Prof. Hyeon-Ae Jeon

Prof. Hyeon- Ae Jeon is a principal investigator of Partner Group of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the Department for Brain and Cognitive Sciences, DGIST.


Ph.D (Cognitive Science), Seoul National University (2007)



Director, DGIST-Max Planck Institute Research Partner Center for High-Level Human Cognition, Korea (2017-present)

Assistant Prefessor, Dept of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, DGIST, Korea (2016-present)

Research Associate, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany (2016-present)

Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany (2010-present)


Research Interest

The neural systems supporting hierarchical processing in various cognitive domains in the prefrontal cortex
Investigation of high-level cognitive functions using functional/structural brain imaging
Cognitive neuropsychological approach to high-level cognition in healthy adults and patients


Selected publications

Minho Shin, Hyeon-Ae Jeon, A Cortical Surface-Based Meta-Analysis of Human Reasoning, Cerebral Cortex, 2021;, bhab174,

Shim, Miseon, Han-Jeong Hwang, Ulrike Kuhl, and Hyeon-Ae Jeon. 2021. "Resting-State Functional Connectivity in Mathematical Expertise" Brain Sciences 11, no. 4: 430.

Park J., Yoon, HD., Yoo, T. et al. Potential and efficiency of statistical learning closely intertwined with individuals’ executive functions: a mathematical modeling study. Sci Rep 10, 18843 (2020).

Cheon, Kyung-Hwan, Youngjoo Kim, Hee-Dong Yoon, Ki-Chun Nam, Sun-Young Lee, and Hyeon-Ae Jeon. 2020. "Syntactic Comprehension of Relative Clauses and Center Embedding Using Pseudowords" Brain Sciences 10, no. 4: 202.

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Assistant Professor
Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences
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