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Ranxiao Wang



Status Part-time Faculty

Home Department of Psychology

Phone 244-3664


Address 2121 Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews Avenue

  • 2006

    • Wang, R. X. F.; Crowell, J. A.; Simons, D. J.; Irwin, D. E.; Kramer, A. F.; Ambinder, M. S.; Thomas, L. E.; Gosney, J. L.; Levinthal, B. R.; Hsieh, B. B. Spatial updating relies on an egocentric representation of space: Effects of the number of objects. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 2006, 13, (2), 281-286.


    • Higgins, J. S.; Wang, R. X. F.; Irwin, D. E. The landmark effect in perceived object stability: A general mechanism. Visual Cognition 2007, 15, (1), 91-94.
    • Ross, B. H.; Wang, R. F.; Kramer, A. F.; Simons, D. J.; Crowell, J. A., Action information from classification learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 2007, 14, (3), 500-504.


    • Ambinder, M. S.; Wang, R. F.; Crowell, J. A.; Francis, G. K.; Brinkmann, P., Human four-dimensional spatial intuition in virtual reality. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 2009, 16, (5), 818-823.
    • Higgins, J. S.; Irwin, D. E.; Wang, R. F.; Thomas, L. E., Visual direction constancy across eyeblinks. Attention Perception & Psychophysics 2009, 71, (7), 1607-1617.
    • Sampaio, C.; Wang, R. F., Category-Based Errors and the Accessibility of Unbiased Spatial Memories: A Retrieval Model. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition 2009, 35, (5), 1331-1337.
    • Wan, X. I.; Wang, R. F.; Crowell, J. A., Spatial updating in superimposed real and virtual environments. Attention Perception & Psychophysics 2009, 71, (1), 42-51.


    • Higgins, J. S.; Wang, R. F., A landmark effect in the perceived displacement of objects. Vision Research 2010, 50, (2), 242-248.
    • Sampaio, C.; Wang, R. F., Overcoming default categorical bias in spatial memory. Memory & Cognition 2010, 38, (8), 1041-1048.
    • Wan, X. A.; Wang, R. F.; Crowell, J. A., The effect of active selection in human path integration. Journal of Vision 2010, 10, (11).


    • Burns, C.; Wang, R. F., A Study of Human and Receding Horizon Controller Performance of a Remote Navigation Task with Obstacles and Feedback Delays. Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics 2011, 2, (1), 44-63.
    • Burns, C.; Zearing, J.; Wang, R. F.; Stipanovi, D. M. Autonomous and Semiautonomous Control Simulator, 2010 AAAI Spring Symposium, AAAI Press: Menlo Park, California, 2011.


    • Burns, C.; Wang, R. F.; Stipanovic, D. M., Study of the Impact of Delay on Human Remote Navigators with Application to Receding Horizon Control. Journal of Behavioral Robotics 2012, 3, (2), 63-74.
    • Sampaio, C.; Wang, R. F., The Locus of the Categorical Bias in Spatial Memories. Journal of Cognitive Psychology 2012, 24, (7), 781-788
    • Wan, X.; Wang, R. F.; Crowell, J. A., The effect of landmarks in human path integration. Acta Psychologica 2012, 140(1), 7-12.
    • Wang, R. F., Theories of Spatial Representations and Reference Frames: What Can Configuration Errors Tell Us? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 2012, 19, (4), 575-587.


    • Wan, X. A.; Wang, R. F.; Crowell, J. A., Effects of Basic Path Properties on Human Path Integration. Spatial Cognition and Computation 2013, 13, (1), 79-101.
    • Zhang, H. T.; Zhang, K.; Wang, R. F., The Role of Static Scene Information on Locomotion Distance Estimation. Journal of Cognitive Psychology 2013, 25, (1), 73-83.


    • Holmes, R.; Christensen, B. G.; Street, W.; Alford, C.; Wang, R. F.; and Kwiat, P., Determining the lower limit of human vision using a single-photon source. Research in Optical Sciences, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper QTu2A.2.
    • Street, W. N.; Wang, R. F., (in press).  Examining reference frame interaction in spatial memory using a distribution analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
    • Street, W. N.; Wang, R. F., Differentiating Spatial Memory from Spatial Transformations. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition 2014, 40, (2), 602-608, DOI:10.1037/A0035279.
    • Wang, R. F. Can humans form four-dimensional spatial representations? In D. R. Montello, K. E. Grossner, & D. G. Janelle (Eds.) Space in Mind: Concepts and Ontologies for Spatial Education, 2014, 119-136. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
    • Wang, R. F., Human Four-Dimensional Spatial Judgments of Hyper-Volume. Spatial Cognition and Computation 2014, 14, (2), 91-113, DOI:10.1080/13875868.2013.870569.
    • Wang, R. F., Stronger Evidence for Four-Dimensional Spatial Representations: A Response to Frank. Spatial Cognition and Computation 2014, 14, (2), 121-123, DOI:10.1080/13875868.2014.885979.
    • Yoon, H. U.; Wang, R. F.; Hutchinson, S. A., Modeling user’s driving-characteristics in a steering task to customize a virtual fixture based on task-performance. Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014, 625-630.


    • Fernandes, A. S.; Wang, R. F.; Simons, D. J. Remembering the Physical as Virtual: Source Confusion and Physical Interaction in Augmented Reality, Proceedings of the ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Applied Perception Tubingen, Germany, Sept 13-14, 2015, 127-130.


    • Street, W. N.; Wang, R. F., Examining Reference Frame Interaction in Spatial Memory Using a Distribution Analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 2016, 23, (1), 239-245.
    • Wang, R. F., Building a Cognitive Map by Assembling Multiple Path Integration Systems. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 2016, 23, (3), 692-702.