Lihan Chen is an Associate Professor at School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Biomedical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 1999 and Master degree in General Psychology from Zhejiang University in 2005. He got his PhD degree in Experimental Psychology at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich in 2010, working with Dr. Zhuanghua Shi and Dr. Hermann J. Müller.

He was a postdoc fellow between 2009 and 2011 and was an Assistant Professor during 2011-2015 at Department of Psychology, Peking University. His major research interests include multisensory time perception,cross-modal correspondence and tactile perception.

List of Publications

He, X., Ke, Z., Wu, Z., Chen, L*., & Yue, Z*. (2023). The speed and temporal frequency of visual apparent motion modulate auditory duration perception. Scientific reports, 13(1), 11281.

Kang, G., Luo, X., Chen, L., Chen, J., Chen, J., Dai, H., & Zhou, X. (2023). Reward delays quitting in visual search. Psychological research, 10.1007/s00426-023-01860-6. Advance online publication.

Liu, Y., Katzakis, N., Steinicke, F., Chen, L*. (2023). Peripersonal Space Tele-Operation in Virtual Reality: The Role of Tactile - Force Feedback. In: Wang, D., et al. Haptic Interaction. AsiaHaptics 2022. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 14063. Springer, Cham.

Chen, L.*(accepted). Synesthetic correspondence: an overview, in Gu, Y. & Zaidel, A. Advances of Multisensory Integration in the Brain, Springer.

Feng, S., Wang, Q., Hu, Y., Lu, H., Li, T.,Song, C., Fang, J., Chen, L.*, Yi, L.* (2022). Increasing Audiovisual Speech Integration in Autism Through Enhanced Attention to Mouth. Developmental Science, e13348.

Xu, S.,Zhou, X*., Chen, L.*(2022). Intermodulation from Unisensory to Multisensory Perception: A Review. Brain Sciences. 2022, 12, 1617.

Huang, J., Chen, L.*, Zhou, X.*(2022). Self-reference modulates the perception of visual apparent motion. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics.

Gu, X., Chen,L., Wang,G., & Li, S.* (2022). An alternative paradigm for assessing attitudes in virtual reality -interpersonal distance paradigm: taking weight stigma as an example. Frontiers in Virtual Reality. doi: 10.3389/frvir.2022.1015791

Kun Liang, Wu Wang, Xiao Lei, Huanke Zeng, Wenxiao Gong, Chunmiao Lou, Lihan Chen*(2022). Odor-induced sound localization bias under unilateral intranasal trigeminal stimulation, Chemical Senses, Volume 47, bjac029,

Yue,S., Chen,L* (2022) Graphemic and Semantic Pathways of Number–Color Synesthesia: A Dissociation of Conceptual Synesthesia Mechanisms. Brain Sciences.

Wang,W., Lei X., Gong,W., Liang,K.,Chen,L.* (2022). Facilitation and inhibition effects of anodal and cathodal tDCS over areas MT+ on the flash-lag effect. Journal of Neurophysiology, 128:239-248.

Lou, C., Zeng,H., & Chen, L.* (2022). Asymmetric switch cost between subitizing and estimation in tactile modality. Current Psychology,

Gong, W., Gu,L., Wang,W., & Chen, L.*(2022). Interoception visualization relieves acute pain.Biological Psychology, 169, Artical ID 108276,

Liu,S.*, Nakajima, Y., Chen, L., Arndt, S., Kakizoe, M., Elliott, M., & Remijn, G. (2022). How Pause Duration Influences Impressions of English Speech: Comparison Between Native and Non-native Speakers. Front. Psychol. 13:778018.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.778018

Li, B*., Wang, K. & Chen, L. (2021). The rhythm aftereffect induced by adaptation to the decelerating rhythm. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review,

Feng S, Lu H, Wang Q, Li T, Fang J, Chen L*, Yi L*(2021).Face-viewing patterns predict audiovisual speech integration in autistic children. Autism Research,

Feng S, Lu H, Fang J,Li X, Yi,L*,Chen L* (2021). Audiovisual speech perception and its relation with temporal processing in children with and without autism. Reading and Writing,

Ding-Zhi Hu, Kai Wen, Li-Han Chen*, Cong Yu*(2021).Perceptual learning evidence for supramodal representation of stimulus orientation at a conceptual level,Vision Research,187:120-128.

Li B, Jia J, Chen L*, Fang F* (2021). Electrophysiological correlates of the somatotopically organized tactile duration aftereffect. Brain Research,1762,Artical ID 147432.

Chen L*, Hsin-I Liao* (2020). Microsaccadic eye movements but not pupillary dilation response characterizes the crossmodal freezing effect, Cerebral Cortex Communications,tgaa072,

Tian Y, Liu X* and Chen L* (2020). Mindfulness Meditation Biases Visual Temporal Order Discrimination but Not Under Conditions of Temporal Ventriloquism. Front. Psychol. 11:1937.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01937 (featured by Center for Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies, Contemplative Studies Blog )

Katzakis N*, Chen L and Steinicke F (2020) Visual-Haptic Size Estimation in Peripersonal Space. Front. Neurorobot. 14:18. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2020.00018

Chen L (2020) Education and visual neuroscience: A mini-review. Psych Journal. doi: 10.1002/pchj.335

Nikolaos Katzakis, Lihan Chen, Oscar Ariza, Robert Teather, Frank Steinicke (in press). Evaluation of 3D Pointing Accuracy in the Fovea and Periphery in Immersive Head-Mounted Display Environments. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)

Li B., Chen L.* and Fang F.* (2019) Somatotopic representation of tactile duration: evidence from tactile duration aftereffect. Behavioural Brain Research. Volume 371, Article ID 111954

Zeng, H and Chen, L* (2019) Robust Temporal Averaging of Time Intervals Between Action and Sensation. Front. Psychol. 10:511. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00511

Lei X, Zhang T,Chen K, Zhang J, Tian Y, Fang F* and Chen L*(2019). Psychophysics of wearable haptic / tactile perception in a multisensory context. Virtual Reality & Intelligent Hardware, 1(2): 185—200,DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.2096-5796.2018.0012

Chen, L.(2019) Discrimination of empty and filled intervals marked by auditory signals with different durations and directions of intensity change. PsyCh Journal. DOI: 10.1002/pchj.267

Shen L#, Han B#, Chen L#, and Chen Q* (2019) Perceptual inference employs intrinsic alpha frequency to resolve perceptual ambiguity. PLoS Biology 17(3): e3000025.(# co-first authors)

Zheng,W*.,and Chen, L*.(2019) Illusory perception of auditory filled duration is task- and context-dependent. British Journal of Psychology, DOI:10.1111/bjop.12379

Lihan Chen*, Xiaolin Zhou, Hermann J. Müller, and Zhuanghua Shi (2018). What You See Depends on What You Hear: Temporal Averaging and Crossmodal Integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Zheng,W.* & Chen, L.* (2018). The Roles of Attentional Shifts and Attentional Reengagement in Resolving The Spatial Compatibility Effect in Tactile Simon-like Tasks. Scientific Reports, 8:8760. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-27114-9.

Wan, Y. & Chen, L.* (2018). Temporal Reference, Attentional Modulation,and Crossmodal Assimilation. Front. Comput. Neurosci. 12:39. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2018.00039.

Yiltiz, H. & Chen, L.*(2018) Emotional cues and social anxiety resolve ambiguous perception of biological motion. Exp Brain Res. 

Tian,Y. & Chen, L.* (2018) Cross-modal attention modulates tactile subitizing but not tactile numerosity estimation.Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 

Chen, L.*, Feng, W.,Yue, Z. (2018). Introduction to the Special Issue on Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF 2016, Suzhou). Multisensory Research,31,345-349.

Liu Y*, Zang X, Chen L, Assumpção L, Li H*.(2018) Vicariously touching products through observing others’ hand actions increases purchasing intention, and the effect of visual perspective in this process: an fMRI study,Human Brain Mapping, 39,332-343. 

Nicholas Katzakis, Jonathan Tong, Oscar Ariza, Lihan Chen, Gudrun Klinker, Brigitte Röder, and Frank Steinicke(2017). Stylo and Handifact: Modulating Haptic Perception through Visualizations for Posture Training in Augmented Reality. In Proceedings of SUI ’17, Brighton, United Kingdom, October 16–17, 2017, 10 pages.  

Guo,L., Bao, M*., Guan,L., Chen, L.*.(2017).Cognitive Styles Differentiate Crossmodal Correspondences Between Pitch Glide and Visual Apparent Motion, Multisensory Research 30,363-385.

Chen, L.*, Guo, L., Bao,M*.(2017).Sleep-dependent consolidation benefits fast transfer of time interval training. Experimental Brain Research 235(3),661-672. 

Chen, L.*, Guo, L., Wan,Y., Bao, M. (accepted) Temporal perceptual grouping and transfer in a multisensory context. 日本音響学会聴覚研究会資料.

Chen L.*, Bao Y and Wittmann M (2016). Editorial: Sub-and supra-second timing: brain, learning and development. Front. Psychol. 7:747. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00747

Yue Z.*, Gao T., Chen L., Wu J.(2016) Odors bias time perception in visual and auditory modalities. Frontiers in Psychology. 10.3389.

Chen L*., Zhang M., Ai F.#, Xie W.#, Meng X.(2016).Cross-modal synesthetic congruency improves visual timing in dyslexic children.Research in Developmental Disabilities. 55,14-26 (# equal contributions).

Zhang Y and Chen L * (2016) Crossmodal statistical binding of temporal information and stimuli properties recalibrates perception of visual apparent motion. Front. Psychol. 7:434.doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00434

Gupta, D.S*., and Chen L.* (2016) Brain oscillations in perception, timing and action, 8:161-166, Current opinion in Behavioral Sciences.

Wang Q., Guo L., Bao M.* and Chen L.*(2015) Perception of visual apparent motion is modulated by a gap within concurrent auditory glides, even when it is illusory. Front. Psychol. 6:564.doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00564

Yiltiz H. & Chen L.* (2015). Tactile input and empathy modulate the perception of ambiguous biological motion. Front. Psychol. 6:161. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00161

Chen L. (2014) How many neural oscillators we need on sub- and supra-second intervals processing in the primate brain. Front. Psychol. 5:1263. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01263.

Chen L. (2014) Statistical Learning in a Multisensory World. Austin Biom and Biostat.1(1): 3.

Chen, L. & Zhou, X.* (2014). Fast transfer of cross-modal time interval training. Experimental Brain Research, 232, 1855-1864.

Chen L *, Wang Q., & Bao M* (2014). Spatial references and audio-tactile interaction in cross-modal dynamic capture. Multisensory Research, 27, 55-70.

Wang Q., Bao M*. & Chen L.* (2014). The role of spatio-temporal and spectral cues in segregating short sound events: evidence from auditory Ternus display. Experimental Brain Research, 232,273-282.

Chen, L. & Vroomen, J.(2013). Intersensory Binding across Space and Time: A Tutorial Review. Attention,Perception, & Psychophysics ,75,790-811

Chen, L. (2013). Tactile Flash Lag Effect: Taps with Changing Intensities Lead Briefly Flashed Taps. IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013, The 5th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium, pp 253-258.

Jiang, Y.,& Chen, L.* (2013). Mutual influences of intermodal visual/tactile apparent motion and auditory motion with uncrossed and crossed arms. Multisensory Research,26,19-51.

Chen, L.(2013). Synaesthetic correspondence between auditory clips and colors: an empirical study.In J. Yang, F. Fang, and C. Sun (Eds): IScIDE 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 7751, pp. 507-513,Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Zhang, H., *Chen L* & Zhou, X. (2012) Adaptation to visual or auditory time intervals modulates the perception of visual apparent motion. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 6:100. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2012.00100

Chen, L., & Zhou, X. (2011). Capture of intermodal visual/tactile apparent motion by moving and static sounds. Seeing and Perceiving, 24, 369-389. DOI: 10.1163/187847511X584434

Chen, L., & Zhou, X. (2011). Visual apparent motion can be modulated by task-irrelevant lexical information. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73, 1010-1015. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-010-0083-5

Chen L, Shi Z, & Müller H. J. (2011) Interaction of Perceptual Grouping and Crossmodal Temporal Capture in Tactile Apparent-Motion. PLoS ONE 6(2): e17130. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017130

Shi, Z., Zou, H., Rank, M., Chen, L., Hirche, S., Müller, H. J. (2010). Effects of packet loss and latency on the temporal discrimination of visual-haptic events. IEEE Transactions on Haptics,3 (1),28-36.

Shi, Z., Chen, L., & Müller , H. J. (2010). Auditory temporal modulation of the visual Ternus effect: the influence of time interval. Experimental Brain Research, 203 (4), 723-735.

Chen, L., Shi, Z., & Müller , H. J. (2010). Influences of intra- and crossmodal grouping on visual and tactile Ternus apparent motion. Brain Research,1354,152-162.