Who we are


Principal Investigator


Zhuanghua Shi

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 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.




Xuelian Zang

Dr. Xuelian Zang joined the lab in 2011 as a doctoral 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.


Fredrik Allenmark

Fredrik Allenmark

Dr. 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. 



Ph.D. Students

Leo Assumpção

Dr. Leo Assumpção. 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. He successfully defensed his doctoral thesis in 2017.

Lingyue Chen (MSc.)

Lingyue Chen (MSc.) 






Bing Li (MSc.)

 Bing Li (MSc.) is interested in multisensory integration and attention. 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.



Jan Nasemann

Jan Nasemann (MSc.)





Yue Ren

Yue Ren (MSc.)






Bei Zhang (MSc.)

Bei Zhang (MSc.)






Xiuna Zhu (MSc.)

Xiuna Zhu (MSc.)







Philippa Xinyue Wang

Xinyue Wang, from China, is currently doing her master thesis with Strongway on the topic of “the effects of musical tempo on duration estimation” at the faculty of Psychology, LMU. She graduated from The University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences (Psychology & Counselling). Because of her strong interests in classical music and auditory perception, Philippa worked in the field of music perception while working for Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics.


Former Members

  • Mengsi Deng
  • Nawapohn Tongrod (Alynn)
  • Chen, Lihan
  • GanzenmüllerStephanie
  • JiaLina
  • Rank, Markus (Dipl.-Ing)
  • Schröder, Lena
  • Urchs, Sebastian (M.Sc.)
  • Wegner, Katharina
  • Wenzel, Kerstin
  • Wildberger, Jared
  • Zou, Heng