Institute for Cross-disciplinary Studies (ICS) - Institute for Cross-disciplinary Studies (ICS)

  • Assistant Professor neuroscience
  • KIM, HYUNG GOO 홈페이지 바로가기
    Lab NeuRLab

Research Interest

brain science,  systems neuroscience, reinforcement learning, decision making, learning, dopamine


  • 2013 Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, NY, USA
  • 2007 M.S. in Neuroscience Program, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • 2005 B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


  • 2021- Assistant Professor, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, South Korea
  • 2021- Faculty, Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research, IBS, South Korea
  • 2019-2021 Research Associate, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 2014-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • 2013-2014 Postdoctoral Associate, University of Rochester, NY, USA
  • 2001-2004 Software Engineer, Korea WISENut

Journal Articles

  • (2023)  Distinct roles of the orbitofrontal cortex, ventral striatum, and dopamine neurons in counterfactual thinking of decision outcomes.  SCIENCE ADVANCES.  9,  32
  • (2023)  Prior expectation enhances sensorimotor behavior by modulating population tuning and subspace activity in sensory cortex.  SCIENCE ADVANCES.  9,  27
  • (2022)  A neural mechanism for detecting object motion during self-motion.  ELIFE.  11, 
  • (2022)  The role of state uncertainty in the dynamics of dopamine.  CURRENT BIOLOGY.  32,  5

Honors / Awards

  • 2019 SfN travel grant, International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) World Congress 2019
  • 2019 Travel grant, Computational and Systems Neuroscience (Cosyne) 2019
  • 2018 Meselson Prize for the Most Beautiful Experiment, Dept. of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University