Chair Professor of Psychology and Dean of Social Sciences

I’m interested in visual perception and visual cognition, specifically how the brain uses visual information to achieve an understanding about the world. My research is mainly focused on face and object recognition and visual attention. Although I principally use behavioural methods, including eye-tracking, increasingly my lab also uses EEG/ERP, and we have previously also conducted studies using fMRI.

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Alan L. F. LEE
Associate Professor

I study perception, the process by which our brain makes sense of the physical world. I am particularly interested in how different levels of perceptual/cognitive processes interact to generate conscious experiences. My research combines psychophysical and computational methods and covers low-level perception such as motion perception to high-level cognition such as metacognition and learning.

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Assistant Professor

I received my PhD from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Then I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at NUS and the University of Pennsylvania. I joined Lingnan University in August 2020. My primary research interest lies in understanding the psychological and neural mechanisms of economic decision-making and social behaviours in young and older adults.

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Kelvin LUI Fai Hong
Assistant Professor

I obtained my Ph.D. in Psychology from the Department of Psychology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. My research focuses on executive function and early language development. I examined both behavioral performances and underlying neural mechanisms using high temporal-resolution electroencephalography (EEG) among children and adults.

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OUYANG Xiangzi Olivia
Assistant Professor

I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. My research focuses on young children’s mathematical cognition and learning, with a particular emphasis on understanding the cognitive and environmental factors influencing children’s mathematical learning, academic emotions, and mathematical learning difficulties.

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Hezul NG Tin Yan
Research Assistant Professor

I obtained my Ph.D. in Psychology from the Department of Psychology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In my research, I focus on perception, language processing, cognitive neuroscience, and predictive coding, using both electroencephalography (EEG) and behavioral measures.

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Carl Guangsheng LIANG

Successful performance in a visual search task requires deploying an effective selection mechanism. My long-term research objective is to develop a theoretically and neurobiologically grounded understanding of the human visual system’s functions and limitations in overcoming perceptual challenges. To achieve this, I employ multimodal cognitive neuroscientific approaches, including computational models, eye-tracking, and pupillometry, and plan to expand my research by incorporating other neuroimaging techniques, such as EEG and fMRI. Other than that, I also enjoy collaborating with researchers in different areas to resolve practical problems using various statistical methods and modeling. 


I obtained my Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Western Australia (UWA). My research focused on individual differences in face processing (face detection, face perception, face memory, and expression recognition), cognitive abilities (intelligence), and autistic-like traits in neurotypical adults. I joined Lingnan University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in January 2024, as part of the Visual Cognition Laboratory under the supervision of Will Hayward. We are investigating the development of face familiarity. Although my previous experience has been primarily in behavioural methods, I will be incorporating EEG/ERP and eye-tracking into my current research projects.

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Nianzeng ZHONG

I earned my Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the Department of Psychology at HKU. My work was focused on individual differences in eye movements during face perception, combining behavioral methods and EEG. Beyond face perception, I’m interested in visual perception and perceptual decision-making.  

PhD student

I graduated with a Master of Science in Psychology – Theory and Research at KU Leuven. During my studies, I have specialised in cognitive modelling and neuroscience.
Since September ‘22, I am pursuing my PhD in Psychology at Lingnan University under the supervision of Dr. HUANG Yi. I have been awarded the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship 2022/23 for my PhD studies.

My research focuses on cognitive processes and neural correlates underlying cooperation and free riding. In particular, I am working with multinomial process tree models, agent-based simulations and accumulator models.

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PhD student

I obtained my master degrees in psychology from Beijing Normal University and Lingnan University. My current research area lies in the intersection of cognitive and organizational psychology, focusing on employees’ mindset, behavior and well-being. I am interested in investigating the underlying neural mechanisms and designing interventions to facilitate change.

Isaac LEE Cheuk Lun
Research Associate, Lab Manager

I graduated with a BEng in Electronics Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Master in Sound and Music Computing at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

I am interested in mathematical modeling for psychology, music, and other humanities subjects. I am working on Change Detection during Saccade under Prof. Alan Lee, which is a project about how different factors (image characteristics, eye movement behaviours etc) would affect change perception in images.

Jenny CHIU Wing Sum
Assistant Research Officer

I was a psychology graduate of Lingnan University, my thesis is about perceptual learning and confidence judgment. At that time, I found that doing research is interesting and challenging.

After my graduation, I took part in projects about pre-attentive effectiveness, as well as contextual effect. My work includes preparing stimuli, conducting experiments with participants and assisting in writing the research articles. I also had opportunities to help with data collection in child health projects.

I am interested in topics related to cognition and brain.

Hazel WANG Yijia
Graduate Student

I graduated from East China Normal University in Shanghai, China with a Bachelor’s degree of Biology in 2021. After graduation, I applied for the MWOP programme at Lingnan University and became a student here. I’m interested in cognitive neuropsychology as well as applied psychology.

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