Klein Lab

University of California, Berkeley | Vision Science Program

Jenny Zhang

Research Interests:

My current research focuses on the psychophysical mechanisms of perceptual learning and crowding in normal and amblyopic vision.


Research Experience

2011 now: Postdoctoral Fellow in Vision Science Program School of Optometry, University of California, Berkeley Advisor: Professor Stanley Klein and Professor Dennis Levi


2009 now: Lecturer, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience & Learning Beijing Normal University



2004 2009: Ph.D. in Neurobiolgy, Institute of Neuroscience, Chinese Academy of Sciences


2000 2004: B.S. in Special Education, East China Normal University



Zhang, J.Y., Zhang, G.L, Liu, L., & Yu, C. Full report uncovers correctly identified but incorrectly placed target information under visual crowding. Journal of Vision, submitted.


Wang, R., Zhang, J.Y., Klein, S. A., Levi, D. M. & Yu, C. Task relevancy and demand modulate double-training enabled transfer of perceptual learning. Vision Research, in press.


Zhang, J.Y., Zhang, G.L, Xiao, L.Q., Klein, S.A., Levi, D.M., & Yu, C. (2010). Rule-based learning explains visual perceptual learning and its specificity and transfer. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(37):12323-12328.


Zhang, J.Y., Zhang, T., Xue, F., Liu, L., & Yu, C. (2009). Legibility of Chinese characters in peripheral vision and the top-down influences on crowding. Vision Research, 49, 44-53.


Liu, L., Klein, S.A., Xue, F., Zhang, J.Y., & Yu, C. (2009). Using geometric moments to explain human letter recognition near the acuity limit, Journal of Vision, 9(1):26, 1-18.


Zhang, J.Y.*, Kuai, S.G.*, Xiao, L.Q.*, Klein, S.A., Levi, D.M., & Yu, C. (2008). Stimulus coding rules for perceptual learning. PLoS Biology, 6 (8): 1651-1660. (*equal contribution).


Xiao, L.Q.*, Zhang, J.Y.*, Wang, R., Klein, S.A., Levi, D.M., & Yu, C. (2008). Complete transfer of perceptual learning across retinal locations enabled by double training. Current Biology, 18, 1922-1926. (*equal contribution).


Zhang, J.Y., Zhang, T., Xue, F., Liu, L., & Yu, C. (2007). Legibility variations of Chinese characters and implications for visual acuity measurement in Chinese reading population. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 48, 2383-2390.


Kuai, S.G.*, Zhang, J.Y.*, Klein, S.A., Levi, D.M., & Yu, C. (2005). The essential role of stimulus temporal patterning in enabling perceptual learning. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1497-1499. (*equal contribution).

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Email: zhangjunyun@pku.edu.cn