Taosheng Liu

Taosheng  Liu
  • Professor
  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience


PhD, Cognitive Psychology, Columbia University, 2001 
MA, Cognitive Psychology, Columbia University, 1998 
BS, Biological Science, University of Science and Technology of China, 1994


Dr. Liu's primary research interest is in visual selective attention. Selective attention is necessary to deal with the overwhelming amount of sensory information that we receive constantly; it is critical for successful task completion in our natural and social environment. In addition to visual attention, I am also interested in two related topics: visual working memory and decision making. Working memory allows one to temporarily hold information for task execution, while decision making uses such information to form a choice. Thus, attention, working memory, and decision making are intimately related functions which form the key processes from perception to action. I am particularly interested in the computational and neural mechanisms of these psychological functions.

Neuroimaging of Perception and Attention Lab