University of California, Riverside


Rachel Wu Assistant Professor of Psychology

Topics: Infant Learning

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Tel: (951) 827-5269

Media Contact: John Warren


Dr. Rachel Wu received her Ph.D. from the University of London (2011), and has four other degrees, including a Diploma in Art at Middlesex University (2011). Her 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.

On Infant Learning

Professor Wu is particularly interested in cognitive development, and the ways in which infants optimize their learning.

On Aging

Professor Wu is conducting research on how older adults can experience cognitive growth by optimizing their learning like infants.