Werner Reichardt Centrum für Integrative Neurowissenschaften (CIN)

Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems

The Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems, led by Prof. Dr. Li Zhaoping, has two parts: one in CIN, and the other is the department of Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems in Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. Our research in neuroscience aims to discover and understand how the brain receives and encodes the sensory input (vision, audition, tactile sensation, and olfaction) and processes the information to direct body movements as well as to make cognitive decisions. The research is highly interdisciplinary, and uses theoretical as well as experimental approaches, including human psychophysics and animal behavior, fMRI, electrophysiology and computational modelling to answer questions for example about visual illusions, attention, object recognition and saliency.

Selected Publications

  • Zhaoping, L. (2021). Contrast-reversed binocular dot-pairs in random-dot stereograms for depth perception in central visual field: Probing the dynamics of feedforward-feedback processes in visual inference. Vision Research, vol. 186, pages 124-139
  • Zhaoping, L. (2020). The flip tilt illusion: visible in peripheral vision as predictedby the Central-Peripheral Dichotomy (CPD). In press for i-Perception
  • Zhaoping, L. (2020). Artificial and Natural Intelligence: From Invention to Discovery. Neuron, 105: 413-415
  • May, K.A., & Zhaoping, L. (2019). Face perception inherits low-level binocular adaptation. Journal of vision, 19(7)7.
  • Zhaoping, L. (2019) A new framework for understanding vision from the perspective of the primary visual cortex in press for Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 58, 1-10.
  • GR Mangano, L Cipolotti, P Turriziani, I Giammusso, D Smirni, L Zhaoping, M. Bracco, M. Oliveri (2019) Exploring the neural correlates of the reversed letter effect: Evidence from left and right parietal patients. Neuroscience Letters Volume 699, 23 April 2019, Pages 217-224