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Lixiang Chen

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Neural Dynamics of Visual Cognition Group

PhD Candidate

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin

I joined the lab in October 2019 as a PhD student, funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). During my PhD, I focus on scene and object processing in the human brain using EEG, fMRI, and deep neural networks. In my first project, I investigate how scene-object congruency affects object representations. Previous studies have shown that semantic congruency between objects and scenes improves the speed and accuracy of object perception, and that semantically congruent and incongruent object-scene combinations evoke different N300 and N400 components in EEG recordings. I use univariate and multivariate EEG analyses to investigate whether differences in the N300/N400 waveforms are related to differences in the representation of objects.


Before joining the lab, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience in China. During my master’s, I used multi-modal MRI techniques to study brain abnormalities in affective disorders and training-induced brain plasticity in athletes.


In my free time, I like watching videos, sleeping, eating, and some outdoor activities.


For more information, you can find my CV here.