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2012- Professor, Department of Psychology, and Investigator, Center for Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing

2006-2011 Investigator, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing

2003-2006 Investigator, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai

2000-2003 Research Associate, School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley, California

1995-2000 Postdoc Researcher, College of Optometry, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

1991-1995 Ph.D. Student, Department of Psychology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

List of Publications

Han, Q.M., Cong, L.J., Yu, C., & Liu, L. (2017). Developing a logarithmic Chinese reading acuity chart. Optometry and Vision Science, 94(6):714-724.

Xiong, Y.Z., Zhang, J.Y., & Yu, C. (2016). Bottom-up and top-down influences at untrained conditions determine perceptual learning specificity and transfer. eLife, 5:e14614.

Kuai, S.G., Li, W., Yu, C., & Kourtzi, Z. (2016). Contour integration over time: Psychophysical and fMRI evidence. Cerebral Cortex, in press.

Yin, C., Bi, Y.Q., Yu, C., & Wei, K.L. (2016). Eliminating direction specificity in visuomotor learning. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(13):3839-3847.

Wang, R., Wang, J., Zhang, J.Y., Xie, X.Y., Yang, Y.X., Luo, S.H., Yu, C., & Li, W. (2016). Perceptual learning at a conceptual level. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(7):2238-2246.

Zhang, J.Y., & Yu, C. (2016). The transfer of motion direction learning to an opposite direction enabled by double training: A reply to Liang et al. (2015). Journal of Vision, 16(3):29, 1-4.

Cong, L.J., Wang, R.J., Yu, C. & Zhang, J.Y. (2016). Perceptual learning of basic visual features remains task specific with Training-Plus-Exposure (TPE) training. Journal of Vision, 16(3):13, 1-9.

Xiong, Y. Z., Xie, X. Y., & Yu, C. (2016). Location and direction specificity in motion direction learning associated with a single-level method of constant stimuli. Vision Research, 119, 9–15.

Zhang, G.L., Li, H., Song, Y., & Yu, C. (2015). ERP C1 is top-down modulated by orientation perceptual learning. Journal of Vision, 15(10):8, 1-11.

Xiong, Y.Z., Yu, C., & Zhang, J.Y. (2015). Perceptual learning eases crowding by reducing recognition errors but not position errors. Journal of Vision, 15(11):16, 1-13.

Wang, R., Zhang J.Y., Klein, S. A., Levi, D. M. & Yu, C. (2014). Vernier perceptual learning transfers to completely untrained retinal locations after double training: a piggybacking effect. Journal of Vision, 14(13):12, 1-10.

Zhang, J.Y., Cong, L.J., Klein, S. A., Levi, D. M. & Yu, C. (2014). Perceptual learning improves adult amblyopic vision through rule-based cognitive compensation. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 55, 2020-2030.

Wang, R., Cong, L.J., & Yu, C. (2013). The classical TDT perceptual learning is mostly temporal learning. Journal of Vision, 13(5):9, 1-9.

Zhang, G.L., Cong, L.J., Song, Y., & Yu, C. (2013). ERP P1-N1 changes associated with Vernier perceptual learning and its location specificity and transfer. Journal of Vision, 13(4):19, 1-13.

Wang, R., Zhang, J.Y., Klein, S. A., Levi, D. M. & Yu, C. (2012). Task relevancy and demand modulate double-training enabled transfer of perceptual learning. Vision Research, 61, 33-38.

Zhang, J.Y., Zhang, G.L., Liu, L., & Yu, C. (2012). Whole report uncovers correctly identified but incorrectly placed target information under visual crowding. Journal of Vision, 12(7):5, 1-11.

Liu, X. Y., Zhang, T., Jia, Y. L., Wang, N. L., & Yu, C. (2011). The therapeutic impact of perceptual learning on juvenile amblyopia with or without previous patching treatment. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 52, 1531–1538.

Zhang, J.Y., Zhang, G.L., Xiao, L.Q., Klein, S. A., Levi, D. M. & Yu, C. (2010). Rule-based learning explains visual perceptual learning and its specificity and transfer. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 12323-12328.

Zhang, T., Xiao, L. Q., Klein, S. A., Levi, D. M. & Yu, C. (2010). Decoupling location specificity from perceptual learning of orientation discrimination. Vision Research, 50, 368-374.

Liu, L., Klein, S.A., Xue, F., Zhang, J.Y., & Yu, C. (2009). Using geometric moments to explain human letter recognition near the acuity limit. Journal of Vision, 9(1):26, 1-18.

Zhang, J.Y., Zhang, T., Xue, F., Liu, L., & Yu, C. (2009). Legibility of Chinese characters in peripheral vision and the top-down influences on crowding. Vision Research, 49, 44-53.

Xiao, L. Q., Zhang, J.Y., Wang, R., Klein, S. A., Levi, D. M. & Yu, C. (2008). Complete transfer of perceptual learning across retinal locations enabled by double training. Current Biology, 18, 1922-1926.

Zhang, J.Y., Kuai, S.G., Xiao, L. Q., Klein, S. A., Levi, D. M. & Yu, C. (2008). Stimulus coding rules for perceptual learning. PLoS Biology, 6, 1651-1660.

Zhang, J.Y., Zhang, T., Xue, F., Liu, L., & Yu, C. (2007). Legibility of Chinese characters and its implications for visual acuity measurement in Chinese reading population. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 48, 2383-2390.

Levi, D.M., Yu, C. , Kuai, S.G., & Rislove, E. (2007). Global contour processing in amblyopia. Vision Research, 47, 512-524.

Kuai, S.G. & Yu, C. (2006). Constant contour integration in peripheral vision for stimuli with good Gestalt properties. Journal of Vision, 6, 1412-20.

Kuai, S.G., Zhang, J.Y., Klein, S. A., Levi, D. M. & Yu, C. (2005). The essential role of stimulus temporal patterning in enabling perceptual learning. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1497-1499.

Yu, C., Klein, S.A., & Levi, D.M. (2004). Perceptual learning in contrast discrimination and the (minimal) role of context. Journal of Vision, 4,169-182.

Yu, C. , Klein, S.A., & Levi, D.M. (2003). Cross- and iso- oriented surrounds modulate the contrast response function: The effect of surround contrast. Journal of Vision, 3,527-540.

Yu, C. , Klein, S.A., & Levi, D.M. (2002). Facilitation of contrast detection by cross-oriented surround stimuli and its psychophysical mechanisms. Journal of Vision, 2, 243-255.

Yu, C. , Klein, S.A., & Levi, D.M. (2001). Surround modulation of perceived contrast and the role of brightness induction. Journal of Vision, 1, 18-31.

Yu, C. & Levi, D.M. (2000). Surround modulation in human vision unmasked by masking experiments. Nature Neuroscience, 3, 724-728.

Yu, C. & Levi, D.M. (1999). The time course of psychophysical end-stopping. Vision Research, 39, 2063-2073.

Yu, C. & Levi, D.M. (1998). Rectification nonlinearity in cortical end-stopped perceptive field. Vision Research, 38, 3517-3530.

Yu, C. & Levi, D.M. (1998). Spatial frequency and orientation tuning in psychophysical end-stopping. Visual Neuroscience, 15, 585-595.

Yu, C. & Levi, D.M. (1998). Naso-temporal asymmetry of spatial interactions in strabismic amblyopia. Optometry and Vision Science, 75, 424-432.

Yu, C. & Levi, D.M. (1997). Spatial facilitation predicted with end-stopped spatial filters. Vision Research, 37, 3117-3127.

Yu, C. & Levi, D.M. (1997). Cortical components of the Westheimer function. Vision Research, 37, 2535-2544.

Yu, C. & Levi, D.M. (1997). End-stopping and length-tuning in psychophysical spatial filters. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 14 , 2346-2354.

Yu, C. & Levi, D.M. (1997). Cortical end-stopped perceptive fields: Evidence from dichoptic and amblyopic studies. Vision Research, 37, 2261-2270.

Yu, C. & Essock, E.A. (1996). Spatial scaling of end-stopped perceptive fields: Differences in neural bases of end-zones, flanks, and centers. Vision Research, 36, 3129-3139.

Yu, C. & Essock, E.A. (1996). Psychophysical end-stopping associated with line target. Vision Research, 36, 2883-2896.