Dr Yali Pan PhD

Dr Yali Pan

School of Psychology
Research Fellow
Neural Oscillations Group

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Yali Pan is a postdoctoral researcher in neuronal oscillations group. She is interested into the neural mechanism underlying brain cognitions. Her research fields focus on visual working memory, reading and spatial attention, using the technique of MEG and iEEG (intracranial EEG).


  • BEd, PhD
  • Techniques: MEG, EEG, iEEG (intracranial EEG)


Dr Yali Pan graduated with a degree in Applied Psychology in 2013, before she went to the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where she completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2018. She then joined Ole Jensen’s group at the University of Birmingham to work as a postdoctoral researcher. She is now working on the first postdoctoral project on the oscillatory activity during reading.


Research interests: 

  • Neural oscillations
  • Phase coding
  • Visual working memory
  • Reading
  • Spatial attention

Current website:



  1. Pan Y, Tan Z, Gao Z, Li Y, Wang L (2018). Neural activity is dynamically modulated by memory load during the maintenance of spatial objects. Front. Psychol, 9, 1071
  2. Qin C, Tan Z, Pan Y, Li Y, Wang L, Ren L, Zhou W and Wang L (2017). Automatic and precise localization and cortical labeling of subdural and depth intracranial electrodes. Front. Neuroinform. 11:10.
  3. Pan Y, Wang L (2016). Role of neural oscillations in maintenance of human visual working memory representations. Chin Sci Bull, 61: 1650-1660.

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