Junsuk Kim

Alumni of the Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action
Alumni of the Group Recognition and Categorization

Main Focus

I am currently working in the RECCAT group in Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as a post-doc researcher under the supervision of .

Recently, advances in neuroimaging using pattern classification, a multivariate statistical technique used to discriminate classes of stimuli by assessing differences in the elicited spatial patterns of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) signals, have made it possible to probe the sensory-perceptual processing from a different perspective. Using these methods, I am investigating how emotional and tactile stimuli are represented in the human brain. 
My research interests are listed as follows,

  • Abstract Representations of Associated Emotions
  • Hierarchical Human Somatosensory System
  • Neural Correlates of Perceived Roughness
  • Neural Grouping Patterns of Vibrotactile Frequencies
  • Supramodal Representations of Tactile Perception

Curriculum Vitae


• Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University (2012 ~ 2016)

• M.Eng. in Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University (2010 ~ 2012)

• B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, Korea University (2002 ~ 2010)


• Junsuk Kim, “Identification of Brain Activity Patterns in Emotional and Tactile Information Processes,” Ph.D. Thesis (English), Korea University, February 2016.

? Advisor: Heinrich H. Bülthoff (Max Planck Institute and Korea Univ.)

? Committee Members: Christian Wallraven (Korea Univ.), Jeehyun Kwag (Korea Univ.), Sung-Phil Kim (UNIST), Younbyung Chae (Kyunghee Univ.)

• Junsuk Kim, “Evaluation of Haptic Feedback Cues in Multi-UAVs Teleoperation,” M.Eng. Thesis (English), Korea University, February 2012.

? Advisor: Heinrich H. Bülthoff (Max Planck Institute and Korea Univ.)

? Committee Members: Christian Wallraven (Korea Univ.), Sung-Phil Kim (UNIST)


• Invited Talk: “Representation of Perceived Tactile Stimulation in the Human Brain” (2015 Korea-Sweden Joint Symposium, Acupuncture: Discriminative Affective & Therapeutic Touch)

11 May 2015

• Invited Talk: “Uni- and Multi-variate Analysis on Tactile Vibration Location Decoding” (Kyunghee University)

30 Jan 2015

• Invited Talk: “I Know Which Finger You Touched: Decoding Tactile Stimulation Locations from fMRI Data Using Multi-voxel Pattern Analysis” (Hanyang Biomedical Engineering Symposium)

12 Jul 2013

• Visiting student, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Jun / 2010 ~ Aug / 2010

Jun / 2011 ~ Aug / 2011

Jun / 2012 ~ Aug / 2012

Jan / 2013 ~ Feb / 2013

Jun / 2014 ~ Aug / 2014

• Project Researcher, Development of laser tactile system (sponsored by Korean Ministry of Education Science Technology)

Mar / 2012 ~ present

• Teaching Assistant, Perception, Cognition, and Action (graduate course)

Fall 2011, Fall 2012

• Exchange Student, HongKong University

Sept / 2008 ~ May / 2009

Please find more detail about me from my personal webpage.

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