ZHANG Xuemin




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Personal resume


1995-2002, Assistant Lecture and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

2002-2012, Associate Professor, School of Psychology and National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning


Professor, Faculty of Psychology and National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning,Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China


Tel: 86-10-58807499

Director of Institutional Review Board (IRB), Faculty of Psychology, Beijing Normal University

2001-to Current, Vice Director of Beijing Key Lab of Applied Experimental Psychology


Ph.D. 1999-2002: School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University

M.S.1992-1995: School of Psychology, Beijing Normal University

B.A. 1988-1992: Environmental Biology, North East Normal University


Review manuscript for Journals: PsychonomicBulletin & Review, Visual Cognition,Frontiers in Psychology, Current Psychology, Acta Psychologica Sinica, Advances in Psychological Science, Space Medicine & Medical Engineering,IEEE and Computer Societyet al.

Scientific research


1.  National Nature Science Foundation of China (61632014, key project), Study of neural computational model of attention processing, 2017-2021.

2.  National Science Foundation of China(31271083, general project), The cognitive and neural mechanism of attention resource distribution in multiple objects tracking, 2013-2016.

3.  Funding from Ministry of Education of China, Project for the humanities and social sciences (10YJAXLX025), The impact of violent video games on adolescents' aggression,2011-2014.

4.  National Education Science "11th Five-Year" planning project (DBA080165, Key project), A comparative study of teaching methods and characteristics between Chinese and American primary and secondary school teachers, 2008-2011.

5. Usabilityand readability evaluation of Chinese character library, 2011-2013.

6.  National Nature Science Foundation of China (key project), The study of natural, efficient and fluent cross-model human computer interface, 2000-2004.


1.  Xiaowei Li, Rong La, Ying Wang, Bin Hu, Xuemin Zhang(2020),A Deep Learning Approach for Mild Depression Recognition Based on Functional Connectivity Using Electroencephalography,Frontiers in Neuroscience, 01 April 2020,https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2020.00192.

2.  Wei Liuqing, Zhang Xuemin. (2019). Neural mechanism of multi-objective tracking. Advances in Psychological Science, 27(12), 2007-2018

3.  Liuqing Wei, Xuemin Zhang*, Zhen Li, Bin Hu, Xiaowei Li(2019), The global properties of objects play the main role in facilitating Multiple Object Tracking performance, Frontiers in Psychology, section Cognition, online published: 26 April 2019, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00924.  

4.  LingxiaFan, MengdanSun, MengsiXu, ZhiaiLi, LiutingDiao, XueminZhang*(2019). Multiple representations in visual working memory simultaneously guide attention: The type of memory-matching representation matters.Acta Psychologica,192, 126-137.

5.  Mengdan Sun, Luming Hu, Lingxia Fan, Xuemin Zhang*(2019). Tracking within-category colors is easier: color categories modulate location processing in dynamic visual task. Memory & Cognition. 05 July 2019(Online). https://doi.org/10.3758/s13421-019-00959-9.

6.  Shuting Sun ; Xiaowei Li ; Jing Zhu ; Ying Wang ; Rong La ; Xuemin Zhang ; Liuqing Wei ; Bin Hu(2019), "Graph Theory Analysis of Functional Connectivity in Major Depression Disorder with High-Density Resting State EEG data," in IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. 27(3) , 429 - 439.

7.  Xin Lu, Jingyao Liu, Xuemin Zhang*(2019), The effects of field dependent-independent cognitive style and abrupt rotation of the reference frame on multiple object tracking, Acta Psychologica Sinica, 51(1), 24−35.

8.  Chundi Wang, Luming Hu, Siyuan Hu, Yangwen Xu, Xuemin Zhang* (2018). Brain Areas Specific for Feature-based and Symmetry-based Groupings in Multiple Object Tracking, Cortex.108, 265-275.

9.  Chundi Wang, Luming Hu, Thomas Talhelm,and Xuemin Zhang*(2018).The effects of color complexityand similarity on multipletracking performance. Quarterly Journal of ExperimentalPsychology,Accepted and online. DOI: 10.1177/1747021818817388.

10.   Liuqing Wei, Xuemin Zhang*, Zhen Li, Jingyao Liu(2018), The semantic category-based grouping in Multiple Identity Tracking task, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics,80(1),118–133.

11.   Mengdan Sun, Xuemin Zhang*, Lingxia Fan, & Luming Hu(2018), Hue distinctiveness overrides category in determining performance in MOT, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics,80(2),374–386.

12.   Thomas Talhelm*, Xuemin Zhang*, Shigehiro Oishi(2018), Moving Chairs in Starbucks: Observational Studies Find Rice-Wheat Cultural Differences in Daily Life in China, Science Advance,4(4), eaap8469.

13.   Thomas Talhelm, Shigehiro Oishi, Xuemin Zhang(2018), Who smiles while alone? Rates of smiling lower in China than US, Emotion,http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/emo0000459.(online).

14.   Lingxia Fan, Huan Yu, Xuemin Zhang* (2018), Qing Feng, Mengdan Sun, Mengsi Xu, Different types of conflict tasks divergently affected the attentional processing of gaze and arrows, iPerception , 9(3), 1–19..

15.   Xiaowei Li,Jianxiu Li,Bin Hu*,Jing Zhua,Xuemin Zhang*,Liuqing Wei,Ning Zhong,Mi Li,Zhiji Ding, Jing,YangLan Zhang(2018). Attentional bias in MDD: ERP components analysis and classification using a dot-probe task. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 164, 169-179.

16.   Luming Hu, Chuang Lvu, Xuemin Zhang*, Liuqing Wei(2018), The effect of identity switch in Multiple Identity Tracking, ActaPsychologicaSinica, 50 (1): 9-27.

17.   Luming Hu, Jing Su, Liuqing Wei, Xuemin Zhang*(2018), The grouping effect of common fate in multiple object tracking, Acta Psychologica Sinica, 2018, 50(11), 1235-1248.

18.   Jing Su, Dongyuan Duan, Xuemin Zhang*, Huanyu Lei, Chundi Wang, Heng Guo, Xiaoqian Yan(2017),The effect of negative emotion on multiple object tracking task: An ERP study, Neuroscience Letters, 641, 15-20.

19.   Craig A. Anderson, Kanae Suzuki, Edward L. Swing, Christopher L. Groves,  Douglas A. Gentile, Sara Prot, Chun Pan Lam, Akira Sakamoto, Yukiko Horiuchi, Barbara Krahé, Margareta Jelic, Wei Liuqing, Roxana Toma, Wayne A. Warburton, Xue-Min Zhang, Sachi Tajima, Feng Qing, Poesis Petrescu(2017), Media Violence and Other Aggression Risk Factors in Seven Nations, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43(7):986-998..

20.   Liuqing Wei, Xuemin Zhang*, Chuang Lyu, Siyuan Hu, ZhenLi(2017), Brain Activation of Semantic Category-based Grouping in Multiple Identity Tracking Task, PLoS ONE, 12(5):e0177709.

21.   Guiyin Wang, Xuemin Zhang(2017), A Study on Influence Factors of Chinese Text Entry Performance on Smart Phones, Chinese Journal of Ergonomics,23(3) 5-11.

22.   Wang C, Xuemin Zhang *, Li Y and Lyu C (2016) Additivity of Feature-Based and Symmetry-Based Grouping Effects in Multiple Object Tracking. Frontiers in Psychology. 7:657.

23.   Wei L, Xuemin Zhang *, LyuC and Li Z (2016) The Categorical Distinction Between Targets and Distractors Facilitates Tracking in Multiple Identity Tracking Task. Frontiers in Psychology. 7:589.

24.   Huanyu Lei, Chuang Lyu, Xuemin Zhang*(2016), Influence of Speed and Amount of Distractors on Eye-Hand Coordination in a Flying task, Space Medicine & Medical Engineering, 29(5), 372-375.

25.   Jing Su, Dongyuan Duan, Xuemin Zhang*(2016), The Effect of Negative Emotion Stimulus on College Students’ Performance of Multiple Object Tracking, Psychological Development and Education, 32(5), 521-531.

26.   Huanyu Lei, Liuqing Wei, Chuang Lyu, Xuyemin Zhang*, Xiaoqian Yan(2016), Expression-based grouping in multiple identity tracking, Acta Psychologica Sinica, 48(2), 141-152.

27.   Lyu, C., Hu, S., Wei, L., Xuemin Zhang *, & Talhelm, T. (2015). Brain Activation of Identity Switching in Multiple Identity Tracking Task. PLoS ONE, 10(12),1-18. e0145489..

28.   Talhelm, T., Haidt, J., Oishi, S., Xuemin Zhang, M., Miao, F. F., & Chen, S.(2015). Liberals Think More Analytically (More “WEIRD”) than Conservatives, PersonalityandSocialPsychologyBulletin, 41(2), 250-267.

29.   Tian Bai, Chuang Lyu, Liuqing Wei, Yibin Zhou, Xuemin Zhang*(2015), The Facilitating Effect of Target-Nontarget Categorical Difference in Identity on Multiple Identity Tracking, Acta Psychologica Sinica, 47(2), 203-211.

30.   Qing Feng, Xuemin Zhang*(2014 ), Eye gaze triggers reflexive attention shifts: evidence from lateralised ERPs, Brain Research, 1589,37-44.

31.   TalhelmT., Xuemin. Zhang, S. Oishi, C. Shimin, D. Duan, X. Lan, S. Kitayama,  Large-Scale Psychological Differences Within China Explained by Rice Versus Wheat Agriculture,Science,2014,344, 603-608.

32.   Sara Prot, Douglas A. Gentile,  Craig A. Anderson,  Kanae Suzuki,  Edward Swing,  Kam Ming Lim,  Yukiko Horiuchi,  Margareta Jelic,  Barbara Krahé,  Wei Liuqing,  Albert K. Liau,  Angeline Khoo,  Poesis Diana Petrescu,  Akira Sakamoto,  Sachi Tajima,  Roxana Andreea Toma,  Wayne Warburton,  Xuemin Zhang,  Ben Chun Pan Lam(2014), Long-Term Relations Between Prosocial Media Use, Empathy And Prosocial Behavior, Psychological Science, 25(2), 358-368.

33.   Liuqing Wei, Xuemin Zhang*, Yongna Li, Yu Ma (2014), The Effects of Visual and Auditory Dual-task on Multiple Object Tracking Performance: Interference or Promotion?, Acta Psychologica Sinica, 46(6), 727−739.

34.   Liuqing Wei, Xuemin Zhang*(2014), The Category-based Grouping Effect in Multiple Identity Tracking, Advances in Psychological Science, 22(9), 1383–1392.

35.   Lina Zhang, Xuemin Zhang*, Xiaoyu Chen(2014), The Legibility Rsearch of Chinese Font and Font Structure, Chinese Journal of Ergonomics,20(3), 32-36.

36.   Yan XiaoQian; Liu Bing1; Xuemin Zhang; Wei Liuqing; Zhao Xia(2012), Mechanism of Distractor Processing in Dynamic Inattentional Blindness:Is there Distractor Inhibition? Acta Psychologica Sinica,44(5), 595-604.

37.   Xiaoqian Yan, Xuemin Zhang*, Yuejia Luo, Cheng Tan, Xiaoping Chen, Yanqiang Bai, Shanguang Chen(2013), Effects of 45 d - 6° Head-down Bed Rest on Inhibition of Return in Visual Attention, Space Medicine & Medical Engineering, 26(2), 87-91.

38.   Zhang Yingli, Xuemin Zhang*, Ma Yu(2012) . A Review and Prospect on Joint Attention Intervention of Autistic Children, Journal of Chinese Special Education,  142(4): 69-74.

39.   XueminZhang, Liu Chang, Zhang Lina et al(2012), An investigation of media habits and inclination for aggression of adolescents, Contemporary Youth Study, 320 (11), 21-27.

40.   Qing Feng, Yaqin Zheng, Xuemin Zhang*, Yan Song, Yue-jia Luo, Yingdi Li and Thomas Talhelm(2011), Gender differences in visual reflexive attention shifting: Evidence from an ERP study, Brain Research,1401,59-65.

41.   Yingdi Li, Xuemin Zhang*, Yan Song, Qing Feng(2010), Components and sequential changes in event-related potential induced by gaze orientation processing under a reflective attention cue paradigm, Neural Regen Res.5(19):1475-1479.

42.   Xuemin Zhang *, Chang Liu,& Langlang Wang et al(2010). Effects of Violent and Non-violent Computer Video Games on Explicit and Implicit Aggression, Journal of Software, 5(9), 1014-1021.

43.   Xuemin Zhang *, Yang Bin , & Li Yongna(2010), Effect of 3D/VR Action Video Games on Players' Cognition, Problem Solving and Its Implications in Simulation Training, Lecture Note in Computer Science(ICHL2010), 6248, 439-452. 

44.   Jiliang Shen, Chongde Lin, Xuemin Zhang *, Xia Zhao, & Niu Qingyun (2010), Knowledge Structure of Elementary School Teacher Training Based on Educational Technology: Focus on Classroom Teaching, Lecture Note in Computer Science(ICHL2010), 6248, 137-148.  

45.   Song Yan, Sun Li, Wang You, Zhang Xuemin, Kang Jing, Ma Xiaoli, Yang Bin, Guan Yijie, Ding Yulong(2010).The effect of short-term training on cardinal and oblique orientation discrimination: An ERP study, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 75,241-248.

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