- BA, Psychology, Korea University, 2013
- MS, Psychology, Korea University, 2016
My research interest has centered on moral judgments and prosocial decision-making in humans. By using neuroimaging methods (e.g. fMRI), combined with behavioral experiments and pharmacological manipulation, I aim to get deeper insight into the neurophysiological basis of social cognition and its implications in the history of evolution. I’m currently interested in the effects of neuropeptides oxytocin on the various facets of prosociality in human and primate: norm enforcement, group membership formation, parental, and conjugal bonding are potential working venues for my graduate studies. With an aid of holistic language offered in anthropology, I ultimately wish to better understand how some of the most complex behaviors of our own could emerge from the interactions between factors that require multiple levels of analysis.
Advisor: Dr. Rilling