We study the biological basis of learning and decision-making by monitoring, manipulating, and modeling neural activity

How do we remember something good and pursue it? How do we remember something bad and avoid it?
How do we make decisions and commit actions in complicated situations (e.g., things are uncertain)?
What are the computational causes and consequences of brain disorders?
What can we learn about how the brain works from artificial intelligence?

We address these questions by monitoring and manipulating neuronal activities in rodents🐁, NHPs🐵, and artificial neural network agents💻. We use molecular, electrophysiological, and computational methods to understand how neural activity underlies cognition and behavior.

If we figure out the essence of the brain, we can understand ourselves better - the origin of consciousness and intelligence. It will also contribute to developing treatments for mental illnesses such as addiction. Furthermore, we may apply the neural mechanisms of intelligent behaviors to improve artificial intelligence technologies.

Recent news

Sep 27, 2023 - The first-ever journal submission based on the work done in NeuRLab happened! Jongwon has been working on quantitative analysis and computational modeling to dissociate need and motivation using neural data collected in Dr. Hyung Jin Choi’s lab. It was a fun collaboration. Fingers crossed!

Sep, 2023 - Jongwon and Mijoo presented at KSBNS 2023. Mijoo won a poster presentation award. Congrats!

Sep, 2023 - Rin, Jaebin, and Thania started a semester as graduate students in the lab. Good luck!

Aug 2, 2023 - Nawoon, SeungYub, Hoyeon, and HyungGoo submitted an application for registering a domestic patent, which is the first-ever submission event for review in the lab. Fingers crossed!

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Lab introduction video (Korean ver.)