Position: Assistant Professor, Applied Psychology
Email: rainerrchen@uic.edu.hk

Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, University of Hong Kong
  • MSc in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • BSSc in Cinema and Television, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University
Research Areas
  • Perception and Action
  • Visuomotor Control
  • Sports Vision
  • Sleep
Selected Publications
  • Li, L., Chen, R., & Rushton, S. (In Revision). The surprising utility of target drift in target-relative heading judgments.
  • Chen, R., Niehorster, D. C., & Li, L. (2018). Effect of travel speed on the visual control of steering toward a target. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44(3):452-467. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000477 (SCIE, Impact factor: 2.3)
  • Rushton, S., Chen, R., & Li, L. (2018). Ability to identify scene-relative object movement is not limited by, or yoked to, ability to perceive heading. Journal of Vision, 18(6):11,1-16. doi: 10.1167/18.6.11. ( SCIE, Impact factor: 2.7)
  • Chen, R., Ling, J., Liu, Y., Zhang, J., Lam, S., Yu, M. W. M., Chan, J. W. Y., Wing, Y. K., Li, S. X., Li, Li. (2017). Impaired eye tracking and manual control abilities in idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) – potential prodromal behavioral markers for future neurodegeneration. 2017 Joint Congress of World Association of Sleep Medicine and World Sleep Federation, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Li, L.*, Chen, R.*, & Chen, J. (2016). Playing action video games improves visuomotor control. Psychological Science, 27(8), 1-17. doi:10.1177/0956797616650300. *Co-first authors ( SCIE, Impact factor: 6.1)
Courses Taught at UIC
  • The Science of Well Being
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
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