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Sujin Hong

Sujin Hong
Dr Sujin Hong
Research Fellow
2.03 18 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh UK EH8 9LN
+44 (0)131 650 6632
Research Interests
Neuropolitics, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), Functional neuroanatomy of social cognition, Empathy for social pain, Empathy and self-other identity, Rhythm processing in music and speech, Individual differences in clinical and preclinical fMRI research


PhD  in Music, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK (Marie Curie Initial Training Network Fellowship, 2010-2013)

MA in Music theory, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

BA in Sociology & Psychology, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea


Research assistant, Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, South Korea (2008-2010)


Hong, S., Roberts, N., Morcom, A.M., & Overy, K. (in preparation). Enhanced temporal regularity in accentuation reduces the activation of left STG and left IFG (BA44): An fMRI study of discrimination task in musical rhythms.

Hong, S., Roberts, N., Morcom, A.M., & Overy, K. (in preparation). Perceiving metrical grouping in isochronous sequences: An fMRI study.

Choi, U.S., Sung, Y.W., Hong, S., Chung, J. Y., & Ogawa, S. (2015). Structural and functional plasticity specific to musical training with wind instruments. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 9:597. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00597.

Sung, Y. W., Choi, S. H., Hong, S., Choi, U. S., Cho, Z. H., & Ogawa, S. (2010). An fMRI study of neuronal interactions in face-selective areas of the brain. Brain Research. 1366:54-9. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2010.10.020.