Miao received her M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuropsychology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2018. During her Master's, she investigated the role of long-term memory in time perception, and finished a master thesis entitled "From past experience to future anticipation: neuro correlates for temporal preparation." Currently, she is a joint Ph.D. student at the Université de Lille and KU Leuven campus Kulak. She investigates visual perception and numerical cognition using psychophysics methods. Her Ph.D. project is about exploring the role of visual crowding in perceived numerosity.