PhD Student

Aisu Li

PhD Student



I got the four-year China Scholarship Council scholarship in 2018. I am working on the project “statistical learning across trials biases attentional selection” under the supervision of Prof. Jan Theeuwes.


I obtained both my BSc and MSc (Cognitive Psychology) at Soochow University in China. During my research master, I conducted several studies on inhibition of return (IOR), such as the time course of IOR, the effect of task difficulty on IOR and IOR in visual search. To conduct the studies by the technique of steady-state visual evoked potentials, I tried measuring several monitors as well.

Research interest

I have a broad interest in attention and perception. Using the event-related potentials technique, my past studies mainly focused on early perceptual processing stages of IOR. Now, I study how attentional selection is biased by statistical regularities.

Recent publication

Li, A. S., & Theeuwes, J. Statistical regularities across trials bias attentional selection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human, Perception and Performance.Online. Li, A. S.†, Miao, C. G.†, Han, Y., He, X., & Zhang, Y. (2018). Electrophysiological correlates of the effect of task difficulty on inhibition of return. Front. Psychol. 9:2403. Zhang, G.L†, Li, A. S.†, Miao, C. G., He, X., Zhang, M., & Zhang, Y. (2018). A consumer-grade LCD monitor for precise visual stimulation. Behavior research methods, 50(4):1496–1502. Li, A. S.†, Zhang, G. L.†, Miao, C. G., Wang, S., Zhang, M., & Zhang, Y. (2017). The time course of inhibition of return: Evidence from Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials. Front. Psychol. 8:1562.