Biography

Dr. Mintao Zhao joined the University of East Anglia as a Lecturer of Psychology in 2017.  Before joining the School of Psychology at UEA, he has been working as a senior research scientist in the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany.  

He completed his Ph.D. study in the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and then did his postdoc research on face processing in the University of Hong Kong and on spatial navigation in Brown University. 

Please visit his personal website for more information.

 

All Publications

Hinterecker, T., Leroy, C., Zhao, M., Butz, M. V., Bülthoff, H. H., Meilinger, T.

(2017)

No advantage for remembering horizontal over vertical spatial locations learned from a single viewpoint,

in Memory & Cognition

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(E-pub ahead of print)


Zhao, M., Bülthoff, I.

(2017)

Holistic processing of static and moving faces,

in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

43

(7)

pp. 1020-1035

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Zhao, M., Bülthoff, H. H., Bülthoff, I.

(2016)

Beyond Faces and Expertise: Facelike Holistic Processing of Nonface Objects in the Absence of Expertise,

in Psychological Science

27

(2)

pp. 213-222

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Zhao, M., Bülthoff, H. H., Bülthoff, I.

(2016)

A shape-based account for holistic face processing,

in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

42

(4)

pp. 584-597

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Zhao, M., Warren, W. H.

(2015)

Environmental stability modulates the role of path integration in human navigation,

in Cognition

142

pp. 96-109

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Zhao, M., Warren, W. H.

(2015)

How You Get There From Here: Interaction of Visual Landmarks and Path Integration in Human Navigation,

in Psychological Science

26

(6)

pp. 915-924

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Zhao, M., Hayward, W. G., Bülthoff, I.

(2014)

Holistic processing, contact, and the other-race effect in face recognition,

in Vision Research

105

pp. 61-69

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Zhao, M., Hayward, W. G., Bülthoff, I.

(2014)

Face format at encoding affects the other-race effect in face memory,

in Journal of Vision

14

(9)

article no. 6

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Zhao, M., Cheung, S., Wong, A. C., Rhodes, G., Chan, E. K. S., Chan, W. W. L., Hayward, W. G.

(2014)

Processing of configural and componential information in face-selective cortical areas,

in Cognitive Neuroscience

5

(3-4)

pp. 160-167

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Zhao, M., Hayward, W. G.

(2013)

Integrative processing of invariant aspects of faces: Effect of gender and race processing on identity analysis,

in Journal of Vision

13

(1)

article no. 15

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Zhao, M., Bülthoff, I.

(2013)

The other-race effect in face recognition is sensitive to face format at encoding,

in Visual Cognition

21

(6)

pp. 722-725

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Zhao, M., Hayward, W. G.

(2010)

Holistic processing underlies gender judgments of faces,

in Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

72

(3)

pp. 591-596

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Zhao, M., Zhou, G., Mou, W., Hayward, W. G., Owen, C. B.

(2007)

Spatial updating during locomotion does not eliminate viewpoint-dependent visual object processing,

in Visual Cognition

15

(4)

pp. 402-419

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Mou, W., Zhao, M., McNamara, T. P.

(2007)

Layout geometry in the selection of intrinsic frames of reference from multiple viewpoints,

in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

33

(1)

pp. 145-154

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Key Research Interests

Mintao's research mainly focuses on face recognition and spatial navigation, aiming to unravel how people perceive and represent faces and spaces in memory, and how people use these representations to recognize faces and to navigate between places.  He uses multiple research approaches to address these questions, including psychophysics, virtual reality, eye-movement tracking, computational modeling, and functional MRI.

Mintao is currently looking for students to joining his research group.  If you are interested in gaining some reseach experience with face processing or human navigation or if you would like to disscuss potential PhD projects along these directions, please don't hesitate to contact him.

Teaching Interests

Lecturer: DECODING THE REAL-WORLD: from Light to Neurons to Experience (Module leader: Dr. George Malcolm)

3rd Year research project supervisor