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About Kun Guo

I received my BSc in Human Physiology from Nanjing University, and PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Chinese Academy of Sciences. Before I came to Lincoln, I worked as a McDonnell-Pew Research Fellow in the University Laboratory of Physiology, University of Oxford, and a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychology, University of Newcastle.

Department Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities: PhD student supervision; Postgraduate teaching in Advanced Developmental Psychology; Undergraduate teaching in Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain and Behavior Administrative responsibilities: Chair of the College Research Degree Board, member of the Doctoral School Management Board, member of the College Research & Enterprise Committee

Subject Specialism

Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision, Social Attention, Emotion, Human-Animal Interaction


  • BSc: Human Physiology
  • PhD: Cognitive Neuroscience


  • Attending, processing and responding to salient visual cues of social interactions — 2011
  • Exploitation of natural regularities in vision — 2009
  • Detecting hostile intent by measuring psychological and physiological reactions to visual stimuli — 2009
  • Comparison of eye scanning patterns while viewing faces with different type of familiarity — 2008


Ad-hoc reviewer for funding agencies, such as Medical Research Council (MRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), The Leverhulme Trust, Council for the Earth and Life sciences (Netherlands). Ad-hoc reviewer for academic press, such as Cambridge University Press, Psychology Press, Pearson Education. Ad-hoc reviewer for academic journals, such as Acta Psychologia, Animal Cognition, Behavioral Processes, Cerebral Cortex, Child Development, Cognition, Cognition and Emotion, Current Biology, Experimental Brain Research, Journal of AAPOS, Journal of Eye Movement Research, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Vision, Perception, Physiology & Behavior, PLoS One, Psychological Science, Vision Research etc.

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Research Interests

  • Animal Cognition

  • Face Perception

  • Social Attention

  • Visual Neuroscience

  • emotion

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)
  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
  • British Neuroscience Association (BNA)
  • the Biosciences Federation (BSF)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)