Dr Min Li PhD

Dr Min Li

School of Psychology
Postdoctoral researcher, SyMoN Lab

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Min Li's research interest is the computational understanding of expectations and predictions, with a focus on processing spatiotemporal properties of multisensory stimuli. With psychophysical approach and computational modelling, her work investigates how the human brain perceives time and space for sensory estimates and action. She now work on the BBSRC-funded Aging Touch project in the SyMoN Lab to investigate the aging effects on multisensory texture perception.


  • BSc Psychology
  • MSc Research Psychology
  • PhD Psychology


Min Li studied Psychology at degree level at the University of Kent. She took a Research Master degree at the University of Birmingham to pursue research academic career in perceptual science, where she also completed my PhD with Prof. Wing and Dr. Di Luca in 2019. Following this she then joined Prof. Muckli’s lab at the University of Glasgow as a postdoctoral researcher to use high-field fMRI to investigate how predictive information is represented in the visual system. Min Li has recently returned to Birmingham to work on the Aging Touch project, where we use behavioural measures and brain-imaging to understand how surface texture are perceived by young and older participants.

Doctoral research

PhD title
Time and Space Perception in Audition and Vision
Dr Massimiliano (Max) Di Luca and Professor Alan Wing


Research interests

Multisensory integration, Time perception, Interpersonal synchronisation, Sensory expectation and prediction

Other activities

University of Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, Teaching Assistant


Li, M. S., & Di Luca, M. (2018). Musical scales in tone sequences improve temporal accuracy. Front. Psychol. 9:105.  Doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00105

Li, M. S., Rhodes, D. & Di Luca, M. (2016) For the Last Time: Temporal Sensitivity and Perceived Timing of the Final Stimulus in an Isochronous Sequence. Timing. Time. Percept, 4(2), 123-146.

Li, M. S., & Di Luca, M. (Submitted) Audio-visual Time in Rhythmic Perception: Unimodal and Crossmodal Sequences.

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