Hello! I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Daniel Dilks at Emory University.

Our surroundings are dynamic and complex — but we adults rarely fail to make sense of all the information from our environment. How does the neural system organize and represent rich scene information? How do such organizational principles impact our learning and memory?

In Dilks lab, I investigate how the developing brain tackles (or fails to tackle) this challenge, exploring when and how different aspects of visual cognition emerge across development. I use fMRI and behavioral measures in young children to explore these questions.

I completed my PhD at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, working with Dirk Bernhardt-Walther and Amy Finn, exploring how scene category information is represented in the prefrontal cortex and how such category information allows generalization in children. After that, I was a postdoc in Baby Lab at Princeton University.


Jung, Y., & Walther, D. B. (2021), Task dependence of neural representations of global scene properties but not scene categories in the prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience.

Jung, Y., Walther, D. B. & Finn, A. S. (2020), Automatic categorical abstraction during visual statistical learning in adults and children. Developmental Science, e13072.

Jung, Y., Larsen, B., & Walther, D. B. (2018). Modality-independent coding of scene categories in prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(26):5969-5981.

Jung, Y., Larsen, B., & Walther, D. B. (2018). Using decoding error patterns to trace the neural signature of auditory scene perception. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging, Singapore

Jung, Y., Kang, M.S., & Chong, S.C. (2016). The effect of attention on initial dominance in binocular rivalry. Perception, 45(5), 492 - 504.

Jung, Y., & Chong, S.C. (2014). The effect of attention on visible and invisible adapters. Perception, 43(6), 549- 568.

Jung, Y., & Chong, S. C. (2014). Verbalization can impair the repetition priming for faces. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26(4), 413-422.


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PhD — Psychology  August, 2019
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (advisors: Dirk Bernhardt-Walther & Amy Finn)

MSc — Cognitive Science  August, 2013
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (advisor: Sang Chul Chong)

BA — Psychology  February, 2011
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (advisor: Sang Chul Chong)

Professional Appointments

Postdoctoral Researcher  December, 2019
Princeton University (advisor: Lauren Emberson)

Postdoctoral Researcher  August, 2021
Emory University (advisor: Daniel Dilks)

Selected Awards

Ontario Trillium Scholarship  2014-2018
Vision Science Society, Student Travel Award   2016
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), Student Travel Award  2017

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