Joan Danielle Ongchoco
PhD, Yale University, 2022
BA (Honors), Yale-NUS College, 2017
Joan will begin in July 2024 as an Assistant Professor in the Cognitive Science area, and will be the director of the UBC Perception & Cognition Lab. Before UBC, she was a post-doctoral fellow in the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, where she worked primarily with Martin Rolfs. She received her PhD from Yale University, where she worked with Brian Scholl. (Her dissertation committee also included Marvin Chun, Julian Jara-Ettinger, Phil Corlett, and L.A. Paul.) And even before Yale, she was part of the inaugural class of Yale-NUS College in Singapore, where she studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
The UBC Perception & Cognition Lab explores how we see and how we think, and in particular, how perception — what we see — can interact with broader mental life.