Publications

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Journal Articles

  1. Azer, L., Xie, W., Park, HB., & Zhang, W. (submitted). Detrimental Effects of Effortful Physical Exertion on Cognitive Control in Younger and Older Adults 
  2. Xie, W., Lu Sing, L., Ana Martinez-Flores, A., & Zhang, W. (under review). Induced Negative Arousal Speeds Up Visual Working Memory Consolidation.
  3. Hou, L., Long, F., Meng, Y., Cheng, X., Zhang, W., & Zhou, R. (2021). The relationship between quarantine length and negative affect during the COVID-19 epidemic among the general population in China: The roles of negative cognition and protective factors. Frontiers in Psychology, 12. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.575684
  4. Cheng, X., Lin, C., Lou, C., Zhang, W., Han, Y., Ding, X., & Fan, Z. (2021). Small numerosity advantage for sequential enumeration on RSVP stimuli: an object individuation-based account. Psychological Research, 85(2), 734-763.
  5. Park, HB., Ahn, S. & Zhang, W. (2021). Visual search under physical effort is faster but more vulnerable to distractor interference. Cognitive Research, 6(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41235-021-00283-4
  6. Sweeny K, Rankin K, Cheng X, Hou L, Long F, Meng Y, et al. (2020) Flow in the time of COVID-19: Findings from China. PLoS ONE 15(11): e0242043.
  7. Xie, W., Campbell, S., & Zhang, W. (2020). Working memory capacity predicts individual differences in social-distancing compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(30), 17667–17674.
  8. Xie, W., Park, H.-B., Zaghloul, K. A., & Zhang, W. (2020). Correlated Individual Differences in the Estimated Precision of Working Memory and Long-Term Memory: Commentary on the Study by Biderman, Luria, Teodorescu, Hajaj, and Goshen-Gottstein (2019). Psychological Science : a Journal of the American Psychological Society / APS, 31(3), 345–348. http://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620903718
  9. Azer, L. & Zhang, W. (2019). Composite Face Effect Predicts Configural Encoding in Visual Short-Term Memory. [special issue: Understanding the Operation of Visual Working Memory in Rich Complex Visual Context]. Front. Psychol. 10:2753. d10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02753
  10. Xie, W., Berry, A., Lustig,C., Deldin, P., Zhang, W. (2019). Poor Sleep Quality and Compromised Visual Working Memory Capacity. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 25, 583–594.
  11. Xie, W., Cappiello, M., Meng, M., Rosenthal, R., & Zhang, W. (2018). ADRA2B deletion variant and enhanced cognitive processing of emotional information: A meta-analytical review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 92, 402–416.
  12. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2018). Mood-Dependent Retrieval in Visual Long-term Memory: Dissociable Effects on Retrieval Probability and Mnemonic Precision. Cognition & Emotion. 32(4), 674-690.
  13. Xie,W., Cappiello, M., Park, H., Deldin, P., Chan, R., Zhang, W. (2018). Schizotypy is Associated with Reduced Mnemonic Precision in Visual Working Memory. Schizophrenia Research, 193, 91–97.
  14. Xie, W & Zhang, W. (2018). Familiarity Speeds Up Visual Short-term Memory Consolidation: Electrophysiological Evidence from Contralateral Delay Activities. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30(1), 1–13
  15. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2017). Dissociations of the Number and Precision of Visual Short-term Memory Representations in Change Detection. Memory & Cognition, 45(8), 1423–1437.
  16. Xie, W & Zhang, W. (2017). Discrete Item-based and Continuous Configural Representations In Visual Short-term Memory. Visual Cognition, 25(1-3), 21–33. [The Visual Mind – A Special Issue of Visual Cognition in the Honor of Glyn H. Humphreys
  17. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2017). Negative Emotion Enhances Mnemonic Precision and Subjective Feelings of Remembering in Visual Long-term Memory. Cognition. 166,73-83.
  18. Park, H., Zhang, W., & Hyun, J. (2017). The Aftermath of Memory Retrieval on Recycling Visual Working Memory RepresentationsAtten Percept Psychophys. 79(5), 1393–1407.
  19. Park, H., Zhang, W., & Hyun, J. (2017). Dissociating Models of Visual Working Memory by Reaction-Time Distribution Analysis. Acta Psychologica. 173, 21-31
  20. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2017). Familiarity Increases the Number of Retained Pokémon in Visual Short-term Memory. Memory & Cognition. 45(4), 677-689
  21. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2017). Familiarity Speeds Up Visual Short-term Memory Consolidation. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Human Perception and Performance. 43(6), 1207-1221.
  22. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2016). The “El Greco Fallacy” and Pupillometry: Pupillary Evidence for Top-down Effects on Perception. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [Commentary]
  23. Cappiello, M., Xie, W., David, A., Bikson, M., & Zhang, W. (2016).Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Modulates Pattern Separation. NeuroReport, 27(11), 826-832
  24. Cappiello, M. & Zhang, W.(2016). A Dual-Trace Model for Iconic Memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Human Perception and Performance. 42(11), 1903-1922
  25. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2016). Negative emotion boosts quality of visual working memory representation. Emotion, 16(5), 760-774
  26. Lu, Z., Guo, B., Boguslavsky, A., Cappiello, M., Zhang, W., & Meng, M. (2015). Distinct effects of contrast and color on subjective rating of fearfulness. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1521–1521.
  27. He, X., Zhang, W., Li, C., & Guo, C. (2015). Precision requirements do not affect the allocation of visual working memory capacity. Brain Research, 1602(C), 136–143. 
  28. Xie, W., & Zhang, W. (2015). The influence of emotion on face processing. Cognition & Emotion, 30(2), 245–257.
  29. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2015). Opposite effects of capacity load and resolution load on distractor processing. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Human Perception and Performance, 41(1), 22–27. 
  30. Xie, W., & Zhang, W. (2014). Contributions of cognitive factors in conceptual metaphors. Metaphor and Symbol, 29(3), 171-184.
  31. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2011). The Number and Quality of Representations in Working Memory. Psychological Science, 22(11), 1434 – 1441.
  32. Gold, J. M., Hahn, B., Zhang, W., Robinson, B. M., Kappenman, E. S., Beck, V. M., et al. (2010). Reduced capacity but spared precision and maintenance of working memory representations in schizophrenia. Archives of General Psychiatry. 67(6), 570-577.
  33. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2009). Sudden Death and Gradual Decay in Visual Working Memory. Psychological Science, 20(4), 423-428.
  34. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2009). Feature-Based Attention Modulates Feedforward Visual Processing. Nature Neuroscience, 12(1):24-25.
  35. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2008). Discrete Fixed-Resolution Representations in Visual Working Memory. Nature, 453(7192), 233-235.
  36. Treisman, A., & Zhang, W. (2006). Location and binding in visual working memory. Memory and Cognition, 34(8), 1704-1719.
  37. Hollingworth, A., Hyun, J. S., & Zhang, W. (2005). The role of visual short-term memory in empty cell localization. Percept Psychophys, 67(8), 1332-1343
  38. Shen, Z., Zhang, W. , & Chen, Y. (2002). The hole precedence in face but not figure discrimination and its neuronal correlates. Vision Res, 42(7), 873-882.
  39. Chen, Y., Zhang, W., & Shen, Z. (2002). Shape predominant effect in pattern recognition of geometric figures of rhesus monkey. Vision Res, 42(7), 865-871.
  40. Zhang, W., Chen, Y., & Shen, Z. (2001). Special Neural Substrate of Face Processing. ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA SINICA, 33(2), 182-188. (In Chinese)
  41. Chen, Y., Zhang, W., & Shen, Z. Representation of similarity: a theory on visual cognition. J Shanxi Med Univ, 2000, 31(s1): 97-100. (In Chinese)

Invited chapters

  1. Xie,W. & Zhang, W. (in press). Pre-existing long-term memory facilitates the formation of visual short-term memory.
  2. Zhang, W., Johnson, J. S., Woodman, G. F., & Luck, S. J. Features and conjunctions in visual working memory.(2012). Features and conjunctions in visual working memory. In J. Wolfe & L. Robertson (Eds.), From Perception to Consciousness:  Searching with Anne Treisman. (pp. 369-377). New York: Oxford University Press.

Other writing

  • Xie, W., Campbell, S., & Zhang, W. (2020). The struggle to comply with social distancing. TheScienceBreaker. https://doi.org/10.25250/thescbr.brk422

Conference presentations

  1. Yang, L. & Zhang, W. (2020). The Sensory Nature of Retrieved Visual Working Memory Representations. Paper virtually presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (June 2020).
  2. Azer, L. & Zhang, W. (2020). Increased Configural Face Encoding Under Effortful Physical Action. Paper virtually presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (June 2020).
  3. Park, H. & Zhang, W. (2020). Memory as Tinted Lens: Working Memory Contents Distort Perception. Paper virtually presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (June 2020).
  4. Ahn, S., Park, H., & Zhang, W. (2020). Concurrent Physical Effort Increases Attentional Capture by Salient-but-irrelevant Color Singleton. Paper virtually presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (June 2020).
  5. Park, H. & Zhang, W. (2019). Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Testing Representational Shift in Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2019).
  6. Azer, L., Xie, W., Park, H., & Zhang, W. (2019). Detrimental Effects of Effortful Physical Action on Cognitive Control in Younger and Older Adults . Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2019).
  7. Xie, W., Zhang, W., & Zaghloul, K. (2019). Visual working memory for stimulus feature saturation . Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2019).
  8. Zhang, W. & Xie, W., Sing, J.C., & Martinez-Flores, A. (2019). Adverse childhood experiences modulate the effect of emotional arousal on visual working memory consolidation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA (March 2019).
  9. Xie, W., Azer, L., Park, H., Cappiello, M., & Zhang, W. (2019). Transcranial direct current stimulation over bilateral anterior temporal lobes modulates hippocampal-occipital functional connectivity and visual working memory precision. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA (March 2019).
  10. Zhang, W. (2019). Metacognitive monitoring of memory contents and mnemonic precision for vivid memories. Northern California Consciousness Conference. Riverside, CA (March 2019).
  11. Park, H., Xie, W.,Cappiello, M., Hyun, J., & Zhang, W. (2018). A Temporal Limit in Visual Working Memory Encoding Using Bayesian Hierarchical Models. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Korean Psychological Association, Seoul, South Korea (August 2018).
  12. Zhang, W. & Xie, W. (2018). The Effects of Prior Stimulus Familiarity on Visual Working Memory Maintenance and Retrieval. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2018).
  13. Park, H. & Zhang, W. (2018). The Number of Representations within the Focus of Attention in Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2018).
  14. Azer, L. & Zhang, W. (2018). The Effects of Structural Regularity on Working Memory Representations. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2018).
  15. Xie, W.,Cappiello, Yassa, M., Ester, E., Gopikrishna, D., & Zhang, W. (2018) Decoding item-specific information in visual short-term memory from the hippocampal DG/CA3 subfield using high-resolution fMRI. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2018).
  16. Cappiello, M., Xie, W., & Zhang, W. (2018) The Mental Muscle: Effects of Concurrent Effortful Physical Action on Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2018).
  17. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2017). The Effects of Prior Familiarity on Working Memory Representations and Processes. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (November 2017).
  18. Park, H., Xie, W.,Cappiello, M., Hyun, J., & Zhang, W. (2017). A Test of Visual Short-term Memory Consolidation of Continuously Changing Stimuli. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Korean Psychological Association, Seoul, South Korea (August 2017).
  19. Park, H., Xie, W.,Cappiello, M., Hyun, J., & Zhang, W. (2017). Visual Short-term Memory for Dynamically Changing Stimuli. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2017).
  20. Xie, W.,Cappiello, M., Reagh, Z., Yassa, M., & Zhang, W. (2017). A Shared Mechanism for Mnemonic Precision in Visual Short-term Memory and Visual Long-term Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2017).
  21. Zhang, W.,  Xie, W.,  & Cappiello, M. (2017). Dissociable Effects of Depressed Mood, Schizotypal Personality Disorder, and Age on the Number and Quality of Visual Working Memory Representations. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2017).
  22. Cappiello, M. & Zhang, W. (2017). The Functional Limit in Visual Working Memory Storage: The Tale Is In The Tail. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2017).
  23. Cappiello, M., Xie, W., David, A., Bikson, M., & Zhang, W. (2016). Brain Stimulation Modulates Pattern Separation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2016).
  24. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2016). Effects of Familiarity on Visual Short-Term Memory for Pokémon. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2016).
  25. Cappiello, M. & Zhang, W. (2015). Enumeration and Reentrant Processes. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2015).
  26. Zhang, W. & Cappiello, M. (2015). Dual-trace Iconic Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2015).
  27. Xie, W. & Zhang, W. (2015). Emotional Context and Visual Long-Term Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2015).
  28. Xie, W., Cappiello, M., & Zhang, W. (2014). Effects of Emotion on Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of Visual Long-term Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA (November 2014).
  29. Cappiello, M., Xie, W., Rendon, K., Yim, D., & Zhang, W. (2014). Dissociable Neural Mechanisms for Capacity & Resolution in Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2014).
  30. Xie, W., Cappiello, M., & Zhang, W. (2014). Effects of Emotion on Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 2014).
  31. Zhang, W., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2012a) Capacity & Resolution of Multi-object Tracking. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL (May 2012).
  32. Yonelinas, A. P., Zhang, W., & Shapiro, K. (2012). Enhanced Familiarity with Sequential Presentations in Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL (May 2012).
  33. Luck, S. J. & Zhang, W. (2012). Opposite effects of capacity load and resolution load on distractor processing. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL (May 2012).
  34. Zhang, W., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2012b). The Influence of Medial Temporal Lobe Damage on Capacity and Precision in Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Chicago, IL (April 2012).
  35. Zhang, W., & Yonelinas, A. P. (2011). Recollection and Familiarity In Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, WA (November 2011).
  36. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2011a). Capacity & Resolution Trade Off in Iconic Memory but not in Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL (May 2011).
  37. Im, H. Y., Zhang, W., & Halberda, J. (2011). Capacity and resolution for approximate number in perception and memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL (May 2011).
  38. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2011b). Visual Search For Numerosity. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA (March 20011).
  39. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2010). Can Observers Trade Resolution for Capacity in Visual Working Memory? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL (May 2010).
  40. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2009). Visual Working Memory and Conscious Awareness. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA (March 2009).
  41. Hahn, B., Zhang, W., Robinson, B.M., Kappenman, E.S., Beck, V.M., Luck, S.J., Gold, J.M. (2009). Impaired capacity but preserved precision of visual short-term memory in schizophrenia. Platform presentation, International Congress on Schizophrenia Research. Schizophrenia Bulletin 35, Suppl 1. ID: 548429
  42. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2008b). Sudden Death For Overtime Memories. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL (May 2008).
  43. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2008a). Direct Evidence for Feature Binding in Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA (April 2008).
  44. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2007b). Discrete Fixed-Resolution Representations in Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA (November 2007).
  45. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2007a). Is Visual Working Memory Consolidation a Continuous or Discrete Process? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL (May 2007).
  46. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2005). Effects of color-based selective attention on feedforward sensory processing. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society. Sarasota, FL (May 2005).
  47. Luck, S. J., & Zhang, W. (2004). Fixed resolution, slot-like representations in visual working memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL (May 2004).
  48. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2004b). The time course of color-based selective attention. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC (October 2004).
  49. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2004a). Do Representations Decay in Visual Working Memory? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL (May 2005).
  50. Luck, S. J., & Zhang, W. (2003). Slot-Like Versus Continuous Representations in Visual Working Memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Vancouver, BC (November 2003).
  51. Zhang, W., & Luck, S. J. (2003). Slot-like versus continuous representations in visual working memory. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, FL (May 2003).
  52. Shen, Z., Chen, Y., & Zhang, W. (2000). Distribution of the cells sensitive to local features of face draws and geometric shapes in monkey temporal cortex. International Journal of Psychology, 35(3-4), 286-286.
  53. Zhang, W., Chen, Y., & Shen, Z. (1999). Holistic Face Representation Based on Encoding of Topological Features. Paper presented at the Congress of Chinese Society for Neuroscience, Beijing, China.