Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences
B.S., Automatic Control, Tsinghua University
Rui Xu received his Ph.D. from Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, working on visual object recognition using human fMRI under Jia Liu. He then worked with Bo Hong at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China as a postdoctoral fellow and then research scientist. There, he used human intracranial recording to study dynamic representation of visual objects and speech (auditory objects), he also combined electrophysiology and modeling to characterize elementary spectrotemporal processing in the rat auditory midbrain.
As a postdoctoral fellow in the Desimone Lab, he currently works on mapping the causal links between multiple prefrontal subregions and visual areas, using electrical microstimulation with simultaneous fMRI in monkeys. He is also interested in developing methods to analyze high-throughput neural data. His long-term goal is to understand how brain areas cooperate in real time to mediate cognition.