Curriculum Vitae

June Christoph Kang Ph.D.

*Current Affiliation

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~ 2019 | 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

Park, Y. E., Yoon, H. K., Kim, S. Y., Williamson, J., Wallraven, C., & Kang, J*. (2019). A Preliminary Study for Translation and Validation of the Korean Version of The Cognitive, Affective, and Somatic Empathy Scale in Young Adults. Psychiatry investigation16(9), 671.

Kang, J., Derva, D., Kwon, D. Y., & Wallraven, C. (2019). Voluntary and spontaneous facial mimicry toward other’s emotional expression in patients with Parkinson’s disease. PloS one14(4).

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., 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.