Project Description

Dr. Dorita H. F. CHANG

Assistant Professor

Prof. LEE Tatia Mei-chun

Office: 6.07

Phone: (852) 3917-2383


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  • B.Sc. Psychology, McMaster University, Canada
  • Ph.D. Neuroscience, Queen’s University, Canada
  • Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McGill University, Canada


Visual perception (depth perception; motion and biological motion perception; spatial vision)
Perceptual learning and plasticity
Psychophysics, neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG), brain stimulation (TMS)


Wong, N. H. L., Ban, H., & Chang, D. H. F. (in press). Human depth representations are affected by object plausibility.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Goddard, E., Chang, D. H. F., Hess, R. F., & Mullen, K. T. (2019). Color contrast adaptation: fMRI fails to predict behavioral adaptation.  NeuroImage, 201:116032, 1-13.

Lee, K. S., & Chang, D. H. F. (2019). Biological motion perception is differentially predicted by Autistic trait domains.  Scientific Reports, 9:11029,

Chang, D. H. F., Cheang, Y. Y., So, M. (2018). Contextual effects in face lightness perception are not expertise-dependent. Vision, 2(2), 23, 1-14.

Chang, D. H. F., Ban, H., Ikegaya, Y., Fujita, I., & Troje, N. F. (2018). Cortical and subcortical responses to biological motion. NeuroImage, 174, 87-96.

Wong, N. H. L., & Chang, D. H. F. (2018). Attentional advantages in video-game experts are not related to perceptual tendencies. Scientific Reports, 8:5528, 1-9.

Chang, D. H. F., Hess, R. F., & Mullen, K . T. (2016).  Color responses and their adaptation in human superior colliculus and lateral geniculate nucleus. NeuroImage, 138, 211-220.

Sun, H.-C., Welchman, A. E., Chang, D. H. F., & Di Luca, M. (2016).  Look but don’t touch:  Visual information about surfaces decoded in somatosensory cortex. NeuroImage, 128, 353-361.

Mullen, K. T., Chang, D. H. F., & Hess, R. F. (2015).  The selectivity of responses to red-green color and achromatic contrast in the human visual cortex: an fMRI study. European Journal of Neuroscience. 42(11), 2923-2933.

Ban, H., Chang, D. H. F., & Welchman, A.E. (2015). The processing and integration of 3D depth signals in the human visual cortex revealed by fMRI and TMS. Journal of Information and Television Engineers, 69(6), 22-27.

Chang, D. H. F., Mevorach, C., Kourtzi, Z., & Welchman, A. E. (2014). Training transfers the limits on perception from parietal to ventral cortex. Current Biology, 24, 2445-2450. 10.1016/j.cub.2014.08.058.

Chang, D. H. F., Kourtzi, Z., & Welchman, A. E. (2013). Mechanisms for extracting a signal from noise as revealed though the specificity and generality of task training. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(27), 10962-10971.

Troje, N. F., & Chang, D. H. F. (2013). Shape-independent processing of biological motion. In K. Johnson, M. Shiffrar (Eds.), People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception. Oxford University Press.

Hirai, M., Chang, D. H. F., Saunders, D. R., & Troje, N. F. (2011). Body configuration modulates the usage of local cues to direction in biological motion perception. Psychological Science, 22 ,1543–1549.

Chang, D. H. F., Harris, L. R., & Troje, N. F. (2010). Frames of reference for biological motion and face perception. Journal of Vision, 10(6):22, 1–11.

Chang, D. H. F., & Troje, N. F. (2009). Characterizing global and local mechanisms in biological motion perception. Journal of Vision, 9(5):8, 1-10.

Chang, D. H. F., & Troje, N. F. (2009). Acceleration carries the local inversion effect in biological motion perception. Journal of Vision, 9(1):19, 1-17.

Chang, D. H. F., & Troje, N. F. (2008). Perception of animacy and direction from local biological motion signals. Journal of Vision, 8(5):3, 1-10.


Brain and Behaviour Laboratory

HKU Psychology