Prof. Dr.

Yee Lee Shing

Board of Directors for Frankfurt

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt FB 05 Entwicklungspsychologie
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt am Main

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Short info

My research focuses on the development of learning and memory across the lifespan. I’m interested in how our brains form lasting representations of our everyday experiences, and in what ways the processes involved are similar or different among children, younger adults, and older adults. I also investigate how humans use prior knowledge and memory to predict upcoming events and how experiences in turn shape knowledge and memory in dynamically changing environments. To this end, I conduct cross-sectional as well as longitudinal studies, combining experimental paradigms with neuroimaging techniques (functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging) to uncover brain–behavior relationships in different age groups and across time.

Open Science
Falck, J., Zhang, L., Raffington, L., Mohn, J. J., Triesch, J., Heim, C., & Shing, Y. L. (2023).
Longitudinal Changes in Value-based Learning in Middle Childhood: Distinct Contributions of Hippocampus and Striatum.
bioRxiv preprint DOI
McKay, C., Wijeakumar, S., Rafetseder, E., & Shing, Y. L. (2021).
Disentangling Age and Schooling Effects on Inhibitory Control Development: An fNIRS Investigation.
Davidson, Ch., Shing, Y. L., McKay, C. Rafetseder, E., & Wijeakumar, S. (2023).
The first year in formal schooling improves working memory and academic abilities.
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 60, 101205.
McKay, C., Wijeakumar, S., Rafetseder, E., & Shing, Y. L. (2021).
Disentangling age and schooling effects on inhibitory control development: An fNIRS investigation.
Developmental Science: e13205. 205, 102117.
Ortiz-Tudela, J., Bergmann, J., Bennett, M., Ehrlich, I., Muckli, L., & Shing, Y. L. (2023).
Concurrent contextual and time-distant mnemonic information co-exist as feedback in the human visual cortex.
NeuroImage, 265, 119778.
Schommartz, I., Lembcke, Ph. F., Pupillo, F., Schuetz, H., Wald de Chamorro, N., Bauer, M., Kaindl, A. M., Buss, C., & Shing, Y. L. (2023).
Distinct multivariate structural brain profiles are related to variations in short- and long-delay memory consolidation across children and young adults.
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 59, 101192.