THE JEON LAB

RESEARCH KEYWORDS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

EXPLORE HIGH-LEVEL COGNITION IN THE HUMAN BRAIN

LABORATORY OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

• We try to understand the neural correlates involved in high-level cognition in humans, emphasizing the function of the prefrontal cortex in relation to other areas in the brain.

• Particularly, we are interested in how people deal with complex sequences of inputs in everyday lives using cognitive control, in other words, complex sequence processing. This is related to various cognitive processes such as achieving goals, making inferences, grasping regularities, and making predictions and time perception.

• Brain big-data analysis is also one of our research topics, establishing cognitive models for functional as well as structural networks in the brain out of neuroimaging data.

• We also investigate how executive functions influence on human language processing in the aspects of semantics, syntax, and pragmatics.

RESEARCH METHODS

• We employ various cognitive neuroscience methods including functional & diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI & dMRI), resting-state fMRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), computational modeling, psychophysics (behavioral testing), and neuropsychological assessment (testing of patient populations).

• Using these methods, we unravel functional and structural networks involved in the high-level cognition in the human brain and establish computational models to increase our understanding of optimized cognitive processes in humans.

 

PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS

 

PUBLICATIONS​

Interns in January, 2017

Shin, Minho

Lee, Changjun

Park, Jungtak

Yoo, Taehyun

Mathematical expertise modulates the architecture of dorsal and cortico-thalamic white matter tracts

Jeon, H.-A., Kuhl, U., Friederici, Scientific Reports (2019)

중국인 학습자의 한국어 모음 습득에 대한 뇌반응 연구 -MMN과 숙달도-

이선영, 조정화, 남기춘, 전현애, 김영주. 국어교육 (2019)

Artificial and convolutional neural networks for assessing functional connectivity in resting-state functional near infrared spectroscopy

Behboodi, B., Lim, S.-H., Luna, M., Jeon, H.-A., Choi, J.-W. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (2019)

한국어 용언 어절 재인에 미치는 어휘 변인의 영향 -모어 화자와 고급 학습자의 예

김영주, 이선진, 이은하, 남기춘, 전현애, 이선영. 한국어교육 (2018)

한국어 단어 재인 시 선행 어절의 의미적‧통사적 정보가 미치는 영향: 점화연구

남기춘, 이은하, 전현애, 이선영, 김영주. 국어국문학 (2018)

Neurocognitive study on the ongoing merge of Korean vowels /e/(/ㅔ/) and /?/(/ㅐ/):

Comparing MMNs of younger and older generations

이선영, 김지영, 남기춘, 전현애, 김영주. 음성음운형태론연구 (2018)

What does "being an expert" mean to the brain? Functional specificity and connectivity in expertise.

Jeon, H.-A. & Friederici, A. D. ​Cerebral Cortex (2016)

Degree of automaticity and the prefrontal cortex.

Jeon, H.-A., Friederici, A. D. Trends in Cognitive Sciences (2015)

Functional network mirrored in the prefrontal cortex, caudate nucleus and thalamus: High resolution functional imaging and structural connectivity.

Jeon, H.-A., Anwander, A., Friederici, A. D. Journal of Neuroscience (2014)

Hierarchical processing in the prefrontal cortex in a variety of cognitive domains.

Jeon, H.-A. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience (2014)

Two principles of organization in the prefrontal cortex are cognitive hierarchy and degree of automaticity.

Jeon, H.-A., Friederici, A. D. Nature Communications (2013)

Effect of lexical proficiency on reading strategies used for shallow and deep orthographies.

Jeon, H.-A. Neuroreport (2012)

Increased basal forebrain metabolism in mild cognitive impairment: An evidence for brain reserve in incipient dementia.

Kim, M.-J., Lee, K.-M., Son, Y.-D., Jeon, H.-A., Kim, Y.-B., Cho, Z.-H. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (2012)

Dual routes for verbal repetition: Articulation-based and acoustic-phonetic codes for pseudoword and word repetition, respectively.

Yoo, S., Chung, J.-Y., Jeon, H.-A., Lee, K.-M., Kim, Y.-B., Cho, Z.-H. Brain and Language (2012)

Impairments of syntactic comprehension in Korean and the location of ischemic stroke lesions: A voxel-based lesion-symptom mapping study.

Kim, M.-J., Jeon, H.-A., Lee, K.-M. Behavioural Neurology (2010)

Diagnostic utility of sound naming in early Alzheimer’s disease.

Jeon, H.-A., Lee, K.-M. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (2009)

Neural substrates of semantic relationships: Common and distinct left-frontal activities for generation of synonyms vs. antonyms.

Jeon, H.-A., Lee, K.-M., Kim, Y.-B., Cho, Z.-H. Neuroimage (2009)

Neuroimaging features in a case of developmental central auditory processing disorder.

Kim, M.-J., Jeon, H.-A., Lee, K.-M., Son, Y.-D., Kim, Y.-B., Cho, Z.-H. Journal of the Neurological Sciences (2009)

Functional MRI study on working memory of orthography.

Jeon, H.-A., Lee, K.-M. Experimental Neurobiology (2006)

 

NEWS & UPDATES

A new graduate student has joined the lab.

March, 2019

Welcome to our lab, Minho! 

Taehyun joined the internship at the Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM-1) Forschungszentrum in Jülich, Germany. 

January & February, 2019

Taehyun had a great opportunity to work with Dr. Jan Schreiber learning diffusion MRI at Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM-1).

Jungtak presented his study at SfN in San Diego, USA.

November, 2018

Jungtak enjoyed lots of comments and suggestions from researchers all around the world. Thanks for showing interests in our study.

Hee Dong presented his study at the Society for The Neurobiology of Language (SNL) in the beautiful Quebec city, Canada. 

August, 2018

Hee Dong received lots of suggestion and advice! Thanks for showing interests in our study.

Kyung Hwan joined the internship at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. 

July & August, 2018

Kyung Hawn has joined the internship at Neurophysics Department in Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany for two months. We wish you the best in Leipzig!

Hee Dong and Jungtak presented their studies at the Korean Society for Cognitive Science. 

June, 2018

Hee Dong and Jungtak presented their studies in the Korean Society for Cognitive Science. All the lab members enjoyed the scientific gathering!

Kyung Hwan successfully presented his first study in Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting in Boston, USA. 

March, 2018

Kyung Hwan participated in the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in Boston and presented his work successfully.

Hee Dong won the travel fund for international conferences. 

March, 2018

Hee Dong was selected as one of the recipients of the International Conference Travel Fund at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at DGIST. Two thumbs up! :)

New graduate students have joined the lab. 

March, 2018

Taehyun and Jungtak joined our lab! Welcome!

Kyung Hwan won the best presentation award in Korean Society for Psycholinguistics. 

February 9, 2018

Kyung Hawn won the best presentation award at the 2018 conference of The Korean Society for Psycholinguistics. Congratulations! 

Launch of the DGIST-MPI Research Partner Center

November 29, 2017

The Jeon Lab became the Research Partner Center of the Max Planck Institute of the Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. For more information, click here in English or in Korean

Distinguished lecture presented by Dr. Angela D. Friederici 

November 29, 2017

Hyeon-Ae's post-doc supervisor (a.k.a. her scientific mama) visited DGIST and talked about her research at the Distinguished Lecture Series. Thanks Dr. Friederici!

Kyung Hwan received the DGIST Presidential Fellowship. 

September, 2017

Kyung Hwan was awarded the DGIST Presidential Fellowship (DPF) scholarship. Congrats, Kyung Hwan!

ICCS 2017 IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN

August, 2017

Hyeon-Ae Jeon attended ICCS (The 11th International Conference on Cognitive Science). There, she met lots of great researchers, getting inspired and highly motivated by great works. The good news is that 2019 ICCS will be held in Seoul, Korea!

A new graduate student has joined the lab. 

July, 2017

We have the second newbie here! Let's welcome Hee Dong! We wish you all the best :)

OHBM 2017 in Vancouver, Canada

June, 2017

Hyeon-Ae Jeon participated in OHBM (Organization of Human Brain Mapping) conference in Vancouver. She and her collaborator, Ulrike Kuhl, presented their diffusion MRI data about mathematical expertise. Thanks for all the feedback and comments!

The very first behavioral experiment

April, 2017

The very first behavioral experiment of our lab has just launched! Find out more on the facebook.

The first lab member has joined the lab. 

March, 2017

Attention! We have a newbie! Please welcome Kyung Hwan Cheon, a new graduate student! His enthusiasm for cognitive neuroscience has finally found its place here in Jeon lab. We wish him all the best!

The Jeon Lab goes into partnership with Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. 

September, 2016

Five years of joint research and shared curiosity in a variety of open research issues have facilitated the establishment of a partner group between the Department of Neuropsychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the DGIST in Korea. The overall goal of the group is to understand how we process language in individual sequences and to determine which role Broca’s area plays in other cognitive abilities.

 
 

JOB OPENINGS

INTERNSHIP

We strongly recommend students to join the internship program and experience our lab before you apply for the graduate school. 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

The Jeon lab has openings available for new graduate students. If you are interested, please contact me via email (jeonha@dgist.ac.kr) and see the web-page below.

JOB OPENING FOR A POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Position Description:

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher who can augment and extend the current research strengths of the lab and who have strong research potential.


Key Responsibilities:

The position entails contribution to ongoing research involving neuroimaging (functional/structural MRI, diffusion MRI) as well as behavioral experiment in cognitive neuroscience. In addition to hands-on conduct of experiments, duties will also include manuscript preparation, presentation of findings at conferences, and oversight of research activities of PhD students.


Skills and Qualifications:

A PhD degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging, biomedical engineering or equivalent.

Research experience in behavioral experiment and brain imaging.


If you are interested, please send your CV to jeonha@dgist.ac.kr with "Job application for a post-doctoral researcher" in the title.

VOLUNTEERS FOR EXPERIMENTS

We invite you to participate in various experiments raging from behavioral studies to brain imaging. Please see our facebook lab page.

GALLERY

Let's showcase the fantastic, fabulous, and funny moments of our team. Check it out!

Neuroimaging Workshop
Fall in!
Hee Dong and the poster
Jung Tak and the poster
Prof.Friederici's visit to DGIST
Birthday Party with Crazy & Funny Faces :-(
Kyung Hwan at CNS
Birthday Party
Birthday Party
The Best Presentation Award
Hee Dong's Sofa Evaluation
Birthday Party with Crazy & Funny Faces :-(
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CONTACT US!

Email: jeonha at dgist.ac.kr

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)
333 Techno jungang-daero, Hyeonpung-
myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, 42988, Korea

 

INTERNS

[January 2019] Ahn, Aegyeong; Baek, Myunghoon

[July 2018] Jang, Yonghun; Choi, Juyeon

[July 2017] Yoo, Taehyun; Park, Jungtak; Kim, Junhan; Shin, Woo Jae; Chun, Byoungchan

[January, 2017] Shin, Minho; Lee, Changjun; Park, Jungtak; Yoo, Taehyun

 

Jeon, Hyeon-Ae 

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor at the Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences, DGIST

Email: jeonha at dgist.ac.kr

Phone: +82 (0)53 785 6151


I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Cognitive Science at Seoul National University in 2007. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at Neuroscience Research Institute in Korea, I moved to Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Germany and worked as a research scientist until 2016. I joined Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences in DGIST in September, 2016. I am also a principal investigator of Partner Group of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the Department for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, DGIST.

Yoon, Hee Dong

Graduate Student since September, 2017

Hee Dong Yoon graduated from Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and HSSP (Health, Science, Society, and Policy). During his years at Brandeis, Hee Dong was interested in neuropsychological bases of perception and neurodegenerative disorders. At DGIST, he is mainly studying the mechanism behind figurative language comprehension, especially metaphors.
Hee Dong loves listening to music and is an ardent fan of Hanhwa Eagles.

Yoo, Taehyun

Graduate Student since March, 2018

Taehyun graduated from DGIST in 2018 with a bachlor's degree in convergence science. He used to be a "super-intern" in the Jeon Lab in 2017 and finally became the lab member since March in 2018. He is so much interested in the processing of hierarchical structure using multi-sensory information.  He loves playing soccer.

Park, Jungtak

Graduate Student since March, 2018

Jungtak graduated from DGIST in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in convergence science. He was one of the "super-interns" and now he is ready to become a "super-researcher" focusing on functional connectivity in learning sequences.

Shin, Minho

Graduate Student since March, 2019

A smart student with full of curiosity.

FORMER LAB MEMBERS

Cheon, Kyung-Hwan 

M.S., 2019

Chun, Byoungchan 

Undergraduate Research Assistant

March 2018 ~ August 2018

MEET THE LAB MEMBERS