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Division of Cognitive Psychology

Our team

Pict of Ming Yan

Ming Yan, PhD

Research Scientist


University Campus Golm
Bldg 14, Room 4.01
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam


consulting hours
by appointment

Acadmic Degrees

Ph.D. (2008, Psychology, State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, P.R. China)
B.A. (2003, Psychology, Department of Psychology, Beijing Normal University, P.R. China)

Research Interests

Eye movement control mechanism in reading Chinese script, including
(1) basic reading unit for Chinese language, whether readers select word unit as target for saccade even though in lack of explicit word boundary,
(2) parafoveal processing in reading, given the big differences between Chinese and alphabetic languages, what information is available before fixating a word,
(3) use mathematical models to simulate eye movement pattern in reading Chinese script.

Research Project

Eye Movements during reading Simplified and Traditional Chinese