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Keynote Speakers and Forum Presenters


​ Ministry of Science and Technology Outstanding Research Award 

Teacher Xie Shulan

Professor Xie's research expertise covers attention, cognitive control, aging, sleep, emotion, cognitive electrophysiology, and mental brain imaging. Professor Xie has won the Outstanding Research Award of the National Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Science and Technology and the 2018 Future Science and Technology Award. He has presided over a number of projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology. He is one of the few scholars of the Department of Humanities who has been awarded a grant to implement the "Brain Technology Development and International Leap Project" to discuss psychological resilience. Mechanisms.


The "Addiction" of Research: My Way of Learning and Thinking

10/17 (Sun)

Sharing with the audience his own way of thinking in cognitive neuroscience research with his own academic development, including the transfer of research assignments, the turning point of research objects, and the refinement of research methods. I hope to be able to inspire new ideas and new dialectics of young talents.


​ Ministry of Science and Technology Outstanding Research Award 

Teacher Chen Jianzhong

Professor Chen Jianzhong's research scope covers: neural mechanisms and mathematical models of spatial vision and color vision, functional brain imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and vision-evoked brain potentials. From 2011 to 2014, he was a distinguished professor of National Taiwan University and an outstanding teaching and research staff of National Taiwan University. He has won the Outstanding Research Award of the National Science Council and the Research Book Award of the Academia Sinica.


Divisive inhibition as a solution to the correspondence problem in perceptual organization

10/17  (Sunday)

To perceive an object in a scene, the visual system needs to integrate local image elements together for a coherent percept. However, in any sufficiently complex scene, there are multiple possible ways to organize local elements. Hence, it is a challenge for the visual system to find the right correspondence among local elements. For instance, to perceive symmetry, the visual system needs to find correspondence between image elements across a symmetry axis. However, if the location and orientation of the The symmetry axis are unknown, the midpoint between any pairs of image elements is a candidate for a symmetry axis. We measured symmetry detection under various contexts and different amount of axis-orientation uncertainty. Our result was best described by a multiple channel model in which each channel tunes to a specific axis orientation. The response of each channel is the number of corresponding elements consistent with the tuned symmetry axis divi ded by an inhibition signal from other channels. Similar results and computation principles are also found in contour integration, Glass pattern perception and Ebbinghaus size illusion. Thus, divisive inhibition, which was originally proposed to explain phenomena in the contrast domain, is ubiquitous in perceptual grouping . It serves to suppress unwanted groupings and to ensure the emergence of the right ones.


​ Wu Dayou Outstanding Research Award 

Teacher Zhang Yunxuan

  Yunxuan Zhang received her clinical doctorate from the School of Health Care, National Cheng Kung University School of Medicine, and worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University, and then worked in the Department of Psychology, Asia University; now works at National Chung Hsing University . Research expertise is in the relationship between neuropsychological functioning and comorbidities in mood disorders.  


 Comorbidities of mood disorders 

10/17 (Sun)

Mood disorders include depression and bipolar disorder. What are the similarities and differences between the two? What's notable about the two on the issue of comorbidity?

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