Perceptual and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab



Won Mok Shim, PhD, Principal Investigator


Won Mok received her PhD at Harvard University under the guidance of Patrick Cavanagh. She then worked with Yuhong Jiang at Harvard and Nancy Kanwisher at MIT as a post-doctoral fellow. In 2010, she started as an Assistant professor in Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College. Now she is an Assistant professor in the Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research at Sungkyunkwan University.


Contact: wonmokshim (at)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kyeong-Jin Tark


Kyeong-Jin received B.A. and M.A. from Yonsei University (advisor: Min-Shik Kim) and Ph.D. from New York University (advisor: Clayton Curtis).  Then, as a post-doctoral fellow, she worked with Do-Joon Yi and Min-Shik Kim at Yonsei University. Since she joined our lab, she has investigated the relationship of emotion and cognition and the underlying neural mechanism.


Contact: kj.tark (at)



Research Staff

Sunyoung Park


Sunyoung received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and master's degree in Cognitive Science from Yonsei University. Her current interest is in fluctuation in sustained attention. In her spare time, she likes playing guitar and traveling.


Contact: suny5803 (at)

Graduate Students

Insub Kim


Insub is a first-year graduate student. He is interested in top-down mechanisms of perception and cognition.


Contact: insubkim (at)


Daehyun Kim


Daehyun is a second-year graduate student. His research interest lies in  the interaction between emotion and color perception. His current research project involves how mood impacts the way we categorize different colors.


Contact: gtgreat (at)

Hayoung Song


Hayoung is a graduate student in our lab. She received her B.A. in psychology at Sungkyunkwan University. Hayoung is currently investigating how act of inhibition interacts with memory control, and how prediction modulates overall connectivity of our brain.





Eunhee Ji


Eunhee is a PhD student at Yonsei University (advisor: Min-Shik Kim) and she is currently working with Dr. Shim. She is investigating whether high-level cognitive processes such as working memory, cognitive control, and prediction could operate without consciousness.





Undergraduate Assistants

Youngmin Jeon


Youngmin is a second-year undergraguate student in global biomedical engineering . He is interested in connection between brain and emotion.




Jaehyeon Hwang


 Jaehyeon Hwang is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Genetic Engineering. He is Intersted in genetics, espescially in epgenetics. Also he is interested in consciousness and cognition.




Graduate Alumni

  • Qing Yu (Postdoctoral fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. of Psychiatry)
  • Kirsten Ziman (Lab Manager, Dartmouth College, Psychological and Brain Sciences)
  • Feilong Ma (PhD Student, Dartmouth College, Psychological and Brain Sciences)
  • Ariana Familiar  (PhD Student, University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Psychology)
  • Edmund Chong (PhD Student, NYU Neuroscience Institute)
  • Hsin-Hung Li (PhD Student, NYU Dept. of Psychology)
  • Stefan Uddenberg (PhD Student, Yale University Dept. of Psychology)

Undergraduate Alumni

  • Catherine Baker
  • Niyonta Chowdhury
  • Max David
  • Carrie Ann Davison
  • Elizabeth Fairless
  • Dylan Gabel
  • Yeuyue Guo
  • Nora Kim
  • Jesse Menville
  • Anisha Mohin



  • Anna Noreuil
  • Emily Porter
  • Jingya Qiu
  • Rona Sun
  • Ben Weill
  • Erica Westenberg
  • Wendy Xiao
  • Emily Grabowski
  • Zoe Guttendorf
  • Lion Herfort