Who we are
Dr. 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 in 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.
Xuelian Zang joined the lab in 2011 as a PhD student and now continues her scientific work as a PostDoc.She graduated from the China Agricultural University with a degree in Measurement Technology and Automation Equipment. Now she investigates crossmodal search and time perception and recently started using her paradigms in virtual reality (as you can see in her CV) . Thanks to her engineering background, Xuelian is our professional MATLAB debugger and technical help, but on top of that is also the creative mind.
As a PostDoc Fredrik Allenmark applies Bayesian modeling to investigate sequential effects in visual search. 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.applies Bayesian modeling to investigate sequential effects in visual search. With a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, Fredrik versity Paris
Leo Assumpção is a third year PhD student. Originally from Brazil, he obtained his Bachelor degree in psychology at Birkbeck College University of London, after which he did his Master’s at the University College London. During his Master’s he focused on unconscious perception of figure-ground organization. He joined the lab in 2013 and now works on multimodal spatial learning. Currently he investigates whether spatial learning is transferred between the haptic and visual modality using the contextual cueing paradigm. In the lab he likes to organize coding afternoons, during which the lab members get together to expand their programming horizons.
Being interested in multisensory integration and attention, Bing Li recently joined us as a PhD student. Her project investigates the brain mechanisms underlying the allocation of attention in multisensory integration using eye-tracking and EEG. She got inspired by psychological research back in Lanzhou University and Nankai University, before she started her PhD.
With her Bachelor degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Hubei University, China, Mengsi Deng has continued her Master’s in Research on Teaching and Learning at the School of Education, Technische Universität München. This new graduate has been seeking and collecting experiences in psychological and educational fields. In addtion to studying, Mengsi works as a research assistant for Msense Lab, LMU.
Alynn (Nawapohn Tongrod)’s passion in education development has driven her to do a Bachelor’s in education at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Since graduation, she has worked as a teacher and educational developer for many years. To be able to pursue her dream in improving education system, Alynn has continued her Master’s in Research on Teaching and Learning at Technische Universitäte München. Her master thesis is involved with motivation and metacognition in solving problems in real world contexts with mathematics.
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- Ganzenmüller, Stephanie
- Jia, Lina
- Rank, Markus (Dipl.-Ing)
- Schröder, Lena
- Urchs, Sebastian (M.Sc.)
- Wegner, Katharina
- Wenzel, Kerstin
- Wildberger, Jared
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