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HyeonSeung Lee


Research Area: Clinical Science
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience


Schizophrenia, Self concept, Cognition, Social cognition, Interoception, Peripersonal space

My research aim is to identify what underlying cognitive-affective mechanisms of schizophrenia develop, maintain, and aggravate its symptoms. To investigate the mechanisms, I would like to probe the specific components under neurocognitive impairments, social dysfunction, or self-aberrations of schizophrenia using experimental, neurobiological, and behavioral methodologies. In addition, I am also interested in exploring intact abilities and cognitive potential in individuals with schizophrenia that would give clinical implication or an opportunity to reduce prejudice toward them. I am currently working on projects of VR based social simulation training, 3D body mapping, and Peripersonal space.

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Representative Publications

Lee, H.S., Corbera, S. Poltorak, A., Park, K.H., Assaf, M., Bell, M., Wexler, B., Cho, Y.I., Jung, S.H., Brocke, S., Choi, K.H. (2018). Measuring Theory of Mind in Schizophrenia Research: Cross-cultural Validation. Schizophrenia Research, 201, 187-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2018.06.022 

Lee, H.S., Jang, S.K., Lee., G.Y., Park, S.C., Medalia, A., Choi, K.H. (2017). Informationally Administered Reward Enhances Intrinsic Motivation in Schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 256, 290-297. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.06.049

Jang, S.K., Kim, S.J., Kim, C.Y., Lee, H.S., Choi, K.H. (2016). Attentional Processing of Emotional Faces in Schizophrenia: An Eye-Tracking Study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(7), 894-906. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/abn0000198

 

Conference prosters

Lee, H.S., Torregrossa, L., Ichinose, M., Adery, L., Nichols, H., Wade, J., Bian, D., Granholm, E., Sarkar, N., Park, S., (April, 2019). The Predictors and Mediators of Improvement Following Virtual Reality Based Social Skill Training. Poster presentation for the 2019 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), Orlando, U.S.

Hong, S.J., Buck, L.E., Lee, H.S., Prada, A.K., Bodenheimer, R.E., Park, S., (April, 2019). Altered Peripersonal Space Boundaries in Schizophrenia: A Virtual Reality Study. Poster presentation for the 2019 congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), Orlando, U.S.

Lee, H.S., Yoon, S.W., Suh, J.W., Choi, K.H. (April, 2018). Effects of Visual Emotional Contents in Sense of Agency in Schizophrenia. Poster presentation at the 2018 Spring Conference of Korean Clinical Psychology Association (KCPA), Jeju Island, South Korea.

Lee, H.S., Corbera, S. Poltorak, A., Park, K.H., Assaf, M., Bell, M., Wexler, B., Choi, K.H. (March, 2017). Measuring Implicit Theory of Mind in Schizophrenia Research: Cross-cultural Validation. Poster presentation at the 16th International Congress of Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), San Diego, U.S.

Jang, S.K., Lee, H.S., Bahk, Y.C., Choi, K.H. (November, 2015). Linking Trait Motivation and Anhedonia in Schizophrenia: The Mediating Role of State Anxiety. Poster presentation at the 12th Congress of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR), Seoul, South Korea.

Lee, H.S., Jang, S.K., Lee., G.Y., Park, S.C., Medalia, A., Choi, K.H. (March, 2015). The Role of Reward Contingency on Intrinsic Motivation for Cognitive Game Task in Schizophrenia. Oral presentation at the 1st annual meeting for Cognitive Enhancement in Psychiatric Disorders (CEPD), Tokyo, Japan.


Honors

• March 2019, Gayle Fambrough Fellowship Award, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University 

• April 2018, Best Poster Presentation Award, Korean Clinical Psychology Association (KCPA)

• Aug. 2017, Research Promotion Scholarship for Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, Korea University

• Spring 2015, Brain Korea 21 PLUS Scholarship, The Korean National Research Foundation