Zhimin Chen (Mandy)


The Whitney Laboratory

Department of Psychology

University of California, Berkeley


2121 Berkeley Way, Room 3302
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720


Research Interests

I am a psychology graduate student at UC Berkeley. I study the neural mechanisms that enable us to perceive and interact with the world in everyday life. In particular, I am interested in how people maintain a coherent and stable perception of the environment and their complex abilities to deal with emotional content in social interaction. To learn more, please visit my webpage by clicking here.

Brief Bio

As an undergraduate student, I studied Psychology at Peking University in China. I was a research assistant in Dr. Fang Fang’s Vison & Brain Imaging lab, where I examined the functional contribution of human visual cortex to stereoscopic depth perception. During this time, I visited the Whitney lab and have been working on a project on how the blind spot resolves conflicting contextual signals through perceptual alternations. I have been a UC Berkeley graduate student with David Whitney since 2016.


Chen, Z., Denison, R.N., Whitney, D., & Maus, G.W. (2018).
Illusory occlusion affects stereoscopic depth perception.
Nature Scientific Reports. (2018), 8(1), 5297. . localization
Chen, Z., Kosovicheva, A., Wolfe, B., Cavanagh, P., Gorea, A., & Whitney, D. (2018).
Unifying visual space across the right and left hemifields.
Psychological Science. (2018), 29(3), 356-369. localization
Chen, Z., Maus, G.W., Whitney, D., & Denison, R.N. (2017).
Filling-in rivalry: Perceptual alternations in the absence of retinal image conflict.
Journal of Vision. (2017), 17(1):8, 1-15. rival, localization, attention
Chen, Z. & Tong, Y. (2017).
Face Super-Resolution Through Wasserstein GANs
arXiv preprint arXiv:1705.02438. face