Ringo Huang

Graduate Student

My research focuses on understanding how affect influences attention and memory. I also study how subsequent reinstatement of these memories, either by recalling the event or by experiencing a related event, reshapes these memories. My experiments often involve arousal manipulations (for instance, through effort or emotional stimuli) and the use of eye-tracking and neuroimaging techniques to study the neural substrates of arousal and the systems it influences. Many of these techniques are aimed at inferring the neuromodulatory role of the locus coeruleus-norepinephrine system. My work also explores how these systems change in both healthy and pathological aging. Outside of research, I enjoy climbing, camping, backpacking, and sewing gear for these activities.