Prof. Shu-Chen Li, Ph.D.

Prof. Shu-Chen Li, Ph.D.

Personal information

Li, Shu-Chen, Prof., Ph.D.
Chair of Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)

Current position

Professor of Lifespan Developmental Neuroscience (since 2012)

Role within partner site

Research on neurocognitive development, neurocognitive aging, digital medicine;

Relevant work experience

Developmental psychologist with focus on digital medicine & neurocognitive aging;

2019– Co-Speaker, Excellence Cluster (DFG funded): Centre for Tactile Internet with Human in-the-Loop (CeTI)

2006–2012 Senior Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

2008–2014 Honorary Professor of Psychology, Free University of Berlin

2006–2008 Adjunct Professor Brain Research Center, College of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

1998–2006 Research Scientist Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

Professional background

1995–1998 Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

1994–1995 Postdoc, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

1994 PhD in Cognitive Psychology University of Oklahoma, USA

Main research focus

Neurocognitive Development across the Lifespan;
Digitalized Human-Machine Interactions, Digital Medicine;
Cultural Neuroscience and Mental Health;


5 out of 119; SCOPUS h-index 51

Ilg L, …, Li SC (2018). Long-term impacts of prenatal synthetic glucocorticoids exposure on functional brain correlates of cognitive monitoring in adolescence. Sci Rep 8:7715. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-26067-3.

Buritica JMR, …, Li SC (2016). Electrophysiological correlates of observational learning in children. Dev Sci 19:699–709.

Papenberg G, …, Li SC (2013). Lower theta inter-trial phase coherence during performance monitoring is related to reaction time variability: a lifespan study. NeuroImage 83:912–920.

Passow S, …, Li SC (2013). Development of attentional control of verbal auditory attention from middle to late childhood: comparisons to healthy aging. Dev Psychol 49:1982–1993.

Li SC et al (2004). Transformations in the couplings among intellectual abilities and constituent cognitive processes across the life span. Psychol Sci 5:155–163.

Additional information

Board memberships: Member of Board of Trustees Körber-Stiftung (since 2020); Chair of ERC grant review panel (2018–2019); Editorial Board Member Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (since 2008); Associate Editor, APA Journal Developmental Psychology (2010–2014);


One Team – One Vision

Prof. Dr. med. Antje Körner
Leipzig University
Department of Pediatrics
Liebigstr. 20a
04103 Leipzig
Phone: +49 341 97 26500

Prof. Dr. med. Reinhard Berner
University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, TUD
Department of Pediatrics
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 458 2440


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