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Jing Feng

Assoc Professor

Department of Psychology

Poe Hall 730

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Jing Feng is an Associate Professor in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program at the Department of Psychology, North Carolina State University. She completed her undergraduate study at Zhejiang University in China and received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Prior to joining NC State, she received postdoctoral training at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest on the cognitive neuroscience of aging, and at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the University of Toronto, on human factors in driving.

Dr. Feng conducts research integrating theories of attention and relevant applications in human factors. On the theoretical side, she studies attention across the visual field, individual differences and age-related changes in attention, as well as the effects of cognitive training. On the practical side, she applies these theoretical findings to understand aging and driving, driver distraction, driver-automation interaction, and the design of information displays. She is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award and the 2023 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and is selected as a member of NC State’s 2017-2018 class of University Faculty Scholars. She is recognized with the Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement from Division 21 (Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2021 and has been elected to an APA Fellow in 2023.


Research Publications

Recent Journal Publications


Recent Conference Papers
  • Yuan, J., Bai, X. Alilis, A., Liu, M., Huang, H., & Feng, J. (2023). Understanding the Preferences for Lower-Limb Prosthesis: A Think-Aloud Study during User-Guided Auto-Tuning. To appear in Proceedings of the 2023 HFES 67th International Annual Meeting.
  • Bai, X., & Feng, J. (2023). What Does That Car Mean? The Influence of Vehicle Motion and Symbolic Patterns of LED Signals on Pedestrians’ Interpretation of a Vehicle’s Intent. To appear in Proceedings of the 2023 HFES 67th International Annual Meeting.


Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology University of Toronto 2011

M.A. Cognitive Psychology University of Toronto 2006

B.S. Applied Psychology Zhejiang University 2005

Area(s) of Expertise

Spatial, selective, and sustained attention; Age-related changes in attention, driving safety, and brain plasticity; Driver distraction, mind wandering, driver-automation interaction; Information displays to facilitate attentional processing