Su Keun Jeong, Ph. D.

Contact:
Department of Structure & Function of Neural Network
Korea Brain Research Institute
61 Cheomdan-ro Dong-gu Daegu 41068
South Korea
skjeong at kbri.re.kr
 

Academic Appointment

2016 - Present    Principal Investigator
                            Human Brain & Cognition Lab
                            Korea Brain Research Institute, Daegu, South Korea

2016 - 2016        Postdoctoral Research Associate
                            Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
                            Advisor: Jason Fischer

2014 - 2016        Postdoctoral Research Associate
                            Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
                            Advisor: Sabine Kastner

Education

2014    Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA            
            Advisor: Yaoda Xu
                                        
2012    A.M. Cognitive Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
                        
2007    M.A. Cognitive Psychology, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
             Advisor: Min-Shik Kim

2002    B.A. Psychology/Library and Information Sciences, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Publications

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (accepted) Task-context dependent linear representation of multiple visual objects in human parietal cortex, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Kastler, S., Chen, Q., Jeong, S. K., & Mruczek, R. E. B. (in press) A brief comparative review of primate posterior parietal cortex: a novel hypothesis on the human toolmaker, Neuropsychologia

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2016The impact of top-down spatial attention on laterality and hemispheric asymmetry in the human parietal cortex, Journal of Vision, 16(10):2, 1-21.

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2016) Behaviorally relevant abstract object identity representation in the human parietal cortex, Journal of Neuroscience, 36(5): 1607-1619. [full text] [see journal club and author response] [F1000 Prime Recommended] [BRIC recommended]

Xu, Y. & Jeong, S. (2015). The contribution of human superior intra-parietal sulcus to visual short-term memory and perception. In: Mechanisms of Sensory Working Memory: Attention and Performance XXV, Jolicoeur, P. and Martinez-Trujillo, J. (eds.). [Amazon link]

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2013) Neural representation of targets and distractors during object individuation and identification. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 117-126. [full text]

Williamson, K., Scolari, M., Jeong, S. K., Kim, M.-S., & Awh, E. (2009) Experience-dependent changes in the topography of visual crowding. Journal of Vision, 9(11):15, 1-9. [full text]

Jeong, S. K. & Kim, M.-S. (2007) Monetary incentives enhance attentional effects on social and emotional judgment, Korean Journal of Experimental Psychology, 19(4), 365-382.

Presentations

Jeong, S. K. (2017) Context dependent visual object representation in human parietal cortex. Korean Society for Human Brain Mapping, Seoul, South Korea (presented as a talk)

Martin, A., Wang, L., Saalmann, Y., Shestyuk, A., Jeong, S. K., Crone, N., Parvizi, J., Knight, R., & Kastner, S. (2015) Modulation of intracranial field potential responses in the human large-scale attention network during a spatial attention task. Vision Sciences Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2014) Abstract face identity representation in human superior intra-parietal sulcus reflects perceived face identity similarity. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC (presented as a talk)

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2014) Task-context dependent visual object representation in human parietal cortex. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, FL

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2013) Object identity representation in human superior intra-parietal sulcus. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA 

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2013) The representation of face identity in human parietal cortex. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL. (presented as a talk)

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2012) Flexible visual information representation in human parietal cortex. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2012) Decoding location and category information in human parietal cortex. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2011) Hemispheric bias in the parietal region depends on top-down attentional engagement. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2011) Parietal laterality effect in visual information processing during object individuation and identification. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL. 

Jeong, S. K. & Xu, Y. (2010) Neural representation of targets and distractors during object individuation and identification. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Jeong, S. K. & Kim, M. -S. (2008) Social and emotional biases increase with monetary incentives through attentional inhibition. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL. 

Jeong, S. K. & Kim, M. -S. (2007) Monetary incentives increase attentional effects on social and emotional judgment. Meeting of Korean Society of Experimental Psychology. Pyeongtaek, Korea.

Ahn, J. W., Jeong, S. K. & Kim, M.-S. (2006) Top-down attentional shift influences object working memory task: A distinction between ‘what’ and ‘where’ in VWM still remains uncertain. Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Sarasota, FL. 

Teaching Experience

Princeton University
   Assistant in Instruction: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
Harvard University
   Teaching Fellow: Psychological Science, Application of fMRI in Cognitive Neuroscience Research
Yonsei University
   Head Teaching Assistant
   Teaching Assistant: Experimental Methodology in Psychology, 
Biological Psychology

Honors & Awards

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Harvard University (2013-2014)
Elsevier/Vision Research Graduate Student Travel Award (2013)
Restricted Funds Travel Grant, Harvard University (2012, 2013, 2014)
Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University (2012)
Stimson Fund Research Grant, Harvard University (2011)
Graduate Thesis Prize, The Graduate School of Yonsei University (2008)
Brain Korea 21 Scholarship, Korea Ministry of Education & Human Resources Department (2006-2007)
Scholarships for Student Excellence, Yonsei University (2005-2006)
PyungHwa scholarships, Yonsei University (1998-2000)