PhD Student

Benchi Wang

PhD Student

Room: 1B-75


I am currently working on a PhD project “Visual items stored in visual working memory” with my supervisors Prof. dr. Jan Theeuwes and Prof. dr. Christian. N. L. Olivers. This PhD project is financially supported by China Scholarship Council (CSC) and VU University Amsterdam.


2015- now. PhD (expected) in Cognitive Psychology, Vrije Universiteit University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

2013-2015. Visiting Student, Center for Cognition and Brain Disorders, Hangzhou Normal University, China.

2012-2015. MA in Cognitive Psychology, Zhejiang Normal University, China

2005-2009. BS in Information and Computing Science, North University of China, China

Research interests

My main interest is to explore the storage mechanism of visual working memory by using a wide range of methods, including psychophysics, eye tracking, electroencephalograph (EEG) recordings, and functional MRI.


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Recent publications

B Wang & J Theeuwes (2018) How to inhibit a distractor location? Statistical learning versus active, top-down suppression. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 1-11
B Wang & J Theeuwes (2018) Statistical regularities modulate attentional capture.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 44 (1), 13
B Wang, C Yan, RM Klein & Z Wang (2017) Inhibition of return revisited: Localized inhibition on top of a pervasive bias. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 1-7
B Wang, J Theeuwes & CNL Olivers (2017) When Shorter Delays Lead to Worse Memories: Task Disruption Makes Visual Working Memory Temporarily Vulnerable to Test Interference.. American Psychological Association
B Wang, J Theeuwes & C Olivers (2017) When shorter delays lead to worse memories: Taking attention away from visual working memory temporarily makes it more vulnerable to test interference.. Journal of Vision 17 (10), 111-111
B Wang, C Yan, Z Wang, CNL Olivers & J Theeuwes (2017) Adverse orienting effects on visual working memory encoding and maintenance. Psychonomic bulletin & review 24 (4), 1261-1267
B Wang, X Cao, J Theeuwes, CNL Olivers & Z Wang (2017) Separate capacities for storing different features in visual working memory.. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 43 (2), 226
B Wang, X Cao, J Theeuwes, CNL Olivers & Z Wang (2016) Location-based effects underlie feature conjunction benefits in visual working memory. Journal of Vision 16 (11), 12-12
B Wang, C Yan, Z Wang, J Theeuwes & C Olivers (2016) Inhibition of Return in Visual Working Memory. Journal of Vision 16 (12), 364-364
Z Wang, B Wang & M Finkbeiner (2016) Asymmetrical representation of the upper and lower visual fields in oculomotor maps. bioRxiv, 086397
B Wang, MD Hilchey, X Cao & Z Wang (2014) The spatial distribution of inhibition of return revisited: No difference found between manual and saccadic responses. Neuroscience letters 578, 128-132
B Wang & Z Wang (2014) Feature as the basic storage unit of visual working memory. Journal of Vision 14 (10), 38-38
C Xiaohua, W Benchi, J Xiaoyu & L Fengying (2014) The Punishments Affect the Decision Making and Performance in Study-Time Allocation. Studies of Psychology and Behavior 4, 005

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