Current members

  • Zhang, Tao Ph.D. Principal investigator

    taozhangATpsych.ac.cn (AT = @)


    Dr. Tao Zhang is Head of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory, enrolled candidate of the Hundred Talents Program launched by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He received his B.S. in biophysics from Nankai University, and Ph.D in biophysics from Institute of Biophysics, CAS. Following postdoctoral training, he was appointed as Project Scientist at University of California, Davis.

  • Ji Dai Ph.D. Associate investigator

    daijATpsych.ac.cn (AT = @)


    Dr. Dai received his B.S. in Physics from Nanjing University, and then he moved on to study Neurophysiology in Institute of Biophysics and got his PhD. Following a few years postdoctoral training at Brown University, he moved back to China and joined Institute of psychology. His interest mainly focuses on exploring neural mechanism underlying visual attention and working memory using novel optogenetic technique.

  • Shenbing Kuang Ph.D. Associate investigator

    kuangsbATpsych.ac.cn (AT = @)


    Dr. Kuang obtained his BS and MS degree in Physics from Wuhan University of Technology in 2008. He then received trainings on system/cognitive neuroscience in the German Primate Center and got his Ph.D. degree in 2013. His research interest centers on understanding the neuronal mechanisms that mediate visual perception and visually guided behavior in humans and nonhuman primates.

  • Shengguang Li Ph.D. Lab Manager

    Graduated from Institute of Psychology, CAS. His prior work is about the pain perception and its modulation, as well as the modulation of motor function. The major technology he employed was multichannel single-unit recording of neural activity in awake freely-moving rats. The ongoing project is related to neurophysiological mechanisms of self-motion in ventral intraparietal area (VIP) of rhesus monkeys. In addition, he goes in for photography.

  • Jinfu Shi PhD candidate

    Graduated from Beijing Institute of Technology.He has ever been engaged in optical,mechanical,program design and system integration. He received his MA from Institute of Psychology,CAS.
    Hobby: NBA, tennis, “ You Are the One ”(Host: Fei Meng).
    Research Interests: Neurocognitive.

  • Weiying Chen PhD candidate

    Graduated from Shandong University in 2012. Hobby: travel,reading
    Research Interests: Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Bo Zhang PhD candidate

    Graduated from China Agricultural University in 2012. Hobby:reading,tennis. Research Interests: Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Hu Deng PhD candidate

    He is expecting to graduate from the Department of Psychology of Southwest Jiaotong University(SWJTU) in2013. He is certain that psychology is the subject he wants to pursue further to acquire a Master’s degree, even a Doctor’s degree. Have a deep understanding of the things he likes becomes his habi.
    Hobby:Travel,Photography and Snooker.

  • Yue Liu Master candidate

    Hobbies: swimming, dance, British and American drama, reading different kinds of books,etc.
    Research interests: brain and cognitive neuroscience

  • Hong Yuan Master candidate

    Graduated from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in 2015. Hobby:cycling sports,reading,tennis. Research Interests: Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Qin Tang Master candidate

    Graduated from Yangze University in 2016. She is an outgoing girl who likes doing sports and reading books.Research Interests :Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Haiyan Liu Technician

    An excellent technician who contributes a lot during the founding of our labortory. He is also a nice breeder for primates.

  • Alumni

  • Yang Wang PhD


    Graduated from Tsinghua University in 2011. He likes to read different kinds of books, and tries to create chinese classical poetry on part time.

  • Past members

  • Yanyan Liu Ph.D. Lab manager

    Graduated from China Agricultural University in 2010. She is the lab manager and in charge of our monkey facility.

  • Ming Zhang PhD candidate

    Graduated from Jilin University in 2011. Her motto is "Still water run deep".

  • Zhijie Wang Dr. intern

    Graduated from Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He like soccer and clamb the mountain.

  • Boqiang Fan MS. intern

    Graduated from South China Normal University.
    Hobby:football, travel
    Research Interests: Cognitive physiology