Rachel Wu

Professional Bio 

Dr. Rachel Wu is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UC Riverside. She completed her undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University (2006, B.S. in Psychology, B.S. in History and Anthropology), Masters at University College London (2007), Ph.D. at the University of London (2011), and Diploma in Art at Middlesex University (2011). Prior to her position at UC Riverside, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester. Dr. Wu was also recently honored by a Rising Star Award from the Association for Psychological Science.

Area of Expertise 

Dr. Wu's developmental cognitive neuroscience research uses EEG and eye-tracking methods to investigate how we learn from infancy to older adulthood, and how we can continue learning as we age. She was in a rock band as a violinist for 7 years (2003-2010), and also is a professional artist (painting and sculpting). Every few years, she learns to master new skills to explore different ways of disseminating her research findings and gaining a better understanding of the difficulties in being an adult learner.

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Professional Title 
Assistant Professor