Yan, C., Yang, T., Yu, Q-j., Jin, Z., Cheung, E. F. C., Liu, X., & Chan, R. C. K. (2015). Rostral medial prefrontal dysfunctions and consummatory pleasure in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of functional imaging studies. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 231(3), 187-196. [Epub 2015 Jan 12]. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2015.01.001.