Lab members

Principal Investigator

Zhuanghua Shi is the head of the Multisensory Perception Lab (MSense), faculty member of General and Experimental Psychology, and associated faculty member of Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience. He is interested in how multisensory information and prior knowledge are integrated into perception and decision-making. His research focuses on Bayesian inference and multisensory temporal integration, contextual learning and biases, and human-machine interfaces concerning multimodal feedback delays.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Fredrik Allenmark. With a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, Fredrik explored the spatial resolutions of stereo and motion perception and their neural basis during his PhD in Newcastle University. Before joining the lab, Fredrik worked as a postdoc at the University Paris Descartes. Now he applies Bayesian modeling to investigate sequential effects in visual search.

Artyom Zinchenko graduated from Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Leipzig) in 2016. His PhD work explored the role of emotions in cognitive and affective control, using EEG and dynamic, multisensory environment. Artyom is now a postdoc working together with Prof. Thomas Geyer, PD Dr. Markus Conci and PD Dr. Zhuanghua Shi. He is interested in the role of affective information and environmental regularities in contextual cueing and its neural basis. To explore these questions, Artyom uses EEG, TMS, eye tracking, skin-conductance, heart rate, as well as patient case-study research methods.  

Siyi Chen graduated from LMU Munich in 2018. Her PhD thesis is on object completion effects in attention and memory. She joined the lab in late 2018, working on the crossmodal contextual learning project. 

Łukasz Grzeczkowski studied psychology and cognitive science at Université Paris Descartes and École Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, France. Then, he obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL, 2016) in the lab of Prof. Michael Herzog. During that PhD, he mainly worked on visual plasticity and, individual differences in vision. Then, he worked in the lab of Prof. Heiner Deubel (Ludwig Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany) on the mechanisms of transfer of visual information across eye movements. Now, in the lab of PD Dr. Zhuanghua Shi, he explores how the reward can influence visual and multisensory processing.

PhD Students

Yue Ren is interested in time perception and how we extract statistical properties of time events in temporal context.

Jan Nasemann (MSc.) investigates how our attention is distributed across sensory modalities using crossmodal search paradigm and EEG techniques.

Bing Li (MSc.) joined the lab in 2016 as a Ph.D student. She graduated from School of Mathematics at Nankai University, and School of Information Science and Engineering at Lanzhou University. During her master study, she investigated attention in depressed people using the method that combined EEG and eye-tracking. She got inspired by psychological research and now her research topic is ‘Brain Mechanisms of Attention Allocation in Multisensory Integration’.

Lingyue Chen (MSc.) 
Time is illusive and can be distorted easily by various context. Lingyue is interested in mechanisms underlying time compression and time expansion, and whether both can be interpreted in a single unified framework.

Bei Zhang (MSc.) got inspired by probablistic learning and how probability-based cueing influence our search performance.

Xiuna Zhu (MSc.)
With a master in computer science, Xiuna is interested in Bayesian inference in perception, particular on how to use Bayesian inference to explain various contextual modulation.

Cemre Baykan (

Cemre Baykan (BA) expects to receive her MSc in Psychological Research at the University of Warwick, England in January 2019. She is interested in understanding how contextual effects play a role on people’s time judgments. She works on a project to investigate cross-modal time perception with Dr. Zhuanghua Shi.

Former doctoral students and postdocs

Former master students and research assistants

  • Xinyue Wang
  • Mengsi Deng
  • Nawapohn Tongrod (Alynn)
  • Schröder, Lena
  • Urchs, Sebastian (M.Sc.)
  • Wegner, Katharina
  • Brooks, Kirsty
  • Wenzel, Kerstin
  • Wildberger, Jared