Department of Counselling & Psychology


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Cognitive Psychology Laboratory

Introduction:

The Cognitive Psychology Laboratory of Hong Kong Shue Yan University consists of two adjacent and separate rooms. It was established in January 2008 in line with the development of the university and the Department of Counselling and Psychology. The laboratory is well-equipped with ample facilities for conducting research, holding seminars and demonstrations for teaching purpose.

The main room is equipped with an instructor workstation and 20 students' personal computers for workshop and seminar purposes. A movable curtain surrounding the instructor workstation can form an isolated cubicle for carrying out experiments that require a controlled environment. Computers installed with reaction time measurement programs allow students to conduct their own cognitive research.

An annex adjacent to the main room is setup for conducting experiments. It has a workstation ready for cognitive and psychophysics experiments. Matlab and E-prime are installed for writing self-programmed stimulus. Other equipment such as a pair of stereogoggles can be used for depth perception experiments, and an eye-tracker for eye-movement studies.

 

Ongoing Research Projects:

Visual evoked potential in contour integration task

Investigators:
Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Sing Hang, Cheung (The University of Hong Kong)

Calvin, K. C., Yu (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)

 

Relativity of Emotion Perception and New Development of Emotional Expressions Photobank

(FDS Funded Project - Reference no.: UGC/FDS15/H21/14)

Investigators:
Lap Yan, Lo (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)

Patcy P. S., Yeung (The University of Hong Kong)

 

Influence of emotion to time perception

Investigators:
Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University
)
Kenneth S. L., Yuen (Neuroimaging Center, University Medical Center Mainz)

Related Publications and Conference Presentations
Li, W. O., & Yuen, K. S. (2015). The perception of time while perceiving dynamic emotional faces. Frontiers in psychology6. [LINK]

 

Comprehension of dyslexic children

Investigators:
Simpson W. L., Wong (The Hong Kong Institute of Education)
Anita, Wong (The University of Hong Kong)
Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University
)
Connie S. H., Ho (The University of Hong Kong)

 

Related Publications and Conference Presentations
Wong, W. L. S., Wong, A., Li, W. O., & Connie S. –H., Ho (2015). The role of understanding of comic convention in graphic novel reading comprehension and story retelling in children. 2015 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting.


Completed Research Projects:

Self-determination theory and problematic Internet use

Investigators:
Ting Yat, Wong (University of Amsterdam)
Kenneth S. L., Yuen (Neuroimaging Center, University Medical Center Mainz)

Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)

Related Publications and Conference Presentations
Wong, T. Y., Yuen, K. S., & Li, W. O. (2014). A basic need theory approach to problematic Internet use and the mediating effect of psychological distress. Frontiers in psychology5. [LINK]

 

Caregivers difficulties in Hong Kong

Investigators:
Calvin, K. C., Yu (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Tak Wing, Fan

Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)

Related Publications and Conference Presentations
Yu, C. K. C., Fan, T. W., & Li, W. O. (2012). Diagnostic characteristics of care receivers with intellectual disabilities and the difficulty and burden experienced by family caregivers. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 3(2), 202-211.
Li, W. O., Fan, T. W., & Kai-Ching Yu, C. (2012). Difficulty and burden experienced by principal family caregivers of people with intellectual disabilities in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy3(1), 95-105. 


Recruitment of a novel cue for active control depends on control dynamics

Investigators:
Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Li, Li (The University of Hong Kong)
Saunders Jeffrey (The University of Hong Kong)

Related Publications and Conference Presentations
Li, W. O., Saunders, J. A., & Li, L. (2009). Recruitment of a novel cue for active control depends on control dynamics. Journal of Vision, 9(10):9, 1-11, http://journalofvision.org/9/10/9/, doi:10.1167/9.10.9. [LINK]
Li, W. O., Cheng J. C. K., Saunders, J., & Li, L. (2007). Cue recruitment in active control of a moving line. Perception (Supplementary), v.36, ECVP Abstract Supplement 

 

Background motion and the perception of shape defined by illusory contours

Investigators:
Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Sieu, K., Khuu (The University of New South Wales)
Anthony Hayes (University of College Dublin)

Related Publications and Conference Presentations
Li, W. O., Khuu, S. K., & Hayes, A. (2009). Background motion and the perception of shape defined by illusory contours. Journal of Vision, 9(6):5, 1-11, http://journalofvision.org/9/6/5/, doi:10.1167/9.6.5. [LINK] 
Li, W. O., Khuu, S. K., & Hayes, A. (2006). Global motion distorts shape perception: An investigation on Kanizsa Figures, Vision: The Journal of the Vision Society of Japan (Supplement), v.18, 98. 

 

Interaction between complex motion patterns in the perception of shape

Investigators:
Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Sieu, K., Khuu (The University of New South Wales)
Anthony Hayes (University of College Dublin)

Related Publications and Conference Presentations
Li, W. O., Khuu, S. K., & Hayes, A. (2008). Interaction between complex motion patterns in the perception of shape. Vision Research, pp.167-178. [LINK] 
Li, W. O., Khuu, S. K., & Hayes, A. (2005). Background motion affects global shape perception. Perception (Supplementary), v.34 [LINK] 

 

Contributions of looming and stereo-motion to the computation of position in depth

Investigators:
Terence, C. P., Lee (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Sieu, K., Khuu (The University of New South Wales)
Wang On, Li (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Anthony Hayes (University of College Dublin)

Related Publications and Conference Presentations
Lee, T. C. P., Khuu, S. K., Li, W. O., & Hayes, A. (2008). Distortion in perceived image size accompanies flash lag in depth. Journal of Vision. 8(11): 20, 1-10, http://journalofvision.org/8/11/20/. [LINK]
Lee, T. C. P., Li, W. O., Khuu, S. K., & Hayes, A. (2005). Flash-lag in depth is induced by stereomotion but not looming: Distorted size and position perception. Perception (Supplementary), v.34 [LINK] 

 

Location:

Cognitive Psychology Lab - LG216, Main Academic Building