Paul Jenkinson

Paul JenkinsonPaul Jenkinson studied a BSc in psychology and neuroscience and a PhD in cognitive neuropsychology at Keele University. He worked as a research psychologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, before commencing his first lectureship at Staffordshire University, and current senior lectureship in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire.

Jenkinson’s research explores the underlying mechanisms and relationship between the mind, body and self. He employs various methods including experimental neuropsychology, and cognitive, behavioural, and psychodynamic neuroscience. His work examines the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying body awareness, ownership, and interoceptive signals in neurological patients and healthy subjects.

His research interests include: cognitive and psychodynamic neuroscience and neuropsychology; bodily self-consciousness (especially agency, body ownership, and awareness [anosognosia]) and stroke rehabilitation (following right-hemisphere brain injury). Jenkinson’s current research student supervision are in the areas of interoceptive awareness and anosognosia for hemipelgia.

Credits to University of Hertfordshire and Paul Jenkinson

Published: 29 July 2014

Last update: 06 April 2015


Sheng Li

Sheng LiSheng Li is a professor at the Department of Psychology, Peking University. He received his BEng degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1998 and DPhil degree from the University of Sussex in 2006. From 2006 to 2009, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. His research interests cover from cognitive neuroscience with functional brain imaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, MEG) to theoretical modelling of neural information processing in the human brain. Currently, he focusses on the neural mechanism of human visual category learning and perceptual decision making.

His recent publications include:

  • Gong, M., Li, S. (2013) Learned reward association improves visual working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance (in press)
  • Mu,T., Li,S. (2013) The neural signature of spatial frequency-based information integration in scene perception. Experimental Brain Research 227: 367-377.
  • Li,S., Yang, F. (2012) Task dependent uncertainty modulation of perceptual decisions in the human brain. European Journal of Neuroscience 36:3732–3739.

Credits to Peking University

Published: 16 March 2014

Last update: 21 April 2015