Danlu Cen

Research group:
Cognitive Neuroscience
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Research summary

I am interested in how perception and memory can affect actions, and vice versa, how these relationships can be affected by disorders such as autism, dementia and Parkinson’s disease. I am also interested in how to apply cutting-edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies to address these research questions.

Teaching Summary

2014-2015 Postgraduate Tutor for Year 1 Psychology students

Selected publications (2014 onwards)


Full list of publications


Research topics and related papers

My PhD investigated how people use visual information and spatial memory in guiding their walking.

Currently I am working with Dr Matthias Gruber to develop a novel VR paradigm for investigating the role of curiosity in learning.

Research group

Cognitive Neuroscience, CUBRIC

Research collaborators

Dr Simon Rushton
Dr Seralynne Vann
Dr Matthias Gruber

Undergraduate education

2001 – 2005: B.Eng Biomedical Engineering, Southeast University, China

Postgraduate education

2012-2013: M.Res Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
2013-2017: PhD Psychology, Cardiff University

Awards/External Committees

2013: Cardiff University Overseas Research Scholarship
2018: ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership Post-Doctoral Fellowship


2018 - : Research Assistant, Cardiff University (CUBRIC)