IBS Institute for Basic Science

  • Hyoung F. Kim
  • Assistant Professor
  • Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain Circuitry, Learning and Memory, In vivo recording
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • hyoung.f.kimgmail.com
  • https://www.cocila.net
  • CV


Cognitive Circuitry Lab (CoCiLa)



My long-term goal is to see through humanity using scientific tools and manipulate the brain circuits for everyone. I am now focusing on mechanisms of primate habitual and controlled behavior. Animals including human should utilize these two types of behaviors for survival. My short-term goal is to reveal the brain circuits for habitual and controlled behavior and manipulate these behaviors. To find the whole circuits and their mechanisms, my lab is using various kinds of techniques including anatomy, electrophysiology, genetics and MRI. I believe that new behavioral circuits will provide knowledge about the brain mechanisms and new treatment methods for brain disease patients.


Selected Recent Publications

1. Kim HF*, Ghazizadeh A, Hikosaka O, "Dopamine neurons encoding long-term memory of object value for habitual behavior", Cell 19(5): 1165-1175, 2015.

2. Kim HF*, Ghazizadeh A, Hikosaka O, "Separate groups of dopamine neurons innervate caudate head and tail encoding flexible and stable value memories", Front. Neuroanat 8:120, doi: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00120, 2014.

3. Kim HF* and Hikosaka O, "Distinct basal ganglia circuits controlling behaviors guided by flexible and stable values", Neuron 4;79(5): 1001-1010, 2013.

4. Lee SH, Choi JH, Lee N, Lee HR, Kim JI, Yu NK, Choi SL, Lee SH, Kim H, Kaang BK, "Synaptic protein degradation underlies destabilization of retrieved fear memory", Science 29;319(5867): 1253-1256, 2008.

5. Kim H, Lee SH, Han JH, Lee JA, Cheang YH, Chang DJ, Lee YS, Kaang BK, "A nucleolar protein ApLLP induces ApC/EBP expression required for long-term synaptic facilitation in Aplysia neurons", Neuron 2;49(5): 707-718, 2006.