Note: Publications before late 2002 were published under name "Zhaoping Li (i.e., Li Z.)", and those after were published under name "Li Zhaoping (i.e., Zhaoping L.)".
A review paper for physicists on studying vision and brainZhaoping L. (2016) Brains studying brains: look before you think in vision, Physical Biology, 13(2016)035002.
A pedagogic review of the "V1 Saliency Hypothesis" can be found in chapter 5 of the textbook Understanding Vision: theory, models, and data ,2014, Oxford University Press, this chapter is available in the the sample chapters of the book.
A review paper on early visual processes
Zhaoping L. Theoretical Understanding of the early visual processes by data compression and data selection in Network: Computation in neural systems 17(4):301-334 (2006).
An opinion/review paper on a theory of primary visual cortex
Li Z. (2002) A saliency map in primary visual cortex Published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences Vol 6. No.1. Jan. 2002, page 9-16 [abstract]
Zhaoping L. (2016) Olfactory object recognition, segmentation, adaptation, target seeking, and discrimination by the network of the olfactory bulb and cortex: computational model and experimental data Volume 11, Pages 30 to 39, Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences.
Li Z. (1995) Modeling the Sensory Computations of the Olfactory Bulb or PDF version
Published in Models of Neural Networks Vol. 2, Eds. E. Domany, J. L. van Hemmen, and K. Schulten, page 221-251. Springer-Verlag New York, 1995 [fig1] or PDF version [fig2and3] or PDF version [fig4and5] or PDF version
Zhaoping L. Lewis A. Scarpetta S. Mathematical analysis and simulations of the neural circuit for locomotion in lamprey. Physical Review Letters 92, 198106 (2004). Abstract
L. Zhaoping (2002) Computational vision --- a window to our brain
Presentation CUSPEA conference on "Physics in twenty first century" in June 2002, Beijing.
Zhaoping L. (2007) A bottom up visual saliency map in the primary visual cortex --- theory and its experimental tests
Adapted from the invited presentation at COSYNE (Computational and Systems Neuroscience) conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Feb. 2007
Zhaoping L. (2013) A theory of the primary visual cortex (V1): predictions, experimental tests, and implications for future research , click here for a video (kindly provided by Udo Ernst) of this lecture, presented in the plenary symposium "Visual perception meets computational neuroscience" at European conference on visual perception (ECVP), Bremen, Germany, Aug. 27, 2013.