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Jianhong (May) Shen

Graduate Student
Research Area: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

I am currently most interested in modeling perceptual expertise.

I am a Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience PhD. student at Vanderbilt University. I joined Prof. Thomas Palmeri's research team in 2012. Before I came to Vanderbilt, I stayed in Prof. Fang Fang's lab as a research assistant for two years at Peking University in China.

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Representative Publications

Shen, J., & Palmeri, T.J. (in press). Modeling individual differences in visual categorization. Visual Cognition. doi:10.1080/13506285.2016.1236053

Shen, J., & Palmeri, T. J. (2015). The perception of a face can be greater than the sum of its parts. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 22, 710-716. doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0726-y

Shen, J., Mack, M. L., & Palmeri, T. J., (2014). Studying real-world perceptual expertise. Frontiers in Psychology. 5(857), 1-6. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00857

Yang, H., Shen, J., Chen, J., & Fang, F. (2011). Face adaptation improves gender discrimination. Vision Research, 51(1), 105-110. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2010.10.006


Lisa M. Quesenberry Foundation Scholarship (2016)

IU Young Scientist Award for the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (2016)

The  William  F.  Hodges  Teaching  Assistant  Award (2014 - 2015)

Travel  Award  from Vanderbilt  Graduate  School  for  2013  Asia  Pacific  Conference on Vision (2013)

Pivot of Excellent Student of Peking University (2009-2010)

Scholarship for Excellent Freshman by Peking University (2008)