lan L.F. LEE

Room 227, Dorothy Y. L. Wong Building, Department of Applied Psychology, Lingnan University
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong 

Phone: +852 2616 7419 

I'm interested in how the brain learns and adapts. In particular, in response to recent stimulus patterns, our perceptual and cognitive systems undergo different types of changes. Are there any principles governing these changes? If so, what are they? How do these changes in the brain lead to changes in our perception/metacognition? To answer these questions, my research employs an interdisciplinary approach, combining methods in psychophysics, neuroscience, and computational models.

Academic Bio

Assistant professor (2016-present)

Assistant professor (2014-2015)

Postdoctoral researcher (2013-2014)
Advisor: Pascal Mamassian 

PhD (2013), Psychology (Computational Cognition)
MA (2010), Psychology (Computational Cognition)
Advisor: Hongjing Lu

Bachelor of Cognitive Science (2005)
University of Hong Kong
Advisor: Anthony Hayes

  • Lee, A. L. F., Ruby, E., Giles, N., & Lau, H. (2018) Cross-domain association in metacognitive efficiency depends on first-order task types. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2464. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02464 [Frontiers in Psychology]

  • Lee, A. L. F. (2018) The contribution of local and global motion adaptation in the repulsive direction aftereffect. Journal of Vision, 18(12):2. doi: 10.1167/18.12.2. [JoV]

  • Michel, M., Fleming, S. M., Lau, H., Lee, A. L. F., Martinez-Conde, S., Passingham, R. E., Peters, M. A. K., Rahnev, D., Sergent, C., & Liu, K. (2018) An Informal Internet Survey on the Current State of Consciousness Science. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:2134. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02134 [Frontiers in Psychology]

  • Lee, A. L. F., & Lu, H. (2014). Global motion aftereffect does not depend on awareness of the adapting motion direction. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 76(3), pp. 766-779. doi: 10.3758/s13414-013-0609-8  [PDF]

  • Lee, A. L. F., & Lu, H. (2012). Two forms of aftereffects induced by transparent motion reveal multilevel adaptation. Journal of Vision, 12(4):3, 1–13. [JoV]

  • Lee, A. L. F., & Lu, H. (2010). A comparison of global motion perception using a multiple-aperture stimulus.Journal of Vision10(4):9, 1–16. [JoV]

  • Lu, H., Lin, T., Lee, A. L. F., Vese, L., & Yuille, A. (2010). Functional form of motion priors in human motion perception. Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems23. [NIPS]

  • Wu, S., Lu, H., Lee, A., & Yuille, A. (2009). Motion Integration Using Competitive Priors. In D. Cremers, B. Rosenhahn, A. L. Yuille & F. Schmidt (Eds.), Statistical and Geometrical Approaches to Visual Motion Analysis (Vol. 5064, pp. 235-258): Springer Berlin / Heidelberg. [PDF]

Conference Presentations

NIPS: The Neural Information Processing Systems Conference
VSS:  The Vision Sciences Society Annual Meetings

* Talk presentations
  • Lee, A. L. F. (2017). The effects of local and global noise on confidence judgments. VSS. [Abstract]

  • *Lee, A. L. F., Ann, C. N., Maus, G. W. (2016). The interaction between local and global noise for optic-flow patterns. VSS. [Abstract]
  • Lee, A. L. F., de Gardelle, V., Mamassian, P. (2015). Computing global confidence: psychophysical evidence for an integration mechanism. VSS. [Poster reprint]
  • Lee, A. L. F., de Gardelle, V., Mamassian, P. (2014). Extracting the global confidence across multiple trials of a visual task. VSS. [Abstract] [Poster reprint]
  • *Lee, A. L. F., Lu, H. (2013). Propagation of local adaptation is insufficient to generate repulsive motion aftereffects. VSS. [Abstract]
  • *Lu, H., Lee, A. L. F., (2013). Inferring "hidden" parts by learning hierarchical representations of objects. VSS. [Abstract]
  • *Lee, A. L. F., Lu, H. (2012). Adapting to imperceptible multidirectional motion yields perceptible aftereffects: A psychophysical and computational investigation. VSS. [Abstract]
  • *Lee, A. L. F., Lu, H. (2011). A new form of motion aftereffect in transparent motion adaptation. VSS. [Abstract]
  • Lu, H., Lin, T., Lee, A. L. F., Vese, L., & Yuille, A. (2010). Functional form of motion priors in human motion perception. NIPS. [NIPS]
  • *Lu, H., Lin, T., Lee, A. L. F., Vese, L., & Yuille, A. (2010) Recovering the functional form of the slow-and-smooth prior in global motion perception. VSS. [Abstract]
  • Lee, A. L. F. & Lu, H. (2010). Phantom motion aftereffect using multiple-aperture stimuli: A dynamic Bayesian model. VSS. [Abstract]
  • Lee, A. & Lu, H. (2009). A comparison of motion integration for optic flow components. VSS. [Abstract]
  • Lu, H., Lee, A., & Keane, B. P. (2009). Spatial pattern analysis in biological motion. VSS. [Abstract]
  • Lee, A. L., Yuille, A., & Lu, H. (2008). Superior perception of circular/radial than translational motion cannot be explained by generic priors. VSS. [Abstract]