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PhD in General and Experimental Psychology, LMU München

M.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

B.E. in Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University
Minor in Psychology, Central China Normal University

2018-2019, Postdoctoral scholar at Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, University of Iowa

  • 2006, Merit Student, Wuhan University
    Given for excellence in moral and academic performance.
  • 2006, First Prize, Department of Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University
    Given for highest GPA in the academic year
  • 2005, Merit Student, Wuhan University
    Given for excellence in moral and academic performance.
  • 2005, First Prize, Department of Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University
    Given for highest GPA in the academic year
  • 2005, Blue Moon professional scholarship, Department of Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University
    Given for honorable encouragement of outstanding academic performance
  • 2005, First Prize, the 4th Information Contest of Mental Health, Wuhan University
  • 2005, First Prize (twice), the 2005 Summer Community Practice, Wuhan University
  • Decision making
  • Cognitive control
  • Working memory
  • Model-based neuroscience
  • Computational psychiatry
  • Combined EEG-TMS
  • Individual differences
  • 2013-2015, “Visuelle Gedächtnisrepräsentationen hierarchischer Objekte [Visual memory representations of hierarchical objects]”

Co-Investigator: (PIs: PD. Dr. Markus Conci, Prof. Dr. Hermann J. Müller)

Sponsored: LMUexcellent, Junior Researcher Fund

  • 2012-2016 “Hierarchische Strukturierung kontextbasierter Aufmerksamkeitslenkung in der visuellen
    Suche [Hierarchical structure and context-based attention in visual search]”

Co-Investigator: (PIs: PD. Dr. Markus Conci, Prof. Dr. Hermann J. Müller)

Sponsored: German Research Foundation, DFG, CO 1002/1-1

Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance; Psychophysiology; Journal of Vision; Frontiers in Psychology; and Acta Psychological Sinica

  • Nie, Q.-Y., Moore, C.M., Ding, X., & Conci, M. (2020). Hierarchical attentional selection under global and local conflict. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, in press
  • Pang, J., Tang, X., Nie, Q.-Y., Conci, M., Sun, P., Wang, H., Wang, J., Li, C., Luo, J., & Luo, J. (2019). Beta-gamma oscillations differentiate rule reinforcement from perceptual manipulation during goal-directed chunking. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13:744.
  • Chen, S., Nie, Q.-Y., Müller, H. J., & Conci, M. (2019). Kanizsa-figure object completion attenuates the attentional blink. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(7), 1741-1755.
  • Nie, Q.-Y., Ding, X., Chen, J., & Conci, M. (2018). Social attention directs working memory maintenance. Cognition, 171, 85-94.
  • Sun, Y., Stein, T., Liu, W., Ding, X., & Nie, Q.-Y. (2017). Biphasic attentional orienting triggered by invisible social signals. Cognition, 168, 129-139.
  • Nie, Q.-Y., Müller, H. J., & Conci, M. (2017). Hierarchical organization in visual working memory: From global ensemble to individual object structure. Cognition, 159, 85-96.
  • Nie, Q.-Y., Maurer, M., Müller, H. J., & Conci, M. (2016). Inhibition drives configural superiority of illusory Gestalt: Combined behavioral and drift-diffusion model evidence. Cognition, 150, 150-162.
  • Tang, X.*, Pang, J.*, Nie, Q.-Y., Conci, M., Luo, J., & Luo, J. (2016). Probing the cognitive mechanism of mental representational change during chunk decomposition: A parametric fMRI study. Cerebral Cortex, 26(7), 2991-2999.
  • Nie, Q.-Y., & Luo, J. (2012). “Aha!” and “haha!”: The common and distinct cognitive brain processes underlying insight and humor. Advances in Psychological Science, 20(2): 219-227. (in Chinese)