Research

Interests

My research sits at the intersection of science and technology with society and policy.

From a neuroscience perspective, how do we respond to different kinds of political narrative? What kinds of information trigger what kinds of thoughts? In what ways do these narratives drive our decision-making?

From a policy perspective, how can we resolve the emergent injustices of the digital age in a way that is data-informed and proactive? How is our privacy impacted by technology (including IoT and biometric data collecting)?

From an historical perspective, how has our concept of privacy evolved through time? How have our ever-changing information management systems and technologies built our concepts of truth and justice?

Writing & Presentations

Ping, E.C., Heisterberg, L.M., Allon, A.S., Leber, A.B. (2020, forthcoming). “Investigating how illusory objects are represented in visual working memory.” Visual Sciences Society, St. Pete’s Beach, FL. [Poster, presented online due to COVID-19]

Ping, E.C. (2020). How Are Illusory Objects Represented in Visual Working Memory? Ohio State University Knowledge Bank. Undergraduate thesis.

Ping, E.C., Heisterberg, L.M., Allon, A.S., Leber, A.B. (2020). “How are illusory objects represented in visual working memory? Clues from human electroencephalography.” Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. [Poster]

Ping, E.C., Heisterberg, L.M., Allon, A.S., Leber, A.B. (2019) “How are Illusory Objects Represented in Visual Working Memory?” Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging Research Day, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. [Poster & Flash Talk]

Ping, E.C., Heisterberg, L.M., Allon, A.S., Leber, A.B. (2019) “How are Illusory Objects Represented in Visual Working Memory?” Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, Montréal, Québec, Canada. [Poster]

Ping, E.C., Saul, M.C., Stubbs, L. (2017) “Thick Slice CLARITY for Localization of Novel Neuroactive Target Gene Products.” Illinois Summer Research Symposium, Urbana, IL. [Poster]

Experience

Lab Manager, Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
The Ohio State University
May 2020 – Present

Thesis Student, PI: Andrew B. Leber, PhD
The Ohio State University
January 2019 – April 2020

Scholar
Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences Undergraduate Summer Institute (CUSI)
The Ohio State University
June 2018 – August 2018

Research Assistant, Cognitive Control Lab
The Ohio State University
October 2017 – May 2020

Summer Research Assistant, Stubbs Lab
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois
May 2017 – July 2017

Scholar
Phenotypic Plasticity Research Experience for Community College Students (PRECS)
May 2017 – July 2017

Honors in Biology Student
Parkland College
January 2017 – May 2017