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

  • Special Educational Needs
  • Inclusive Education
  • Learning Sciences
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social and Affective Neuroscience



Lui, M., So, W. C., & Tsang, Y. K. (2018). Neural Evidence for Reduced Automaticity in Processing Emotional Prosody among Men with High Levels of Autistic Traits. Physiology & Behavior, 196, 47-58.     [2017 JCR IF=2.52; Q1 in Philosophy (SCImago)]     https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938418306899

Lui, M., Lui, K. F.H., Wong, A. C. N., & Rosenfeld, J. P. (2018). Suppression of 12-Hz SSVEPs when Viewing Familiar Faces: An Electrophysiological Index to Detect Recognition. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133, 159-168.   [2017 JCR IF=2.87]   https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S016787601830076X

Lui, M., & Hsu, M. (2018). Viewing sexual images is associated with reduced physiological arousal response to gambling loss. PLoS ONE,13(4), e0195748.      [2017 JCR IF=2.77; Q1 in Multidisciplinary Sciences (JCR)]      http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195748 

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.     [2017 JCR IF=.95]   http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/6qzManZM5MaZ465zFsak/full 

Tsang, Y. K., Huang, J., Lui, M., Xue, M., Chan, Y. W. F., Wang, S., & Chen, H. C. (2017). MELD-SCH: A megastudy of lexical decision in simplified Chinese. Behavior Research Methods, 1-15.     [2017 JCR IF = 3.60; Q1 in Psychology Experimental (JCR)] 

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. [2017 JCR IF = 1.14; SCImago Q1 in Education]    

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.    [2017 JCR IF = 3.91;  Q1 in Psychology Developmental (JCR)]       

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.    [2014 JCR IF = 2.07;  Q1 in Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (JCR)]  

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.   

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.

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.


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.


Lui. M., Penney, T. B., & Schirmer, A.  (2011). Emotion effects on timing: Attention versus pacemaker accounts. PLoS One, 6(7), e21829. 

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)

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)

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)

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) 

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)

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)



General Research Fund (GRF), RGC Hong Kong. HKD $641,404. (2018-2021) Examining Affective Prosody Recognition among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Effectiveness of an Auditory Intervention using a Mobile App.” (PI)

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)

UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching andLearning Related Proposals. HKD $ 5,689,600 ($ 1,803,800 for HKBU) (2017-19). “Special Educational Needs Empowerment Project for Pre-service Teachers” (Co-I)

Research and Development Projects, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCHOLAR). HK$ 1,096,663.6 (2018-19). “The use of perceptual training in a mobile application to improve Chinese reading performance in children with dyslexia.” (Co-I)

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)

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).

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).  

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).

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).

National University of Singapore SRSS Grant. SD $8000. (2008-2009). “Memory performance among musicians and non-musicians.” (Co-PI). 

National University of Singapore SRSS Grant. SD $ 8000. (2007-2008). “Temporal judgments in different emotional states.” (Co-PI).


Courses Taught



  • EDUC 3007 Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs
  • EDUC 7250 Inclusive Education
  • PSYC 3007 Cognitive Psychology

 Postgraduate Diploma in Education:

  • EDUC 7270 Professional Teacher Development II

 Masters of Education:

  • EDUC 7610 Data Analysis for Education
  • EDUM 7400 Managing Learning Diversity in Inclusive Education Settings
  • EDUM 7520 International Perspectives in Inclusive Education

 Doctor of Education

  • EDUD 7130 Issues in Child and Adolescent Development Research


Invited Talks

  • Dec 2015    Learning & 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 Hong Kong  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 Group
  • May 2006  Northwestern University  Undergraduate course


Academic & Professional Experience (2011-present)

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Information Learning Sciences (Emerald Publishing Journal) http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=ils
  • Reviewer Editor of Frontiers in Education
  • Reviewer for journals including Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Psychophysiology, Biological Psychology, PLoS One, Timing & Time Perception
  • External reviewer of the Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-Financing Degree Sector (2017-18) of the RGC.
  • International programme committee for the International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2017-2019
  • Advisory committee of the Learning and Teaching Expo, Hong Kong 
  • Ph.D. dissertation co-supervisor, master’s thesis supervisor and committee member


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