Sung Jun Joo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Sung Jun Joo joined the lab after completing a post-doc with Alex Huk at UT Austin where he studied motion perception and decision making. His work in the Huk lab combined psychophysical and fMRI measurements to understand the neural basis of three dimensional motion perception. His recent work by, published in PNAS, demonstrated how eye movements effect the decision making process.

Sung Jun’s work in the Brain Development and Education lab builds on his extensive background in vision science to investigate the neural basis of reading and dyslexia. He is taking on two different directions of research. First, he is using psychophysics to understand how visual deficits contribute to reading difficulties in children and adults with dyslexia. The goal of this work is to identify perceptual deficits, in individual children and adults, and test how these deficits might be ameliorated by manipulations to the visual display. Second, he is using MEG and fMRI to understand how word selective regions in the ventral visual stream interact with parietal and frontal cortex to support word recognition.