Dr. Kunlin Wei is a professor in School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences at Peking University. He obtained his MS degrees in Kinesiology and Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in year 2002 and 2003 and his Ph.D degree in Kinesiology (motor control) in year 2007, working with Dr. Dagmar Sternad. He then joined Dr Konrad Koerding’s lab as a postdoc fellow in Northwestern University and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago between 2007 and 2009. His major research area is sensorimotor control and his interests include motor control and learning, sensory integration, human-machine interaction, computational modeling of behavior, movement biomechanics and motor rehabilitation.

List of Publications

Xiong, Z., Tian, Y., Wang, X., Wei, K.*, & Bi, Y.* (2023). Gravity matters for the neural representations of action semantics. Cerebral Cortex, bhad006.

Wang, H., & Wei, K.* (2022). Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation Does Not Affect Implicit Sensorimotor Adaptation: A Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial. Brain Sciences, 12(10), 1325.

Gong, L., Guo, D., Gao, Z.*, & Wei, K.* (accepted). Atypical Development of Social and Nonsocial Working Memory Capacity among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism Research. 16(2),327-339

Zhao, S.*, Liu, Y., & Wei, K.* (2022). Pupil-Linked Arousal Response Reveals Aberrant Attention Regulation among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Neuroscience, 42(27), 5427-5437.

Liu, Y., Jiang, W., Bi, Y., & Wei, K.* (2021). Sensorimotor knowledge from task-irrelevant feedback contributes to motor learning. Journal of Neurophysiology, 126(3), 723-735.

Chen, L., Feng, Y., Chen, B., Wang, Q., & Wei, K.* (2021). Improving postural stability among people with lower-limb amputations by tactile sensory substitution. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 18(1), 1-14.

He, Q., Wang, Q., Wu, Y., Yi, L.*, & Wei, K.* (2021). Automatic classification of children with autism spectrum disorder by using a computerized visual‐orienting task. PsyCh Journal, 10(4), 550-565.

Cohen, E. J., Wei, K., & Minciacchi, D. (2021). Examining modifications of execution strategies during a continuous task. Scientific reports, 11(1), 1-14.

Wang, T., Zhu, Z., Kana, I., Yu, Y., He, H., Wei, K.* (2020). Accuracy of hand localization is subject-specific and improved without performance feedback. Scientific Report, 10, 19188

Tong, X., Wang, X., Cai, Y., Gromala, D., Williamson, O, Fan, B., and Wei, K.* (2020). “I dreamed of my hands and arms moving again”: A case series investigating the effect of immersive virtual reality on phantom limb pain alleviation. Frontiers in Neurology. 11:876. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.00876

Yin, C., Wei, K. *. (2020). Savings in sensorimotor adaptation without explicit strategy. Journal of Neurophysiology, 123 (3), 1180-1192.

Zhang, S., Tian, Y.*, Wang, C., & Wei, K.* (2020). Target selection by gaze pointing and manual confirmation: performance improved by locking the gaze cursor. Ergonomics, 1-12.

Gong, L. & Wei, K.* (2020). Abnormal Gait Patterns in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Correlations with Social Impairments. Autism Research, 10.1002/aur.2302.

Chambers, C*., Kong, G., Wei, K., & Kording, K. (2019). Pose estimates from online videos show that side-by-side walkers synchronize movement under naturalistic conditions. PloS One, 14(6), e0217861.

Yin, C., Wang, H., Wei, K., & Kording, K. P*. (2019). Sensorimotor priors are effector-dependent. Journal of Neurophysiology, 122(1), 389-397.

Tian, Y., Huang, Y., He, J., & Wei, K.* (2018). What affects gait performance during walking while texting? A comparison of motor, visual and cognitive factors. Ergonomics, 61(11), 1507-1518.

Jiang, W., Yuan, X., Yin, C., & Wei, K.* (2018). Visuomotor learning is dependent on direction-specific error saliency. Journal of Neurophysiology. 120(1): 162-170.

Wei, K., & Kording, K. P.* (2018). Behavioral tracking gets real. Nature Neuroscience, 21(9), 1146.

Feng, S., Wang, X., Wang, Q., Fang, J., Wu, Y., Yi, L.*, & Wei, K.* (2018). The uncanny valley effect in typically developing children and its absence in children with autism spectrum disorders. PloS One, 13(11), e0206343.

Han, X., He, K., Wu, B., Shi, Z., Liu, Y., Luo, S., ... & Han, S.* (2017). Empathy for pain motivates actions without altruistic effects: evidence of motor dynamics and brain activity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 12(6), 893-901.

Kong G, He K., & Wei K.* (2017) Sensorimotor experience in virtual reality enhances sense of agency associated with an avatar, Consciousness and Cognition, 52: 115-124.

Kong, G., Zhou, Z., Wang, Q., Kording, K., & Wei, K.* (2017). Credit assignment between body and object probed by an object transportation task. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 13415.

Yang, Y., Tian, Y., Fang, J., Lu, H., Wei, K.*, & Yi, L*. (2017). Trust and Deception in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Social Learning Perspective. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(3), 615-625.

He, K., Liang, Y., Abdollahi, F., Bittmann, M. F., Kording, K., & Wei, K.* (2016). The statistical determinants of the speed of motor learning. PLoS Computational Biology, 12(9), e1005023.

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

Wei, K.*, Glaser, J.I., Deng, L., Thompson, C.K., Stevenson, I.H., Wang, Q., Hornby, T.G., Heckman, C.J., Kording, K. (2014) Serotonin affects movement gain control in the spinal cord, Journal of Neuroscience 34(38):12690-12700.

Zheng, E., Wang, L., Wei, K., & Wang, Q.* (2014). A Non-Contact capacitive sensing system for recognizing locomotion modes of transtibial Amputees. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 61(12): 2911-2920.

Yin, C., & Wei, K. *(2014). Interference from mere thinking: mental rehearsal temporarily disrupts recall of motor memory. Journal of Neurophysiology 112(3): 594-602.

Fan, Y.*, Kong, G., Meng, Y., Tan, S., Wei, K.*, Zhang, Q.*, & Jin, J. (2014). Comparative assessment of surgeons’ task performance and surgical ergonomics associated with conventional and modified flank positions: a simulation study. Surgical endoscopy 28:3249-3256.

Wei, K.*, Yan, X., Kong, G., Yin, C., Zhang, F., Wang, Q., Kording, K. (2014). Computer use changes generalization of movement learning. Current Biology 24(1): 82-85.

Dam, G., K. Kording, Wei, K.*. (2013). Credit assignment during movement reinforcement learning. Plos One 8(2): e55352.

Chen, B., Zheng, E., Fan, X., Liang, T., Wang, Q., Wei, K., & Wang, L. (2013). Locomotion mode classification using a wearable capacitive sensing system. IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering: a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 21(5):744-755.

Yan, X., Q. Wang., Z. Lu., Stevenson, I., Kording, K., & Wei, K.* (2013). Generalization of unconstrained reaching with hand-weight changes. Journal of Neurophysiology 109(1): 137-146.

Ding Q., Stevenson, IH., Wang N., Li, W., Sun,Y., Wang Q., Kording, K., & Wei, K.* (2013). Motion games improve balance control in stroke survivors: a preliminary study based on the principle of constraint-induced movement therapy, Displays. 34(2): 125-131.

Wen, J., Ding, Q., Yu, Z., Sun, W., Wang, Q., & Wei, K.* (2012). Adaptive changes of foot pressure in Hallux Valgus patients, Gait & Posture. 36(3):344-349

Wei, K.*, D. Wert Kording, K. (2010). The nervous system uses nonspecific motor learning in response to random perturbations of varying nature. Journal of Neurophysiology. 104(6): 3053.

Wei, K.*, Stevenson, I., Kording, K. (2010). The uncertainty associated with visual flow fields and their influence on postural sway: Weber's law suffices to explain the nonlinearity of vection.. Journal of Vision. 10(14):4.

Wei, K.*, Kording, K. (2010). Uncertainty in state estimate and sensory feedback determines the rate of motor learning. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 4: 11.

Ronsse, R., Wei, K., Sternad, D. (2010): Optimal feedback control of rhythmic movements: the bouncing ball revisited. Journal of Neurophysiology. 103:2482-2493.

Ehrlenspiel, F., Wei, K., & Sternad, D. (2010). Open-loop, closed-loop and compensatory control: performance improvement under pressure in a rhythmic task. Experimental Brain Research. 201(4): 729-741

Stevenson, I., Fernandes, H., Vilares, I., Wei, K., Kording, K. (2009). Bayesian integration and non-linear feedback control in steering with the center of pressure. Plos Computational Biology. 5(12): 150-158

Wei, K.*, Kording, K. (2009). Relevance of error: what drives motor adaptation? Journal of Neurophysiology 101(2): 655-664.

Wei, K., Dijkstra, T.M.H., & Sternad, D. (2008). Stability and variability: indicators for passive stability and active control in a rhythmic task. Journal of Neurophysiology, 99: 3027-3041.

Wei, K., Dijkstra, T.M.H., & Sternad, D. (2007). Passive stability and active control in a rhythmic task. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98: 2633-2646.

Sternad, D., Wei, K., Ivry, R.B., & Diedrichsen, J. (2006). Intermanual interaction during initiation and production of rhythmic and discrete movements in individuals lacking a corpus callosum. Experimental Brain Research. 176: 559-574.

Wei, K., Wertman, G., & Sternad, D. (2003). Interactions between rhythmic and discrete components in a bimanual task. Motor Control, 7, 134-154.

de Rugy, A., Wei, K., Müller, H., & Sternad, D. (2003). Actively tracking "passive" stability. Brain Research, 982(1), 64-78.