John Krantz

John KrantzJohn Krantz joined the psychology department at Hanover College in 1990 from Honeywell Corporation where he worked on the human factor of cockpit displays. He is interested in visual perception and the use of the internet for psychological research and teaching.

His teaching areas include: basic principles of psychology, sensation and perception, neuropsychology, research design and statistics, cognition, learning, human factors, advanced research, and research seminar His area of expertise is in visual perception; while his area of specialisation: is in experimental psychology.

His recent publications include:

  • Krantz, J. H. (2011). “Can the World-Wide Web be used for Research?” M. A. Gernsbacher, L. Hough, D. Pew, & J. Pomerantz, eds., Psychology and the Real World (pp.10-16), New York: Worth.
  • Krantz, J. H. (2010). “Internet-Based Research Methods.” N. J. Salkind, ed., Encyclopedia of Research Design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Reips, U.D. & Krantz, J. H. (2010). “Experimental Data.” S. Gosling & J. A. Johnson, eds., Advanced Methods for Behavior Research on the Internet (pp. 193-216), Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

He earned his PhD and MS from University of Florida; he completed his BA with High Honours from St Andrews Presbyterian College.

Credits to Hanover College

Published: 19 March 2014

Last update: 27 February 2015


Fred Mast

Fred MastFred Mast is a full professor of Psychology at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He specialised in mental imagery, sensorimotor processing, and visual perception.He directs the Cognitive Psychology, Perception, and Research Methods Section at the Department of Psychology of the University of Bern.

Mast was born and raised in Wil (Eastern Switzerland) and studied Psychology, Philosophy, and Neurophysiology at the University of Zurich where he also obtained his PhD in 1995 working with Professor Norbert Bischof. He taught Perception, Cognition, Psychophysics, and Neuroscience at the University of Zurich and at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ). In 1998 he moved to the US and became a Research Associate at the Department of Psychology at Harvard University working with Professor Stephen Kosslyn and had a part-time appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He returned to Switzerland in 2002 to join the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zurich and obtained his Habilitation (“venia legendi”) a year later. In 2005 he became a full professor for Cognitive Psychology at the University of Lausanne (2005-2008). He was also the coordinator for Cognitive Psychology teaching at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

His recent publications include:

  • Mast, F., Kosslyn, S.M. & Berthoz. A. (1999). Visual mental imagery interferes with allocentric orientation judgements. NeuroReport, 10, 3549-3553.
  • Mast, F.W., Berthoz, A. & Kosslyn, S.M. (2001). Mental imagery of visual motion modifies the perception of roll vection stimulation. Perception, 30, 945-957.
  • Mast, F.W. & Kosslyn, S.M. (2002). Eye movements during visual mental imagery. Trends in Cognitive Science, 6, 271-272.

Credits to University of Bern

Published: 13 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015


Shihui Han

Shihui Han is a professor at the Department of Psychology at Peking University. He is the director of the Cultural and Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. He also serves as the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Peking University since December 2003. He is an associate editor of Social Neuroscience and Acta Psychologica Sinica, and serves onthe editorial board of Cognitive Neurodynamics, International Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Acta Scientiarum Naturalium Universitatis Pekinensis. He studies Cognitive and neural mechanisms of visual perception and attention. He also studies neural substrates of social cognition such as self-referential processing, empathy, and theory-of-mind, and how cultures influence the underlying neural mechanisms. He has published over 80 peer review research papers.

His recent publications include:

  • Ma, Y., Li, B., Wang, C., Shi, Z., Sun, Y., Sheng, F., Zhang, Y., Zhang, W., Rao., Y., Han, S. 5-HTTLPR polymorphism modulates neural mechanisms of negative self-reflection. Cerebral Cortex, in press.
  • Wang, C., Oyserman, D., Li, H., Liu, Q., Han, S. Accessible cultural mindset modulates default mode activity: Evidence for the culturally situated brain. Social Neuroscience, in press.
  • Luo, S., Shi, Z., Yang, X., Wang, X., Han, S. Reminders of mortality decrease midcingulate activity in response to others’ suffering. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, in press.

Credits to Peking University

Published: 09 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015