Department of Neurobiology
Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510, USA
1989 B. Econ. Economics. Seoul National University
1995 Ph.D. Neuroscience. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Honors & Awards
1986-1989 Danam Fellowship, Danam Foundation, Korea
1987-1989 Fellowship for Prominent Collegians, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, Korea
1989-1990 University Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
1989-1995 Fellowship for Study Abroad, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies, Korea
1999-2003 McDonnell-Pew Grant in Cognitive Neuroscience, James S McDonnell Foundation, USA
1995-1997 Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota
1997-2000 Assistant Profsesor, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
2000-2006 Assistant Professor, University of Rochester
2006-2012 Associate Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
2012-present Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
Invited Conference Presentations
• Society for Neuroscience, Symposium on Neural Correlates of Primate Decision Making, Nov 8-12, 2003, New Orleans, LA.
• COE International symposium on attention and decision, May 19-21, 2004, Tamagawa University, Tokyo, Japan
• Neurobiology of decision-making, May 22-25, 2005, Banbury Center, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
• Okinawa computational neuroscience course, July 1-10, 2005, Okinawa Japan
• Functional architecture and neuronal computations in the prefrontal cortex, Cosyne Workshop, March 9-10, 2006, The Canyons, UT
• Prefrontal cortex, working memory and flexible behavior, Kavli Symposium, May 4-5, 2006, New Haven, CT
• APS 18th Annual convention, May 27, 2006, New York, NY
• Reward and decision making in cortico-basal ganglia networks, June 1-4, 2006, Lake Arrowhead, CA.
• 22nd International symposium on attention and performance, July 2-8, 2006, Macon, France
• 10th Tamagawa-Riken Dynamic Brain Forum-DBF2007, March 5-9, 2007, Hakuba, Japan
• OIST Workshop on Cognitive Neurobiology, March 11-15, 2007, Okinawa, Japan
• Neural Bases of Reward and Decision Making, September 4-7, 2007, Institute Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC), Lisbon, Portugal (photos)
• New York University Center for Neural Science 9th Biennial Symposium on Neuroeconomics: Decision Making and the Brain, January 11-13, 2008.
• Todai-Yale Initiative. Mind, Brain, and Society: Neurocognitive Approaches to the Social Sciences, April 25, 2008, New Haven, CT.
• World Science Forum 2008, April 28-30, 2008, Seoul, Korea.
• The Physiological Society's Annual Main Meeting, Symposium on The Neural Basis of Reward and Economic Decision Making, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, July 14-16, 2008.
• Evolution of Social Psychology Workshop, Cognitive Science Program, Yale University, November 7-9, 2008.
• RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan, July 13-24, 2009.
• Perspective of decision neuroscience: beyond the biological approach of brain science. XXXVI International Congress of Physiological Sciences. Kyoto, Japan, July 27-August 1, 2009.
• Reward and decision making in the brain, Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2010. (photos)
• Frontal lobes 2010 Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2010.
• Workshop on Natural Environment, Tasks and Intelligence, University of Texas, Austin, 2010.
• Workshop on Computations, Decisions, and Movement, Castle of Rauischholzhausen, Germany, 2010. (photos).
• Neural circuits of decision making, Janelia Farm, March 6-9, 2011.
• Critical contribution of the orbitofrontal cortex to behavior, New York Academy of Sciences, March 30-April 1, 2011.
• Gordon Research Conference on Neurobiology of Cognition, Lucca, Italy, July, 2012.
• 28th Center for Visual Science Symposium on "Computational Foundations of Perception and Action", University of Rochester, June, 2012.
• 5th Reward and Decision Meeting, Hawaii. March 5-7, 2013
• Neuroeconomics: Recent advances and future directions. June 15-20, 2014. Erice, Sicily, Italy.
• Guardian Unlimited: Monkey Puzzle: Rock, Paper, Scissors,...Banana? (September 25, 2007)
• Chosun Daily: Event News - Analysis of the consumer's brain helps marketing research (April 25, 2008)
• Donga Daily: Brain knows why you're selling good stocks (April 25, 2008)
• Chosun Daily: Secrets of "three-now-four-later" revealed (July 9, 2008)
• Science Daily: Brain Activity Encodes Reward Magnitude and Delay During Choice (July 11, 2008).
• Donga Daily: Mysteries of neurons (August 1, 2008)
• PBS Nighly Business Report: Your Mind and Your Money - Animal Instincts for Saving and Spending (March 15, 2010).
• Interview with ScienceOn (September 27, 2010). On Neuroscience and Cognition.
• Hankyoreh (Oct 6, 2010). Brain sciences influence humanities and social sciences.
• Hartford Courant / Seattle Times (May 25, 2011). Regrets: monkeys have them, too.
• io9 (May 25, 2011) Monkeys experience regret over a game of rock-paper-scissors.
• NBC / ZME Science (May 26, 2011) Monkeys have regrets, too
• Daily Mail (UK) (May 26, 2011) Monkey see, monkey D'OH!
• The West Australian (May 27, 2011) Regrets, I've had a few: monkeys.
• The Sydney Morning Herald (May 28, 2011) Regrets, they've had a few: monkeys offer science insights on depression.
• Time (May 31, 2011) Monkeys, like humans, make bad choices and regret them, too.
• MIT technology & review (July 27, 2011) Age-related memory loss reversed in monkeys.
• US News & World Report (July 27, 2011) Age-related memory loss may be reversible, animal study suggests.
• Time (July 27, 2011) Study: blood pressure drug may treat senior moments.
• Discover Magazine (July 27, 2011) Memory improves when neurons fire in youthful surroundings.
• National Geographic (July 28, 2011) Drug could make aging brains more youthful?
• ABC Science (July 28, 2011) Memory fails to fire in ageing monkeys.
• FOX News (July 28, 2011) Forgetful? The key may be to turn brain cells 'young' again.
• Daily Mail (UK) (July 28, 2011) Forget-me-not: memory loss could be reversible thanks to medical tweaks made to 'mental sketch pad'.
• Guardian (Junly 29, 2011) Drug for hyperactivity may help reverse memory decline in ageing brains.
• Donga Science (August 17, 2011) Which brain area makes trading decisions?
• Shin-donga (September, 2011) Economy ruled by those unlocking the secrets of the brain (interview).