Dr. Yan Bao is an associate professor in School of Brain and Cognitive Sciences of Peking University. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Cognitive Psychology from Peking University in 2000. Her research interests are on time perception - temporal information processing in both high-frequency and low-frequency neural oscillation domains including circadian rhythms, spatial attention - behavioral and neural mechanisms of spatial attention in the perifoveal and peripheral visual fields and their temporal control, neuroaesthetics - temporal and spatial processing mechanisms in visual art, music and poetry.

List of Publications

Zhou B, Yang T, & Bao Y* (2018). Does cue processing modulate inhibition of return in a detection task? PsyCh J, DOI: 10.1002/pchj.253

Yang T, Strasburger H, Pöppel E, & Bao Y*. (2018). Attentional modulation of speed-change perception in the perifoveal and near-peripheral visual field. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0203024. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203024

Li X, Pöppel E, & Bao Y*. (2018). Nonparametric extraction of oscillations in short time series. PsyCh J, DOI: 10.1002/pchj.221

Bao Y, Pöppel E. (2018). Overcoming “Monocausalitis” by Complementarity as Generative Principle and a Thought Pattern Exemplified with Aesthetic Appreciations and the Arts. In: Balazs Gulyas and Jan Vasbinder (Eds.), Cultural Patterns and Neurocognitive Circuits II – East-West Connections. World Scientific Press, Singapore, pp. 133-154.

Pöppel E, Bao Y. (2018). The power of single cases: Examples from the early visual pathway and from visual art. In: Balazs Gulyas and Jan Vasbinder (Eds.), Cultural Patterns and Neurocognitive Circuits II – East-West Connections. World Scientific Press, Singapore, pp. 33-62.

Pöppel E, Bao Y, Vasbinder J, Gulyas B. (2018). Four hundred years later but not too late: Explorations in the shadows of cognitive landscapes. Vera Zabotkina Ed.), Moscow.

Zhao C, Zhang D, & Bao Y*. (2018). A time window of 3s in the aesthetic appreciation of poems. PsyCh J, 7: 51-52. DOI: 10.1002/pchj.194

Zhang J, Yang T, Bao Y, Li H., Pöppel E., Silveira S. (2017). Sadness and happiness are amplified in solitary listening to music. Cogn Process, 19:133–139. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10339-017-0832-7

Bao Y*, Pöppel E, Zaytseva Y. (2017). Single case studies as a prime example for exploratory research. PsyCh Journal 6 (2017): 107–109. DOI:10.1002/pchj.176

Bao Y*, von Stosch A., Park M, Pöppel E. (2017) Complementarity as Generative Principle: A Thought Pattern for Aesthetic Appreciations and Cognitive Appraisals in general. Front. Psychol. 8:727.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00727

Bao Y*, Yang T, Zhang JF, Zhang J, Lin X, Paolini M, Pöppel E, & Silveira S. (2017) The “Third Abstraction” of the Chinese artist LaoZhu: Neural and behavioral indicators of aesthetic appreciation. PsyCh Journal 6 (2017): 110–119. DOI: doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00727

Bao Y*, Yang T, Lin X, Fang Y, Wang Y, Pöppel E, & Lei Q. (2016) Aesthetic Preferences for Eastern and Western Traditional Visual Art: Identify Matters. Front. Psychol. 7:1596. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01596 .

Wang L, Lin X, Zhou B, Pöppel E, & Bao Y*. (2016). Rubberband Effect in Temporal Control of Mismatch Negativity. Front. Psychol. 7: 1299. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01299

Bao Y*, Yang T, Lin X, & Pöppel E. (2016) Donders revisited: Discrete or continuous temporal processing underlying reaction time distributions? PsyCh Journal 5 (2016): 177–179. DOI: 10.1002/pchj.142

Zhou B, Pöppel E, Wang L, Yang T, Zaytseva Y, & Bao Y*. (2016) Seeing without knowing: Operational principles along the early visual pathway. PsyCh Journal 5 (2016): 145–160. DOI: 10.1002/pchj.141

Wang L, Bao Y*, Zhang J, Lin X, Yang L, Pöppel E, & Zhou B*. (2016) Scanning the world in three seconds: mismatch negativity as an indicator of temporal segmentation. PsyCh Journal 5 (2016): 170–176. DOI: 10.1002/pchj.144

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

Pöppel E & Bao Y. (2016). Searching for unasked questions: an unfinished “East-West-exploration”. In B. Gulyas & J. Vasbinder (Eds.), Cultural Patterns and Neurocognitive Circuits (pp. 89-110), World Scientific Press.

Zaytseva Y, Bao Y. (2015). Editorial: Special collection on single case studies. PsyCh Journal 4 (2015): 177. DOI: 10.1002/pchj.122

Bao Y, Pöppel E, Wang L, Lin X, Yang T, Avram M, Blautzik J, Paolini M, Selveira S, Vedder A, Zaytseva Y, Zhou B. (2015). Synchronization as a biological, psychological and social mechanism to create common time: A theoretical frame and a single case study. PsyCh Journal, 4: 243–254. DOI: 10.1002/pchj.119

Silveira S, Bao Y*, Wang L, Pöppel E, Avram M, Simmank F, Zaytseva Y, & Blautzik J. (2015). Does a bishop pray when he prays? And does his brain distinguish between different religions? PsyCh Journal, 4: 199–207. DOI: 10.1002/pchj.116

Yang T, Zhang J, & Bao Y*. (2015)Spatial orienting around the fovea: exogenous and endogenous cueing effects. Cognitive Processing, 16, S137-141, doi:10.1007/s10339-015-0688-7

Wang L, Lin X, Zhou B, Pöppel E, & Bao Y*. (2015) Subjective present: a window of temporal integration indexed by mismatch negativity. Cognitive Processing, 16, S131-135, doi:10.1007/s10339-015-0687-8<

Liang W, Zhang J, & Bao Y*. (2015) Gender-specific effects of emotional modulation on visual temporal order thresholds. Cognitive Processing, 16, S143-148, doi:10.1007/s10339-015-0709-6

Vedder A, Smigielski L, Gutyrchik E, Bao Y, Blautzik J, Pöppel E, Zaytseva Y, Russell E. (2015) Neurofunctional correlates of environmental cognition: An fMRI study with images from episodic memory. PLoS ONE 10(4):e0122470. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122470

Park M, Gutyrchik E, Welker L, Carl P, Pöppel E, Zaytseva Y, Meindl T, Blautzik J, Reiser M, & Bao Y*. (2015). Sadness is unique: neural processing of emotions in speech prosody in musicians and non-musicians. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:1049. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.01049

Silveira S, Gutyrchik E, Wetherell G, Bao Y, Pöppel E, Blautzik J, Reiser M, Frey D, & Graupmann V. (2014). Ceci n’est pas la mort: Evidence for the recruitment of self-reference from surrealistic art under mortality salience. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol. (2014). DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2076

Blautzik J, Vetter C, Schneider A, Gutyrchik E, Reinisch V, Keeser D, Paolini M, Pöppel E, Bao Y, Reiser M, Roenneberg T,& Meindl T. (2014) Dysregulated daily rhythmicity of neuronal resting-state networks in MCI patients. Chronobiology International, 31(9): 1041–1050.

Zhou B, Pöppel E, & Bao Y*. (2014). In the jungle of time: The concept of identity as a way out. Front. Psychol. 5:844. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00844

Han KH, Zaytseva Y, Bao Y, Pöppel E. Chung SY, Kim JW, & Kim HT. (2014). Impairment of vocal expression of negative emotions in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6:101, doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00101

Avram M., Hennig-Fast K., Bao Y., Pöppel E., Reiser M., Blautzik J., Giordano J., & Gutyrchik E. (2014) Neural correlates of moral judgments in first- and third-person perspectives: Implications for Neuroethics and beyond. BMC Neuroscience, 15:39. doi:10.1186/1471-2202-15-39.

Park M, Gutyrchik E, Bao Y, Zaytseva Y, Carl P, Welker L, Pöppel E, Reiser M, Blautzik J, & Meindl T. (2014) Differences between musicians and non-musicians in neuro-affective processing of sadness and fear expressed in music. Neuroscience Letters, 566, 120–124.

Zaytseva Y., Gutyrchik E., Bao Y., Pöppel E., Han S., Northoff G., Welker L., Meindl T., Blautzik J. (2014) Self processing in the brain: A paradigmatic fMRI case study with a professional singer. Brain and Cognition, 87, 104-108.

Bao Y*, Fang Y, Yang T, Wang L, Szymaszek A, & Szelag E. (2014) Auditory perception of temporal order: A comparison between tonal language speakers with and without non-tonal language experience. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 74, 98-103.

Pöppel E., & Bao, Y. (2014). Temporal windows as a bridge from objective to subjective time. In: D. Lloyd & V. Arstila (Eds.), Subjective Time (pp. 241-261), MIT Press.

Pöppel E., Bao Y., & Zhou B. (2014) Social modulation of circadian synchronization and temporal perception in complete isolation. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 126: 278-279.

Bao Y*, Pöppel E, Liang W, & Yang T. (2014) When is the right time? A little later! Delayed responses show better temporal control. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 126: 199-200.

Li H, Bao Y*, Pöppel E, Su Y. (2014). A unique visual rhythm does not pop out. Cognitive Processing 15, 93-97.

Bao Y*, Szymaszek A, Wang X, Oron A, Pöppel E, & Szelag E. (2013). Temporal Order Perception of Auditory Stimuli is Selectively Modified by Tonal and Non-tonal Language Environments.Cognition, 129: 579-585.

Teixeira S, Machado S, Paes F, Velasques B, Silva JG, Sanfim AL, Minc D, Anghinah R, Menegaldo LL, Salama M, Cagy M, Nardi AE, Poppel E, Bao Y, Szelag E, Ribeiro P, Arias-Carrion O. (2013). Time Perception Distortion in Neuropsychiatric and Neurological Disorders. CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets.12(5): 567-582.

Park M., Hennig-Fast K., Bao Y., Carl P., Pöppel E., Welker L., Reiser M., Meindl T., Gutyrchik E. (2013). Personality traits modulate neural responses to emotions expressed in music. Brain Research, 1523: 68-76.

Bao Y., Lei Q., Fang Y., Tong Y., Schill K., Pöppel E., & Strasburger H. (2013). Inhibition of Return in the Visual Field: the Eccentricity Effect is Independent of Cortical Magnification. Experimental Psychology. 60, 425-431.

Pöppel E., Avram M., Bao Y., Graupmann V., Gutyrchik E., Lutz A., Park M., Reiser M., Russell E., Silveira S., Smigielski L., Szymanski C., & Zaytseva Y. (2013). Sensory processing of art as a unique window into cognitive mechanisms: Evidence from behavioral experiments and fMRI studies. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 86, 10-17.

Bao Y., Wang Z., Liang W., Wang Y., Pöppel E., & Li H. (2013) Inhibition of Return at Different Eccentricities in the Visual Field Share the Same Temporal Window. Neuroscience Letters, 534, 7-11.

Avram M., Gutyrchik E., Bao Y., Pöppel E., Reiser M., & Blautzik J. (2013) Neurofunctional correlates of aesthetic and moral judgments. Neuroscience Letters, 534, 128-132.

Lutz A., Nassehi A., Bao Y., Pöppel E., Sztrókay A., Reiser M., Fehse K., & Gutyrchik E. (2013). Neurocognitive processing of body representations in artistic and photographic images, NeuroImage, 66, 288–292.

Bao Y. & Pöppel E. (2012) Anthropological universals and cultural specifics: Conceptual and methodological challenges in cultural neuroscience. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 2143-2146.

Bao Y., Wang Y., & Pöppel E. (2012). Spatial Orienting in the Visual Field: A Unified Perceptual Space? Cognitive Processing, 13, 93-96. DOI: 10.1007/s10339-012-0469-5

Lei Q., Bao* Y., Wang B., & Gutyrchik E. (2012). fMRI Correlates of Inhibition of Return in Perifoveal and Peripheral Visual field. Cognitive Processing, 13, 223-227. DOI: 10.1007/s10339-012-0487-3

Pöppel E. & Bao, Y. (2012). The visual field paradox: A theoretical account on the reafference principle providing a common frame for the homogeneity and inhomogeneity of visual representation. Cognitive Processing, 13, 285-287. DOI: 10.1007/s10339-012-0489-1

Silveira S., Graupmann V., Frey D., Blautzik J., Meindl T., Reiser M., Chen C., Wang Y., Bao Y., Pöppel E., & Gutyrchik E. (2012). Matching Reality in the Arts: Self-Referential Neural Processing of Naturalistic Compared to Surrealistic Images. Perception. 41, 569-576.

Pöppel E., Bao, Y., & Zhou B. (2011). “Temporal Windows” as Logistical Basis for Cognitive Processing. Advances in Psychological Science, 19, 775–793.

Bao, Y., Sander T. Trahms L., Pöppel E, Lei Q., & Zhou B. (2011). The eccentricity effect of inhibition of return is resistant to practice. Neuroscience Letters, 500, 47-51.

Pöppel E., & Bao, Y. (2011). Three modes of knowledge as basis for intercultural cognition and communication: A theoretical perspective In: Shihui Han, Ernst Pöppel (eds): Culture and Neural Frames of Cognition and Communication (pp.215−231). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.

Zhou B, Bao, Y, Sander T, Trahms L, Pöppel, E (2010). Dissociation of summation and peak latencies in visual processing: An MEG study on stimulus eccentricity. Neuroscience Letters, 483(2), 101-104.

Bao, Y, Li H., Liu J, Pöppel E (2010). Neural mechanisms underlying the eccentricity effect of inhibition of return. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 77(3), 296.

Bao, Y., Fang Y. Evidence for impact of language experience on temporal order discrimination. Invited talk at the 2010 International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, Jun.30 - Jul.3, 2010, Poland.

Bao, Y., Lei Q., Fang Y., Wang Y. A cross-culture study on aesthetic preference for traditional Chinese and Western Paintings. The 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Jul.11-16, 2010, Australia.

Bao, Y. Different perspectives represented in traditional Chinese and western paintings. The Annual Meeting of Human Science Center, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Jul.5th 2010, Germany.

Bao, Y., & Poeppel, E. (2007) Two spatially separated attention systems in the visual field: Evidence from inhibition of return. Cognitive Processing, 8, 37-44.

Bao, Y., Hu, K., & Xiao, X. (2006) Studies on the capacity of inhibition of return: A review. Advances in Psychological Science, 14: 204-209.

Hu K. & Bao,Y. (2006) Studies on inhibition of return in visual and auditory modalities: An overview. Chinese Journal of Clinical Rehabilitation, 10: 126-128.

Bao Y., Fu L., Xiao X., Wang X., Zhou J. (2006) Age-related differences on the timing of inhibitory mechanism of attention. Perception, 35, 61-61.

Bao, Y., Zhou, J., & Fu, L. (2004) Aging and the time course of inhibition of return in a static environment. Acta Neurobiologiea Experimentalis, 64, 403- 414.

Zhou J., Bao, Y., & Wang, S. (2004) Effects of cueing time on inhibition of return. International Journal of Psychology, 39, 49-50.

Bao, Y., Fu, L., & Zhou, J. (2004) The time course of inhibition of return for target discriminations and aging effects. International Journal of Psychology, 39, 119.

Bao, Y. & Wang, S. (2003). Attentional control and perceptual grouping process in short-term memory. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 35: 285-290.

Bao, Y.; Kiss, M.; & Wittmann, M. (2002) Effects of age and memory grouping on simulated car driving. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 46th Annual Meeting, 1853-1857.

Bao, Y. (2002). A Study on Attentional Resources demanded by Encoding and Retrieval Processes in Short-term Memory. Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis, 38, 136-141.

Bao, Y. & Zhou. J. (2001) Divided attention and the perceptual grouping effect in short-term recognition memory. Psychological Science, 24, 747-748.

Gigerenzer, G. & Bao, Y. (2001) Ecological intelligence: An adaptation for frequencies of human reasoning algorithms. Journal of developments in Psychology, 9, 325-329.

Bao, Y. & Wang, S. (2000) Divided attention and perceptual grouping processes in short-term memory. International Journal of Psychology, 35, 27.

Bao, Y. & Wang, S. (2000) Effects of divided attention on perceptual grouping processes in short-term memory. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 32, 258-263.

Bao, Y. (2000) Effects of Divided Attention on Encoding and Retrieval Processes in Short-term Memory: A Review. Psychological Science, 23, 462-465.