Dayton Leow has just graduated from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with a degree in Psychology. He has previously obtained a degree in Life Sciences from National University of Singapore. With a keen interest in neuroscience research, Dayton embarked on an undergraduate research programme as a NTU President Research Scholar to do research at the Clinical Brain Lab in NTU for three years. Under Associate Professor Annabel Chen’s supervision, Dayton utilized functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the aging brain for memory encoding. He was particularly interested in examining (1) the age-related changes in functional activation and connectivity of the neural correlates underlying episodic encoding, as well as, (2) whether such changes are beneficial to the older adults. During his three years of undergraduate research, Dayton has been a yearly winner for his research presentations in NTU. His research work has also been presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is an invited oral presenter of his undergraduate thesis in another research conference held in Nagoya, Japan. Apart from studying the healthy aging brain, Dayton’s research interest also revolves around forensic and criminal psychology, as well as, neurocriminology.
Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2015
University: Nanyang Technological University
Age-related Changes in Relational Encoding