01About me

Biao Han, Ph.D.

I am a researcher in the field of neuroscience. I am studying the role and selectivity of feedback in sensory circuits, using psychophysics, electrophysiology (EEG/MEG), neuroimaging (fMRI) and computational modeling. I obtained my PhD (with the highest honours) from Centre de Recherche Cerveau and Cognition, CNRS under the supervision of Rufin VanRullen in Toulouse, France. Then, I joined Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and worked as a postdoc researcher under the supervision of Floris de Lange in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. In 2019, I got a faculty position in the School of Psychology, South China Normal Unviersity.

The progress of
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02Research Interests


Predictive Coding

Predictive coding theory proposed that the cognitive process is to generate prediction and correct them.

Neural Oscillations

Oscillatory activities are widely observed in the brain, however, we still know little about their funcational significance.

Cortical Feedback

Feedback are the connections from the higher area to the lower area in the hierarchical brain. Feedback usually connected with attention, expectation in perceptual experiments.

Temporal Coding

Neuron fires. Apart from the spiking rate, the spiking time is one unique feature of the neuron. The effects of the single spike are depended also on its timing.


Visual Perception

The repsonse of our brain to the illusions, motions and even simple shapes are the shortcuts for us to understand the visual system and the brain.

03Education and Appointment

South China Normal University, China

2019 - Present

Junior Faculty Position in the School of Psychology

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, The Netherlands

2016 - 2018

Postdoctoral Scholar on a Fyssen post-doctoral study grant
Supervisor: Floris de Lange

CerCo CNRS and Université de Toulouse, France

2012 - 2016

Ph.D. in Neuroscience on a China Scholarship Council grant, Ph.D. thesis:

Mention: Très honorable (highest honours)
Supervisor: Rufin VanRullen

Computational Vision Summer School, Germany


Summer School on biological vision with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and computational challenges involved

Interneuron Summer School, The Netherlands


Summer School on the role of interneurons in five key areas of the brain: the cerebral cortex, the hippocampus, the retina, the thalamus and the cerebellum

Shanghai University, China

2009 - 2012

M.S. in Information and Communication Engineering

VLPR, China


The 3rd USA-Sino Summer School in Vision, Learning and Pattern Recognition.


05My Brain

06David Hubel's words

What we know is enough to convince anyone that the brain, though complicated, works in a way that will probably someday be understood—and that the answers will not be so complicated that they can be understood only by people with degrees in computer science or particle physics.

- Eye, Brain, and Vision

David H.Hubel

Pioneer in visual neuroscience

07Contact Information