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Xuelian Zang

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Research interests: Visual Perception, Time Perception, Multi-/Cross-modal Integration, Bayesian Modeling

Techniques that maybe used: Eye tracking, Matlab, R, SPSS, fMRIEEGTMS,Python

Group members:

        Research Assistant: MSc Jiao Wu                   Master Student: Xiaowei Xie

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Work Experience:

2018.07-present     Lecture / Scientific researcher at Hangzhou Normal University

2014.07-2018.05   Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Experimental Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Germany


2011-2014    Doctoral student in the Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany (graduate with summa cum laude).

2007-2009    Master student in Measurement Technology and Automation Equipment, China Agricultural University.

2003-2007    Bachelor student in Automation (Graduation with Honors), China Agricultural University.


1. The National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 31600876). Funding Title: The Effect and Underlying Mechanisms of Contextual Cueing in Visual-tactile Search Tasks.Principle Investigator.

2. The China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2016M600663). Funding Title: The Cross-modal Feature of Implicit Spatial Context Learning and the Underlying Neural Mechanisms. Principle Investigator.

3. Cultivation project of the province-leveled preponderant characteristic discipline in the college of education of Hangzhou Normal University (18JYXK027). Funding Title: The effect of ambient luminance and display contrast in Contextual cueing. Principle Investigator.

4. The ScientificResearch Startup Foundation of Hangzhou Normal University (RWSK20190315).Principle Investigator.

5. German Research Council (DFG), Dynamische a-prior Verteilungen und kontextabhaengige Kalibration. Participated.


1. Annac, E. , Zang, X. , Müller, Hermann J., & Geyer, T. . (2018). A secondary task is not always costly: context-based guidance of visual search survives interference from a demanding working memory task. British Journal of Psychology.

2. Zang, X.*, Zinchenko, A., Jia, L., Assumpção, L., & Li, H.* (2018). Global repetition influences contextual cueing. Frontiers in Psychology, 9402.

3. Liu, Y., Zang, X., Chen, L., Assumpção, L., & Li, H. (2018). “Vicariously touching products through observing others' hand actions increases purchasing intention, and the effect of visual perspective in this process: An fMRI study”. Human Brain Mapping.

4. Assumpcao, L.*, Shi, Z., Zang, X.*, Müller, H. J., Geyer, T. (2017). “Contextual cueing of tactile search is coded in an anatomical reference frame”. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human, Perception and Performance.

5. Shi, Z.*, Zang, X., & Geyer, T. (2017). “What fixations reveal about oculomotor scanning behaviour in visual search”, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40.

6. Zang, X.*, Shi, Z., Müller, H.J., Conci, M. (2017), “Contextual cueing in 3D visual search depends on representations in planar, not depth-, defined space”. Journal of Vision, 17(5), 17

7. Zang X.*, Geyer T., Assumpção L, Müller H.J. and Shi Z.* (2016). “From Foreground to Background: How Task-Neutral Context Influences Contextual Cueing of Visual Search”. Frontiers in Psychology. 7:852.

8.Zang, X., Jia, L., Müller, H. J., Shi, Z.* (2015). “Invariant spatial context is learned but not retrieved in gaze-contingent tunnel-view search”. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 41(3), 807-819.

9. Jia, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H. J. (2015). “Watching a near-body moving object expands tactile duration: The role of action context on subjective time”. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77(8):2768-2780.

10. 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, 77(4), 1212-1222.

11. Huang, LY, Zang, XL, Geyer, T, Mueller, H, Shi, H (2015), “Influences of display contrast on contextual cueing”, Perception, 44: 154-154.

12. Jia, L., Shi, Z., Zang, X., Müller, H. J. (2013), “Concurrent emotional pictures modulate spatial-separated audio-tactile temporal order judgments”, Brain Research, 1537:156-163.

13. Shi, Z.*, Zang, X., Jia, L., Geyer, T., Müller, H. J. (2013). “Transfer of contextual cueing in full-icon display remapping”. Journal of Vision, 13(3):2, 1–10, doi:10.1167/13.3.2.

14. Zang X.*, Bršcic D., Wang W., Kühnlenz K. (2012), “Temporal attention control system for multiple objects tracking”, Proceedings of the 31st Chinese Control Conference (CCC’2012), p. 4836-4841.


Reviewer of several Journals: Reviewer of Advanced Robotics, Frontiers in Psychology, Acta Psychologica, Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

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