Liyu Cao Ph.D.


Room  H 10


Department of Psychology (III)

Röntgenring 11

97070 Würzburg, Germany

Phone: +49 931 318 6838

Fax:     +49 931 318 2815


Research Interest

Sensory attenuation

Brain oscillations




Liyu Cao studied psychology in Wuhan (BSc, 2012; China) and Glasgow (PhD, 2016; Scotland). He has a broad research interest with a focus on the relationship between action and perception. He joined the department in 2016 working as a postdoc for the  ERC starting grant „BBRhythms“ awarded to Dr. Haendel.


Part of the group Brain and Body Rhythms




Cao, L., Thut, G., & Gross, J. ( in press). The role of brain oscillations in predicting self-generated sounds. NeuroImage. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.11.001

Cao, L., & Hu, Y. (2016). Beta rebound in visuomotor adaptation: still the status quo? Journal of neuroscience. 36 (24), 6365-6367. pdf.

Cao, L., Klepp, A., Schnitzler, A., Gross, J., & Biermann-Ruben, K. (2016). Auditory perception modulated by word reading. Experimental Brain Research. 234 (10), 3049-3057.pdf.

Cao, L., & Gross, J. (2015). Cultural differences in Perceiving Sounds Generated by Others: Self Matters. Frontiers in psychology, 6. pdf.

Cao, L., & Gross, J. (2015). Attention wins over sensory attenuation in a sound detection task. PloS one, 10(8), e0136585.  pdf.

Kessler, K., Cao, L., O'Shea, K. J., & Wang, H. (2014). A cross-culture, cross-gender comparison of perspective taking mechanisms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1785), 20140388.  pdf.