Beinan Zhou

Postdoctoral Researcher
A photograph of Beinan Zhou

 

 

 

After an unforgettable period of study and research in the UK, I have now returned to China to apply my research knowledge and skills as a data analysis specialist in industry.

Previously, I worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher contributing to the MORPHON project, although I had originally joined the Language and Brain Laboratory in 2015 to work on the WORDS project to investigate the underlying phonological representation of words.

In particular, I was interested in the phonological alternations of Mandarin tones, how they are represented and processed during perception.

I am also interested in the interaction between language and cognition. For example, in my previous research, I compared monolingual and bilingual speakers in terms of their attentional control ability, inhibitory control ability and general executive functioning, in both verbal and non-verbal contexts. I gained experience of using both behavioural and electrophysiological techniques (such as EEG and ERP) to address these topics.

 

Selected publications:

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2016). Bilingualism enhances attentional control in non-verbal conflict tasks – evidence from ex-Gaussian analyses. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi: 10.1017/S1366728916000869.

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2016). Data trimming procedure can eliminate bilingual cognitive advantage. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 23(4):1221-30. doi: 10.3758/s13423-015-0981-6.

 

Selected conference presentations:

Zhou, B., & Krott, A. (2016). Executive control network in monolinguals and bilinguals: A structural equation modeling approach. Conference on Multilingualism 2016, University of Ghent, Belgium. (Oral presentation)

Zhou, B., Alter, K., Kotzor, S. & Lahiri, A. (2016). Mandarin Tonal Asymmetries in Perception. 7th Tone and Intonation Europe 2016, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. (Oral presentation)

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2016). Why do bilingual speakers have bigger attentional blinks? Insights from ERPs. 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK. (Poster presentation)

Kotzor, S., Zhou, B., Alter, K. & Lahiri, A. (2016). Place and height mismatch in vowels: MMN evidence. 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK. (Poster presentation)

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2015). Differences in resolving semantic interferences for monolingual and bilingual speakers – electrophysiological evidence. 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, USA. (Poster presentation)

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2015). Bilingualism enhances intra-language competition resolution – Evidence from a response distribution analysis. Workshop on Bilingualism and Executive Function, New York, USA. (Poster presentation)