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Yuhong V Jiang

Yuhong Jiang

Yuhong V Jiang

Dept of Psychology 252 Elliott Hall 75 E River Rd

Department Affiliations


Jiang conducts research on visual cognition using behavioral testing and functional brain imaging. She is interested in brain mechanisms that allow humans to perceive, attend, learn, and remember visual input, and how such processing guides visual and cognitive decision making.


  • Psychology, human attention and memory, brain imaging

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Psychology, Yale University, 2000.


  • Contextual Cueing: Implicit Learning and Memory of Visual Context Guides Spatial Attention.: Jiang, Yuhong, Chun, M.M., Cognitive Psychology, 36 28-71, 1998.
  • Organization of Visual-Short Term Memory.: Jiang, Yuhong, Olson, I. R., & Chun, M.M. , Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 26 683-702, 2000.
  • Jiang, Y.V., & Swallow, K.M. (in press, 2013). Spatial reference frame of incidentally learned attention. Cognition.
  • Koldewyn, K., Weigelt, S., Kanwisher, N., & Jiang, Y.V. (in press, 2013). Multiple object tracking in autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance: 2005 - present
  • Editorial Board, Psychological Science: 2005 - 2008


  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 2005
  • Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, 2004
  • American Psychological Association, Division 3, Young Investigator Award, 2002
  • Helen Hay Whitney Research Fellowship, 2001 - 2003
  • McKnight Presidential Fellow, 2008 - 2011

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • Brain & Cognitive Processes
  • Applying fMRI to Cognitive Research
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