Dr. Ann M. LUI

Ph.D. (Northwestern); M.S. (Northwestern); M.Phil. (CUHK); B. Soc. Sc. (CUHK)

Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies


Academic Positions


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies,Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Director of Centre for Learning Sciences (CLS), Hong Kong Baptist University


  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Special Educational Needs & Inclusive Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore

 Research Interests

I am interested in the interplay between emotion and cognition in general population and also people with special needs, such as autistic spectrum disorders. I examine these research questions with experimental psychology approach and cognitive neuroscience tools (e.g. event-related potentials).

  • Research Areas: Social and Affective Neuroscience, Psychophysiology, Cognitive Psychology, Special education



Journal Articles

  1. Tsang, Y. K., Huang, J., Lui, M., Xue, M. F., Chan, Y. W. F., Wang, S., & Chen, H. C. (published online). MELD-SCH: A mega study of lexical decision in simplified Chinese. Behavior Research Method.
  2. Lui, M., Yang, L., & Sin, K. F. (2017). Parents’ perspective of the impact of school practices on the functioning of students with special educational needs. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1:20. (DOI:10.1080/1034912X.2017.1315803) (Free download: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/6qzManZM5MaZ465zFsak/full )
  3. Lui, M., Sin, K. F., Yang, L., Forlin, C., & Ho, F. C.  (2015). Knowledge and perceived social norm predict parents’ attitudes towards inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19, 1052-1067. (SSCI)  ( DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2015.1037866)
  4. So, W. C., Wong, M. K. Y., Lui, M., & Yip, V. (2015). The development of co-speech gesture and its semantic integration with speech in six- to 12-year-old children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism, 19, 956-968. (SSCI; impact factor: 3.5)  (DOI:10.1177/1362361314556783)
  5. So, W. C., Lui, M., Wong, T. K., & Sit, L. T. (2015).The use of hand gestures to communicate about nonpresent objects in mind among children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 373-382. (SSCI; impact factor: 2.0)  ( DOI: 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-L-14-0213).
  6. Yang, L., Sin, K. F., & Lui, M. (2015).  Social, emotional, and academic functioning of children with SEN integrated in Hong Kong primary schools. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 24, 545-555.   DOI 10.1007/s40299-014-0198-x (SSCI)
  7. Yan, Z., Lum, C. W. R., Lui, T. L. R., Chu, S. W. S., & Lui, M. (2015). Measuring teaching assistants’ efficacy using Rasch model. Journal of Applied Measurement, 16(1), 60-75.
  8. Yang L., Sin K. F., Li X. Y., Guo, J. S. & Lui, M. (2014). Understanding the power of feedback in education: A validation study of the Feedback Orientation Scale (FOS) in Classrooms. The International Journal of Psychological and Educational Assessment (TIJEPA), 16 (2), 20-46.
  9. 冼權鋒、楊蘭、呂明、程三銀、栾昕暢、高鳳展。(2014)。香港特殊學習需要學生高中後轉銜現狀研究:來自特殊學習需要學生家長的聲音。《香港特殊教育論壇》,16,頁82-95。
  10. Sin, K. F., Lui, M., Yan, Z., Ho, F. C., Au, M. L., & Forlin, C. (2013). The implications of the “Study on Equal Learning Opportunities for Students with Disabilities under the Integrated Education System”. Hong Kong Special Education Forum, 15, 106-110.
  11. 潘頌兒、呂明、冼權鋒、高鳳展、楊蘭和黃婉冰(2013):《智障學生中學後持續教育課程的需求》,《香港特殊教育論壇》,15,頁36-47。
  12. Lui. M., Penney, T. B., & Schirmer, A.  (2011). Emotion effects on timing: Attention versus pacemaker accounts. PLoS One, 6(7), e21829. (SCI; impact factor: 4.41)
  13. Chen, J. C. W., Li, W., Lui, M., & Paller, K. A. (2009). Left-frontal brain potentials index conceptual implicit memory for words initially viewed subliminally. Brain Research, 1285, 135-147. (SCI; impact factor: 2.50)
  14. Lui, M., & Rosenfeld, J. P. (2009). The application of subliminal priming in lie detection: scenario for identification of members of a terrorist ring. Psychophysiology, 46, 889-903. (impact factor: 3.32)
  15. Lui, M., & Rosenfeld, J. P. (2009). Thirty-Site P300 scalp distribution, amplitude variance across sites, and amplitude in detection of deception regarding concealment of multiple guilty items. Social Neuroscience, 4, 491-509. (SCI; impact factor: 4.35)
  16. Lui, M., & Rosenfeld, J. P. (2008). Detection of deception about multiple, concealed, mock crime items, based on a spatial-temporal analysis of ERP amplitude and scalp distribution. Psychophysiology, 45, 721-730.  (SCI; impact factor: 3.32) 
  17. Rosenfeld, J. P., Labkovsky, E., Winograd, M., Lui, M., Vandenboom, C., & Chedid, E. (2008). The Complex Trial Protocol (CTP): A novel, countermeasure-resistant, accurate P300-based method for detection of concealed information. Psychophysiology, 45, 603-617.  (SCI; impact factor: 3.32)
  18. Schirmer, A., Lui, M., Maess, B., Escoffier, N., Chan, M., & Penney, T. B. (2006). Task and sex modulate the brain response to emotional incongruity in Asian listeners. Emotion, 6, 406-417. (SCI; impact factor: 3.09)



  1. Hong Kong Baptist University Interdisciplinary Research Matching Scheme. HKD $2,940,000. (2017-2019). “A multimensional approach to examine the neural correlates of autistic traits in children, measured via EEG during resting states and social cognition tasks.” (Co-I)
  2. UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals. HKD $ 5,689,600 ($ 1,803,800 for HKBU) (2017-19). “Special Educational Needs Empowerment Project for Pre-service Teachers” (Co-I)
  3. General Research Fund (GRF), RGC Hong Kong. HKD $600,000. (2016-2018) “Decoding mental processes with electrophysiological measures: in search of an effective concealed information detection protocol.” Project No: 12605115. (PI)
  4. General Research Fund (GRF), RGC Hong Kong. HKD $665,352. (2015-2017) “Examining the pivotal factors of attitudes towards inclusive education among parents of children with and without special educational needs in a Chinese community: Hong Kong.” (Co-I).
  5. National Science Council, Taiwan. NTD $ 676,000. (2010-2011). “Examining the neural correlates of processing information related to love and hatred, and how these two types of information affect other cognitive processes.” (PI).  
  6. National Science Council, Taiwan. NTD $ 498,000. (2009-2010).  “An investigation on deception and decision making among fraud offenders and normal subjects with cognitive neuroscience techniques.” (PI).
  7. National Central University, Taiwan. NTD $ 100,000. (2009-2010). “On the role of emotional arousal on sex offender’s decision making and their interaction with opposite and same sex people.”  (PI).
  8. National University of Singapore SRSS Grant. SD $8000. (2008-2009). “Memory performance among musicians and non-musicians.” (Co-PI). 
  9. National University of Singapore SRSS Grant. SD $ 8000. (2007-2008). “Temporal judgments in different emotional states.” (Co-PI).


Teaching Experience (Course lecturer)

  • 2014-present (HKBU):  Inclusive education & special educational needs; managing diversity; professional development; data analysis; Cognitive Psychology
  • 2012-14 (EduU):  Teacher training in special education (as a guest lecturer)
  • 2009-11 (NCU Taiwan):  The learning brain; introduction to cognitive psychology; affective & cognitive neuroscience; perspectives in the study of emotion & cognition; introduction to academic writing; 

Teaching Experience (Course TA)

  • 2004-07  (Northwestern)   Introduction to Neuroscience;  research methods in Psychology; Physiological Psychology;  Neurobiology and behavior; Neuroscience & behavior laboratory 
  • 2001-03  (CUHK)   Human cognition; memory and cognition; experimental design

Invited Talks

  • Dec 2015    Learng & Teaching Expo, Hong Kong
  • Jan 2011     National Tsing Hua University  Neuroscience Club
  • Apr 2010    National Cheng-Chi University Graduate Seminar
  • Nov 2009   National Central University  Frontier Symposium
  • Nov 2009   Chung Shan Medical University Department of Psychology
  • Apr 2009    Chinese University of HK  Department of Psychology
  • Mar 2009   Nanyang Technological University Division of Psychology
  • Mar 2009   National Yang Ming University Institute of Neuroscience
  • Mar 2009   National Central University  Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Jul 2008     Baylor College of Medicine   Human Neuroimaging Lab
  • Jan 2006    Northwestern University  Cognitive Psychology Gp
  • May 2006  Northwestern University  undergraduate course


Professional Service

  • Reviewer Editor of Frontiers in Education
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer: Psychophysiology, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Biological Psychology, PLoS One, Timing & Time Perception, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • Advising: Ph.D. dissertation co-supervisor, master’s thesis supervisor and committee member, undergraduate research project supervision


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