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

Nov. 18, 2020

E-young Jung joins the HumAN lab. Welcome to the team, E-young! [read more]

Nov. 13, 2020

Nayoung was awarded the SKKU Graduate School Scholarship. Congrats, Nayoung!

Oct. 22, 2020

Dr. Kim was invited to speak at the Neuro@Noon Seminar, hosted by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at SKKU and IBS Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research. [read more]

Oct. 16, 2020

New preprint in which we attempt to identify a connectome-wide functional signature of trait anger is available at bioRxiv. [read more]

Sep. 26, 2020

Wonyoung Kim joins the HumAN lab. Welcome to the team, Wonyoung! [read more]

Sep. 21, 2020

Dr. Kim is accepting graduate students for Spring 2021 admission. If you are interested in joining our lab, please contact Dr. Kim at [read more]

Aug. 12, 2020

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

Jul. 29, 2020

Nayoung Kim joins the HumAN lab. Welcome to the team, Nayoung! [read more]

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]

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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