LIN Zhicheng


LIN Zhicheng

Assistant Professor

Education Background:
BS in Psychology, Peking University
Visiting Scholar, University College London
Summer School in Vision Science, York University
PhD in Psychology, University of Minnesota
Summer School in Cognitive Neuroscience, UCSB
Office Address

Career Development Club: students are welcome to drop by my office (TB 554) every Monday 5 to 6 PM for counseling on career development issues (career planning, career choices, academic writing, applying for PhD, etc.)

Teaching Area

Unpaid RA positions are available for motivated and hard-working students


A postdoc position is available with competitive salary (180K after tax + 120K pre-tax + 龙岗区驻区高等院校特聘岗位竞争申请E档6万元/年资助 + Social insurance and housing fund, per year); access to MRI and MEG is available with arrangements


Cognition & consciousness; clinical & health applications; science & public policy; research methods; metascience


PREPRINTS (as first or corresponding author)

  1.    Lin, Z., Ma, Q., & Zhang, Y. (2021, September 5). A systematic neglect to disclose critical visual properties in clinical, developmental, and social psychology.

  2.    Lin, Z., Ma, Q., & Zhang, Y. (2021, September 15). Developing a low-cost method to measure and calibrate luminance and color: validation and tutorial.

  3.    Lin, Z., & Wu, Y. (2021, October 2). Self-construal priming does not shift self-descriptions, value endorsement, or social obligation judgment: A preregistered replication and extension of Gardner, Gabriel, & Lee (1999).

  4.    Lin, Z., & Li, N. (2021, October 30). Contextualizing gender disparity in editorship in psychology.

PUBLICATIONS (as first or corresponding author)

   1.   Lin. Z.*, Li, N. (in press). Global diversity of authors, editors, and journal ownership across subdisciplines of psychology: current state and policy implications. Perspectives on Psychological Science

First paper with all authors from Greater China

   2.   Lin, Z.#, Yang, Z.#, Feng, C., Zhang, Y.* (2022). PsyBuilder: an open-source, cross-platform graphical experiment builder for Psychtoolbox with built-in performance optimization. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 5(1), 1–20                                   

First first-author paper from Greater China

   3.   Zhang, F.#, Lin, Z.#, Zhang, Y.*, Zhang, M.* (2021). Behavioral evidence for attention selection as entrained synchronization without awareness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 150(9), 1710–1721           

   4.   He, J., Zhao, Y., Zhang, H, Lin, Z.* (2021) Orthorexia nervosa is associated with positive body image and life satisfaction in Chinese elderly: evidence for a positive psychology perspective. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 54(2), 212–221         

   5.   He, J., Zickgraf, H., Ellis, J., Lin, Z.*, Fan, X. (2021). Chinese version of the Nine-Item ARFID Screen: Psychometric properties and cross-cultural measurement invariance. Assessment, 28(2), 537–550

   6.   Lin, Z.#, Miao, C.#, Zhang, Y.* (2020). Human electrophysiology reveals delayed but enhanced selection in inhibition of return. Cognition, 205, 104462

   7.   He, J., Sun, S.*, Lin, Z.*, Fan, X. (2020). The association between body appreciation and body mass index among males and females: A meta-analysis. Body Image, 34, 10–26

   8.   He, J., Sun, S.*, Zickgraf, H, Lin, Z.*, Fan, X. (2020). Meta-analysis of gender differences in body appreciation. Body Image, 33, 90–100                                                                         

   9.   Lin, Z.*, Dosher, B. A., Lu, Z-L. (2017). Mixture of easy trials enables transient and sustained perceptual improvements through priming and perceptual learning. Scientific Reports, 7(7421). Doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06989-0.

 10.  Lin, Z.*, Lu, Z-L. (2016). Automaticity of phasic alertness: evidence for a three-component model of visual cueing. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(7), 1949–1967.          

 11.  Lin, Z.*, Lu, Z-L, He, S. (2016). Decomposing experience-driven attention: opposite attentional effects of previously predictive cues. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78(7), 2185–2198.

 12.  Lin, Z.*, Murray, S. O. (2015). More power to the unconscious: Conscious, but not unconscious, exogenous attention requires location variation. Psychological Science, 26(2), 221–230.

 13.  Lin, Z.*, Murray, S. O. (2015). Automaticity of unconscious response inhibition: Comment on Chiu and Aron (2014). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144(1), 244–254.

 14.  Lin, Z.* (2014). Voluntary spatial attention induces spatial facilitation and object-centered suppression. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40(3), 968–982.

 15.  Lin, Z.*, Murray, S. O. (2014). Priming of awareness or how not to measure visual awareness. Journal of Vision, 14(1), 1–17.

 16.  Lin, Z.*, Murray, S. O. (2014). Unconscious processing of an abstract concept. Psychological Science, 25(1), 296–298.                                                                                         

 17.  Lin, Z.*, Murray, S. O. (2013). Visible propagation from invisible exogenous cueing. Journal of Vision, 13(11), 1–15.

 18.  Lin, Z.* (2013). Object-centered representations support flexible exogenous visual attention across translation and reflection. Cognition, 129(2), 221–231.

 19.  Lin, Z.*, He, S. (2012). Emergent filling-in induced by motion integration reveals a high level mechanism in filling-in. Psychological Science, 23(12), 1534–1541.

 20.  Lin, Z.*, He, S. (2012). Automatic frame-centered object representation and integration revealed by iconic memory, visual priming, and backward masking. Journal of Vision, 12(11), 1–18.

 21.  Lin, Z.*, He, S. (2009). Seeing the invisible: the scope and limits of unconscious processing in binocular rivalry. Progress in Neurobiology, 87(4), 195–211.

 22.  Lin, Z., Han, S.* (2009). Self-construal priming modulates the scope of visual attention. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(4), 802–813.

 23.  Lin, Z., Lin, Y., Han, S.* (2008). Self-construal priming modulates visual activity underlying global/local perception. Biological Psychology, 77(1), 93–97.

 24.  林志成* (2007). 联合注意: 早期发展的里程碑. 心理科学, 30(5), 1155–1157.

 25.  林志成* (2006). 信念归因的机制: fMRI 能告诉我们什么? 心理发展与教育, 22(4), 124–128.

 26.  林志成* (2005­­). 眼睛注视: 独特的还是不独特的? 心理科学进展, 13(4), 398–405.

PUBLICATIONS (as non-first/corresponding author)

   1.   He, J., Sun, S.*, Lin, Z., Fan, X. (2020). Body dissatisfaction and sexual orientation: A quantitative synthesis of 30 years research findings. Clinical Psychology Review101896.

   2.   Lu, Z-L.*, Lin, Z, Dosher, B. A. (2016). Translating perceptual learning from the laboratory to applications. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20(8), 561–563.

   3.   Lavie, N.*, Lin, Z., Zokaei, N, Thoma, V. (2009). The role of perceptual load in object recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance35(5), 1346–1358.


   1.   Lin, Z.* (2016). Consciousness for perception and for action: a perspective from unconscious binding [Commentary]Behavioral and Brain Sciences39. Doi:10.1017/S0140525X15002150.

   2.   Lin, Z.* (2009). The brain as a mediator of the mind and the world [Book Review]Cortex45(7), 904–905.

   3.   Lin, Z.* (2008). Unconscious inference and conscious representation: why primary visual cortex (V1) is directly involved in visual awareness [Commentary]Behavioral and Brain Sciences31(2), 209–210.

   4.   Lin, Z.* (2007). fMRI adaptation: stimulus specific or processing load specific? [Journal Club] Journal of Neuroscience27(43), 11453–11454.


JournalsActa Psychologica; Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics; Cerebral Cortex; Cognition; Consciousness and Cognition; Frontiers in Psychology (for multiple sections); Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology; Journal of Vision (awarded an “exceptional reviewer” for three times); Learning & Behavior; Memory & Cognition; PLOS ONE; Psychological Science; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Visual Cognition

Grant agencyIsrael Science Foundation; National Science Foundation of China