10th A Decade of New Discoveries IBS Institute for Basic Science






·       Computational modeling of human movement control, learning, and memory

·       Neuroscientific approach to modulating human learning & memory with non-invasive brain stimulation

·       Brain inspired artificial intelligence (Reverse engineering the brain to understand learning and memory)

·       Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying decision making in the framework of reinforcement learning



Selected Recent Publications

1.     Choi Y, Shin EY, Kim S*. Spatiotemporal dissociation of fMRI activity in the caudate nucleus underlies human de novo motor skill learning. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences U. S. A., Vol. 117, Issue 38, 2020


2.   Kim S, Nilakantan AS, Hermiller MS, Palumbo R, VanHaerents SA, Voss JL*. Selective and coherent activity increases due to stimulation indicate functional distinctions between episodic memory networks. Science Advances, Vol. 4, Issue 8, 2018

3.     Kim S, Ogawa K, Lv J, Schweighofer N*, Imamizu H. Neural substrates related to motor memory with multiple time scales in sensorimotor adaptation. PLoS Biology, Vol. 13, Issue 12, 2015 

4.     Kim S, Callier T, Tabot GA, Gaunt RA, Tenore FV, Bensmaia SJ*. Behavioral assessment of sensitivity to intracortical microstimulation of primate somatosensory cortex. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences U. S. A., Vol. 112, Issue 49, 2015