Welcome to the Human Affective Neuroscience (HumAN) lab! We are located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We are moving to Sungkyunkwan University in the summer. 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.
Updates & Announcements
Mar. 12, 2020
If you are interested in joining the HumAN lab at SKKU, please email Dr. Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jan. 25, 2020
New fMRI paper highlighting the representational structure of affect in the fusiform gyrus and the amygdala is in press at Affective Science. [read more]
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
Preprint of an fMRI study showing amygdala-NAcc coupling underpins positive but not negative coloring of surprise 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]
Oct. 2, 2019
New paper exploring the impact of maternal protection on the corticolimbic circuit is in press at Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. [read more]