Shih-Yuan Liang, received a B.A. in Psychology (2009) from National Taiwan University, and a M.S. in Clinical Linguistics from a European scholarship program co-organized by University of Groningen, University of Eastern Finland, and University of Potsdam (2011). Her major research interests include exploring the interweaving of cognitive abilities, oral language skills, and literacy development in young children, and incorporating both behavioral and neuroscientific methods to enhance a better understanding of the nature of learning, language acquisition, and the neural correlates. She is particularly interested in linking oral language to literacy development with a bidirectional approach: not only examining the ways early oral language skills corroborate later reading and writing, but also exploring the potential implications of how early literacy activities nourish the development of language and cognition.