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Multisensory Perception Lab

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Lab Members

  • Zhuanghua Shi (PI)
  • Fredrik Allenmark (Postdoc)
  • Xuelian Zang (Postdoc)
  • Leo Assumpcao (Doctoral candidate)
  • Yue Ren (Doctoral candidate)
  • Jan Nasemann (Doctoral candidate)
  • Bing Li (Doctoral candidate)
  • Chen Lingyue (Master student)
  • Philippa Xinyue Wang (Master student)
  • Mengsi (Master student, student helper)
  • Alynn Tongrod (Master student, student helper)


In Multisensory Perception Lab we focus on multisensory perception and attention, computational modeling. In particular, we are interested in how multisensory temporal integration, and how contexts impact our perception and daily performance.

Topics of research

Selected Publications

  • Bon-mi Gu, Anita J Jurkowski, Zhuanghua Shi, Warren H Meck (2016) Bayesian optimization of interval timing and biases in temporal memory as a function of temporal context, feedback, and dopamine levels in young, aged and Parkinson’s Disease patients, Time & Timing Perception, p. 1-27, doi:10.1163/22134468-00002072
  • Shi, Z., Zang, X., & Geyer, T. (2016) What fixations reveal about oculomotor scanning behavior in visual search, Behavioural and Brain Sciences,(commentary accepted.)
  • Shi, Z., & Burr, D. (2016). Predictive coding of multisensory timing, Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences,
  • Rank, M., Shi, Z., Müller, H. J., & Hirche, S. (2016). Predictive Communication Quality Control in Haptic Teleoperation with Time Delay and Packet Loss. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, doi: 10.1109/THMS.2016.2519608.
  • Jia, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., & Müller, H. J. (2015). Watching a real moving object expands tactile duration: The role of task-irrelevant action context for subjective time. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. doi:10.3758/s13414-015-0975-5
  • Jia, L., Shi, Z., & Feng, W. (2015). Wearing weighted backpack dilates subjective visual duration: the role of functional linkage between weight experience and visual timing. Front Psychol, 6(September), Article 1373. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01373
  • Assumpção, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H. J., & Geyer, T. (2015). Contextual cueing: implicit memory of tactile context facilitates tactile search. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. doi:10.3758/s13414-015-0848-y

  • Zang, X., Jia, L., Müller, H. J., Shi, Z. (2014), Invariant spatial context is learned but not retrieved in gaze-contingent tunnel-view search, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 

  • Shi, Z., Church, R. M., Meck, W. H. (2013), Bayesian optimization of time perception, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(11), 556-564.

  • Jian, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H. J. (2013), Concurrent emotional pictures modulate spatial-separated audiotactile temporal order judgments, Brain Research, doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2013.09.008.  
  • Shi, Z.,  Ganzenmüller, S., Müller, H. J. (2013), Reducing bias in auditory duration reproduction by integrating the reproduced signal, PLoS ONE 8(4): e62065. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062065 [PDF]
  • Shi, Z., Zang, X., Jian, L., Geyer, T., and Müller, H. J. (2013). Transfer of contextual cueing in full-icon display remapping. Journal of Vision, 13, 3, article 2. [PDF]

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