Post Doctoral Scholar

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Hyung-Bum is a postdoctoral scholar in the Awh Vogel Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. His primary research interests are on the operations of selective attention and working memory. This encompasses a storage aspect investigating how mnemonic representations are actively held in mind, and a functional aspect exploring how this online cognitive system interacts with other domains such as perception, action, and episodic long-term memory, guiding our cognitive behaviors in a dynamically changing world around us. Together, his central research questions investigates the prospective nature of working memory, serving as a preset of mind predicting the likely future. To address these questions, Hyung-Bum employs computational modeling with a hierarchical Bayesian approach, analyzing both behavioral and neural data collected from cognitive tasks. He also has a particular interest in analyzing mouse cursor tracking data, which reveals the evolving dynamics within decision-making processes guided by working memory.

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