Human Affective Neuroscience Lab




Welcome to the Human Affective Neuroscience (HumAN) lab! We are located at Sungkyunkwan University, in the heart of Seoul, South Korea. The overarching goal of our research is to understand the psychological and neurobiological mechanisms that underpin how we experience our own emotions and evaluate the emotions of others. 

At the HumAN lab, we examine how different aspects of affective information are encoded, manipulated, and integrated in the brain. We also investigate individual differences in such processes on both behavioral and neural levels, and their implications for mental health. We combine experimental psychology, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), and computational tools to answer research questions pertaining to affective science.

HumAN Lab

Updates & Announcements

Aug. 12, 2020

Seokyung Kim visits us all the way from Grinnell and joins the HumAN lab. Welcome to the team, Seokyung!

Jul. 29, 2020

Nayoung Kim joins the HumAN lab. Welcome to the team, Nayoung!

Jul. 17, 2020

fMRI paper showing amygdala-NAcc coupling and positive coloring of surprise is published at Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. [read more]

May. 17, 2020

We've added a Media page that provides a list of links to press coverage, interviews, and professional commentaries of our research. [read more]

Apr. 18, 2020

fMRI paper highlighting the representational structure of affect in the fusiform gyrus and the amygdala is published at Affective Science. [read more]

Apr. 9, 2020

Dr. Kim was invited to speak at the Neuroeconomics Seminar in the University of Zurich. The presentation was done via Zoom. [read more]

Mar. 1, 2020

We are moving to Sungkyunkwan University in the summer! Dr. Kim will be joining the Department of Psychology at SKKU as an Assistant Professor.

Oct. 28, 2019

New preprint that compares the pattern similarity of meta-analysis maps and individual contrast maps of emotion categories is available at bioRxiv. [read more]

Oct. 21, 2019

New paper examining how corticolimbic circuit moderates a link between childhood adversity and later anxiety is in press at Neuroimage: Clinical. [read more]

We Are Attending

Aug. 27-28, 2020

Korean Society for Cognitive and Biological Psychology

Yesan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea

*virtual conference due to COVID-19 pandemic

Jun. 11-12, 2020

Reading Emotions Symposium

Reading, UK

*virtual conference due to COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 23-25, 2020

Society for Affective Science (SAS)

San Francisco, CA, USA

*virtual conference due to COVID-19 pandemic

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