Ji Dai, PhD, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, CAS
Telephone: 0755-86146121
Address: 1068 Xueyuan Avenue, Xili University Town, NanShan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 
Postcode:  518055


Research Areas

Vision, Attention, Emotion, Neurophysiology


2003.9 - 2010.1 Ph.D in Biophysics, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1999.9 - 2003.6 B.S. in Physics, Nanjing University


Work Experience
1. Oct. 2014 – present: Associate Professor, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2. Sep. 2010 – Sep. 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Neuroscience, Brown University
Teaching Experience

Honors & Distinctions




1.      Ji Dai, Yi Wang. “Contrast coding in the primary visual cortex depends on temporal contexts”, European Journal of Neuroscience. 2018 (Online) (5 year IF=3.288, Q2)

2.      Bo Zhang, Ji Dai*, Tao Zhang. “NeoAnalysis: A Python-Based Toolbox for Quick Electrophysiological Data Processing and Analysis”. Biomedical Engineering Online. 2017, 16:129 (5 year IF=2.132, Q3)

3.      Chunshan Deng, Hong Yuan, Ji Dai*. “Behavioral Manipulation by Optogenetics in the Nonhuman Primate”, The Neuroscientist, 2017 (On line) (5 year IF=7.899, Q1)

4.      Ji Dai*, Tao Zhang. “The progress of optogenetic studies in nonhuman primates”, Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics, 2016, 43(4): 354-360 (Q4)

5.      Ji Dai, Ilker Ozden, Daniel I. Brooks, Fabien Wagner, Travis May, Naubahar Agha, Benjamin Brush, David Borton, Arto V. Nurmikko, David L. Sheinberg “Modified toolbox for optogenetics in the nonhuman primate”, Neurophotonics, 2015, 2(3), 031202. (IF=2.74, Q2)

6.      Ji Dai, Daniel I. Brooks, David L. Sheinberg. “Optogenetic and electrical stimulation systematically bias visuospatial choice in the nonhuman primate”. Current Biology, 2014 Jan 6;24(1):63-9. (5 year IF=9.704, Q1)

7.      Ji Dai and Yi Wang. “Representation of Surface Luminance and Contrast in Primary Visual Cortex”, Cerebral Cortex. 2012, 22(4):776-87. (5 year IF=6.943, Q1)


Research Interests

Neural mechanism underlying visual processing, attention, working memory
Application of optogenetics in the nonhuman primate


1. Ji Dai and David Sheinberg, “Optogenetic manipulation of spatial attention and working memory in the nonhuman primate”, The 6th FAONS Congress and the 11th Biennial Conference of CNS, Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, China, Sep 20-23, 2015

2. Ji Dai and David L. Sheinberg. "Modulation of spatial working memory by optogenetic stimulation in the nonhuman primate", Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, Nov 15-19, 2014.
3. Ji Dai and David L. Sheinberg. "Optogenetic activation biases spatial attention and working momory in the primates", The 5th Chinese Physiopsychology Conference, Shantou, Guangdong, China, Oct 22-25, 2014.
4. Ji Dai, Daniel I. Brooks, David L. Sheinberg. "Establishing a standard protocol for effective integration of optogenetic methods in awake behaving non-human primate experiments", Society for Neuroscience, 2013. San Diego, California.
5. Ji Dai, Daniel I. Brooks, David L. Sheinberg. "Modulating Attention by Optogenetic Stimulation in the Non-human Primate", Society for Neuroscience, 2012. New Orleans, Louisiana.
6. Daniel I. Brooks, Ji Dai, & David L. Sheinberg. "The Contribution of Area LIP to Naturalistic Visual Search", Society for Neuroscience, 2012. New Orleans, Louisiana.
7. Daniel I. Brooks, Ji Dai, & David L. Sheinberg. "Contextual Cueing in Visual Search Through Naturalistic Scenes by Primates", 19th Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition, 2012. Melbourne, Florida
8. I. Ozden, J. Wang, D. A. Borton, F. B. P. Wagner, B. R. M. Brush, N. S. Agha, D. I. Brooks, J. Dai, M. Diagne, D. L. Sheinberg, A. V. Nurmikko. "A Versatile Tool for Optogenetic Neuromodulation in Non-human Primates: The Single Coaxial Optrode". Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Washington, DC
9. Daniel I. Brooks, Ji Dai, and David L. Sheinberg. "Scene-based Contextual Cueing in the Rhesus Macaque", Vision Sciences Society 11th Annual Meeting, 2011. Naples, Florida
10. Yi Wang, Ji Dai, Ran Li and Yong Wang. "Neural Mechanisms Underlying Luminance Responses in Primary Visual Cortex", The Fourth Shanghai International Conference on Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 2011. Shanghai.





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