Beier Yao is a second-year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program at MSU. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Art History from Mount Holyoke College in 2013. After graduation, she worked for three years as a Clinical Research Assistant in the department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan with Dr. Ivy Tso and Dr. Stephan Taylor on various neuroimaging studies and clinical trials. She is broadly interested in cognitive mechanisms of both affective and non-affective psychotic disorders. More specifically, she is interested in studying prediction errors in psychosis, and exploring how abnormalities translate into symptoms and functional outcomes. In her free time, she enjoys reading fictions, watching movies, playing music, making videos, and cuddling with cats.