Who We Are

The Laboratory of Social and Decision neuroscience is a social and decision-making neuroscience research group (Director: Hackjin Kim, Ph.D.) at the Department of Psychology in Korea University.

What We Do

At the most general level, the aim of our research is to reveal the psychological and neural mechanisms underlying decision-makings that support social, emotional or economic behaviors.

At a more detailed level, we are currently interested in finding new answers to a variety of questions including the facial expression perception, preference judgments, empathy, fairness perception, social comparison, social conformity, ethical consumption, and altruistic behaviors.

In order to address these research questions, we use brain-imaging methods mainly including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

In collaboration with other groups, we're also trying to adopt various other methodological approaches  including  electroencephaography (EEG), event-related potentials (ERPs),  transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and eye-tracking.