Qing Cai

Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
School of Psychology and Cognitive Science
East China Normal University

Email: qcai@psy.ecnu.edu.cn

Qing Cai is a Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at East China Normal University. Professor Cai obtained her B.S. in Biotechnology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences from Lyon University, France. Professor Cai worked in the Laboratory of Language, Brain and Cognition, CNRS, France during her doctoral work, as well as at Ghent University, Belgium and the INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, France as a postdoctoral fellow before she joined ECNU.


  • 2005 – 2009 Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, Doctoral School of Neurosciences & Cognition in Lyon, Lyon University, France
  • 2004 – 2005 Master in Cognitive Science, Lyon 2 University, France
  • 1998 – 2002 Bachelor in Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Research Interests

Professor Cai’s main research interests include but are not limited to:

  • Neural basis of speech and language
  • Hemispheric lateralization of language and other cognitive functions
  • Reading acquisition and cognitive development
  • Corpus-based language research