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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

Jun. 1, 2021

Dr. Kim received a 3-year research grant from the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). Future HumAN lab research endeavors will be funded by this grant. 

May. 21, 2021

A new paper that explores a connectome-wide functional signature of trait anger has been accepted for publication at Clinical Psychological Science. [read more]

May. 17, 2021

Dr. Kim was interviewed by the SKKU Webzine, our university's official online magazine. [read more]

Apr. 16, 2021

Dr. Kim joined the Korean Society for Cognitive and Biological Psychology leadership as a Board Member.

Apr. 9, 2021

HumAN lab undergraduate RAs Wonyoung, E-Young, Chaebin, Sujin, Seohyeon and Hayoung have been selected to be supported by the SKKU Co-Deep Learning Project program. 

Apr. 1, 2021

Nayoung published her first paper that reviews task-based fMRI studies showing altered corticolimbic responsivity in GAD. [read more]

Mar. 9, 2021

Dr. Kim was selected to receive the APS Rising Star award from the Association for Psychological Science. [read more]

Mar. 1, 2021

Dr. Kim was interviewed by KUNEWS to discuss Zoom fatigue in the age of COVID-19. [read more]

Jan. 23, 2021

We are thrilled to have Dr. Juyoen Hur from Yonsei University as our lab's first invited speaker! Dr. Hur will talk about her research on Feb. 1, 2021. [read more]  

Jan. 22, 2021

Wonyoung and Sujin have been accepted to the Combined Bachelor & Master (CBM) program. They will make the transition to graduate students in due course.

We Are Attending

Jul. 29-31, 2021

Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP)

*virtual conference due to COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 13-16, 2021

Society for Affective Science (SAS)

*virtual conference due to COVID-19 pandemic

Dec. 18-19, 2020

Korean Society for Neuropsychology Research

*virtual conference due to COVID-19 pandemic

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