June Kang Ph.D.


Research Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University


* Research Area

Human Empathy, Automatic Emotion Processing, Psychophysiology (facial EMG, Electrodermal Activity, Heart Rate Variability, Electroencephalography), Structural Neuroimaging, Imaging Genetics

* Ph.D. Advisors

Prof. Ham Byung-Joo

Prof. Christian Wallraven

* Research Grant 

2018~ current (P.I.) | Multi-level approach to the automaticity of empathy : individual variance and expandability of empathic ability (NRF-2018R1D1A1B07048820)

2018~ current (P.I.) | Measuring empathy bias toward outgroup members and reducing the bias with non-invasive brain stimulation techniques – in the context of multicultural society and minority hatred (NRF-2018R1E1A2A02086661)

2017-2018 (P.I.) | Decoding individual pattern of emotional empathy and elicitation using HD-EEG and non-invasive brain stimulation technique (NRF-2017R1E1A2A01079266)



2016 Structural Neuroimaging Analysis for Mental Disorder Research (BMS712) (Team Teaching)

2017 Introduction to Neuroimaging Research (BMS691) (Team Teaching)

2018 Introduction to White Matter Analysis (BMS536)


*Selected Publications

Kang, J., Ham, B. J., & Wallraven, C. (2017). Cannot avert the eyes: reduced attentional blink toward others’ emotional expressions in empathic people. Psychonomic bulletin & review24(3), 810-820.

Won, E., Kang, J., Choi, S., Kim, A., Han, K. M., Yoon, H. K., … & Kim, Y. K. (2017). The association between substance P and white matter integrity in medication-naive patients with major depressive disorder. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 9707.

Won, E., Kang, J., Kim, A., Choi, S., Han, K. M., Tae, W. S., … & Lee, M. S. (2016). Influence of BclI C/G (rs41423247) on hippocampal shape and white matter integrity of the parahippocampal cingulum in major depressive disorder. Psychoneuroendocrinology72, 147-155.