Dr Bo YaoPhD, BSc


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2013    Lecturer                 University of Manchester, UK
2012    Research Fellow    University of Kent, UK
2011    PhD Psychology    University of Glasgow, UK
2008    BSc Biology            Xiamen (Amoy) University, China

For lab information, please visit: Embodiment & Pragmatics in Communication (EPiC) Lab

Social responsibility

I organise Café Scientifique Manchester (free monthly science talks) for the general public. [Facebook group]
Our lab are committed to public engagement.
Our research has media presence. E.g., Science and Tech interview on SanguineRadio 4 interview on Hot Gossip!, Youtube.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Member of the Associations for Psychological Science (APS)
Member of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
Member of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL)
Member of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (BACN)
Member of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)

Areas of expertise

Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains


  • cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, psycholinguistics, language, embodied cognition, pragmatics, ERP/EEG, fMRI

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