Education and Training:
University of California, Berkeley, Postdoc, 2019-2020
University of Minnesota, Postdoc, 2015-2019
Northeastern University (Boston), Ph.D., 2015
Current Instructor: Psychological Statistics, Psychology of Perception
My research focuses on basic and applied aspects of visual processing (attention, perception and memory). A current emphasis is on the understanding of visual impairment and related accessibility issues, with the goal to promote the (re-)design of accessible spaces and products (including autonomous vehicles). To achieve our research goals, we adopt multiple methodologies, including psychophysics, eye tracking, computational modeling and driving simulation.
Research Interests: Visual Attention, Perception and Memory; Visual Impairment Rehabilitation; Accessible Design; Autonomous Driving
Qian, J., Li, Z., Zhang, K., & Lei, Q. (2020). Relation matters: relative depth order is stored in working memory for depth. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 27, 341–349.
Lei, Q., & Reeves, A. (2018). When the weaker conquer: A contrast-dependent illusion of visual numerosity. Journal of Vision, 18(7):8, 1-16.
Reeves, A., & Lei, Q. (2017). Short-term visual memory for location in depth: A U-shaped function of time. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 79(7), 1917-1932.
Thompson, W. B., Legge, G. E., Kersten, D. J., Shakespeare, R. A., & Lei, Q. (2017). Simulating visibility under reduced acuity and contrast sensitivity. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 34(4), 583-593
Reeves, A. & Lei, Q. (2014). Is visual short-term memory depthful? Vision Research, 96, 106-112.
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(6), 425-431.
Lei, Q., Bao, Y., Wang, B., & Gutyrchik, E. (2012). FMRI correlates of inhibition of return in perifoveal and peripheral visual field. Cognitive Processing, 13(1), 223-227.