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I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Imagination and Modal Cognition Lab, Philosophy Department at Duke University. I earned my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin in 2022. Before UT Austin, I earned an MA in Philosophy and Certificate in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. Before that I graduated first in my class from Chinese University of Hong Kong.

My research focuses on the following issues:
1. How to develop an adequate form of perceptual realism in light of empirical discoveries about the perceptual system and developments in AI?
2. How does our mental landscape alter during heightened states of awareness, such as when practicing mindfulness meditation? How do these states contribute to epistemic agency and well-being at the individual and the social levels?

In tackling these issues, my work spans a wide array of areas, including philosophy of mind and cognitive science, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of technology, social philosophy, and Asian philosophy.

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Me in a typical visual scene cluttered with meaningful objects

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