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Liu Taosheng Liu
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 2001
Masters Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY 1998
Bachelors University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China 1994
Primary Program: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
289A Psychology
(517) 432-6694

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Neuroimaging of Perception and Attention Laboratory How do we perceive the visual world--a world full of different types of sensory stimulation-- brightness, color, movement, shapes, etc? How do we seletively attend to certain things while ingore other things? How does the seletive processing of information guide action and affect memory? These are some of the questions that we are investigating in our laboratory. We study the brain mechanisms of perception and attention using a combination of human psychophysics and funtional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Our ultimate goal is to understand how we attend and how attention influences other cognitive functions. Our approach is to relate behavioral performance to brain activity in order to gain insight into the fundamental mechanisms of perception and attention.

Research Publications    
2015Wang, Y., Miller, J. R., & Liu, T. (2015) Suppression effects in feature-based attention. Journal of Vision, 15(5):15, 1-16.
2014Miller, J. R., Becker, M. W., & Liu, T. (2014) The bandwidth of consolidation into visual short-term memory (VSTM) depends on the visual feature. Visual Cognition, 22, 920-947.
2014Zeigenfuse, M. D., Pleskac, T. J., & Liu, T. (2014) Rapid decisions from experience. Cognition, 131, 181-194.
2013Liu, T., Becker, M. W., & Jigo, M. (2013) Limited featured-based attention to multiple features. Vision Research, 85, 36-44.
2013Liu, T. & Hou, Y. (2013) A hierarchy of attentional priority signals in human frontoparietal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 16606-16616.
2013Liu, T. & Becker, M. W. (2013) Serial consolidation of orientation information into visual short-term memory. Psychological Science, 24, 1044-1050.
2013Becker, M. W., Miller, J. R., & Liu, T. (2013) A severe capacity limit in the consolidation of orientation information into visual short-term memory (VSTM). Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75, 415-425.
2012Mance, I., Becker, M. W., & Liu, T (2012) Parallel consolidation of simple features into visual short-term memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 38, 429- 438.
2012Hou, Y. & Liu, T. (2012) Neural correlates of object-based attentional selection in human cortex. Neuropsychologia, 50, 2916-2925.
2011Liu, T., Hospadaruk, L., Zhu, D., & Gardner, J. L. (2011) Feature-specific attentional priority signals in human cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 4484-4495.