Li Li

Li Li
Area Head of Neuroscience, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Professor, NYU
Office Phone
+86 (21) 20595106

Li Li is the Area Head of Neuroscience at NYU Shanghai, a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at NYU Shanghai and Global Network Professor at NYU. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Hong Kong. Li obtained her PhD in Cognitive Science from Brown University (Providence, RI, US), and a BS in Psychology from Peking University (Beijng, China). After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Schepens Eye Research Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, US), she worked as a senior research associate in the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames Research Center (Moffett field, CA, US) before moving back to Asia. Professor Li serves as Action Editor for Perception and i-Perception (Sage), eNeuro (Society for Neuroscience), and is on the Editorial Board of Displays (Elsevier).  

Select Publications

  • Li, L.*, Ni, L., Lappe, M., Niehorster, D.C., & Sun, Q.  (2018).  No special treatment of independent object motion for heading perception. Journal of Vision, 18(4):19. DOI: 10.1167/18.4.19
  • Rushton, S.K.*, Chen, R.R., & Li, L.*  (2018).  Ability to identify scene-relative object movement is not limited by, or yoked to, ability to perceive heading. Journal of Vision, 18(6):11. DOI: 10.1167/18.6.11
  • Rushton, S.K.*, Niehorster, D.C., Warren, P.A, & Li, L.* (2018). The primary role of flow processing in the identification of scene-relative object movement. The Journal of Neuroscience, 38(7),1737-1743
  • Chen, R.R., Niehorster, D.C., & Li, L.* (2017). Effect of travel speed on the visual control of steering toward a goal. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Advance online publication.
  • Niehorster, D.C., & Li, L.* (2017). Accuracy and tuning of flow parsing for visual perception of object motion during self-motion. i-Perception, May-June, 1-18. DOI: 10.1177/2041669517708206


  • PhD, Cognitive Science
    Brown University
  • MA, Cognitive Psychology
    Stony Brook University

Courses Taught

  • Independent Study I - Neural Science Capstone
  • Neural Science Capstone
  • Neural Science Honors Seminar
  • Perception