Shirley X. L. Lim

Shirley X. L. Lim

Postdoctoral Researcher
Visiting address: Nobels väg 9, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Psykologi Lundström Lundqvist, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • My research interest lies at the intersection between chemosenses and cognition. I study how our human mind processes smells and tastes using electrophysiological recordings. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how does the human mind represents these chemosensory inputs in working memory.

    My PhD work centers around gustation and cognition at Research Centre Jülich, Germany. Following this, I moved to France (Center for Taste and Feeding Behavior in Dijon) to study flavor perception - a percept arises from the integration of taste and smell. Prior to my doctoral studies, I spent four years as a Research Assistant at Monash University, Malaysia Campus, investigating decision-making processes using EEG, and examining the interplay between socioeconomic status and executive functioning.

    Currently, my research focuses on olfaction and working memory.


All other publications


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2026
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Taste and Feeding Behaviour, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, 2022-2023

Degrees and Education

  • PhD in Psychology, Neuroscience/Psychology, Mechanisms of Gustation: From Perception to Cognition, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 2022
  • Master in Engineering Science, Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering, ECG data compression using discrete tchebichef transform, Mechatronics and Biomedical Engineering, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, 2018
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Mechanical Engineering, Monash University Malaysia, 2013

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