Hi, I'm a PhD candidate in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Program, department of Psychology.

I study the neural mechanisms of object and scene understanding by utilizing psychophysical and neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG and TMS). My research addresses a spectrum of topics including assessing the properties of the higher visual areas such as the Lateral Occipital Complex and the Parahippocampal Place Area, examining the neural locus of the coding of inter-object relations, constructing methodologies to test scene comprehension in the periphery for clinical applications, and examining behavioral and neural correlates for predicting our preference for scenes.



Publications

Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2012). Greater sensitivity to nonaccidental than metric changes in the relations between simple shapes in the lateral occipital cortex.NeuroImage, 63, 1818-1826. [Link]

Kim, J.G., Biederman, I., & Juan, C.H. (2011). The benefit of object interactions arises in the Lateral Occipital Complex independent of attentional modulation from the Intraparietal Sulcus: A TMS study. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 8320-8324. [PDF]

Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2011). Where do objects become scenes? Cerebral Cortex, 21, 1738-1746. Advance Access publication December 8, 2010. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhq240 [PDF]

Xu, X., Yue, X., Lescroart, M.D., Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2009). Adaptation in the Fusiform Face Area (FFA): Image or Person? Vision Research, 49, 2800-2807.

Kim, J.G., Biederman, I., Lescroart, M.D., Hayworth, K.J. (2009). Adaptation in the Lateral Occipital Complex (LOC): Shape or Semantics? Vision Research, 49, 2297-2305. [PDF]

Kim, J.G. & Goldman, A.J. & Biederman, I. (2008). Blind or deaf? A matter of aesthetics. Perception, 37, 949-950. [PDF]

Biederman, I. & Kim, J.G. (2008) 17,000 years of depicting the junction of two smooth shapes. Perception, 37, 161-164. [PDF]

Baldo, J.V., Dronkers, N.F., Wilkins, D., Ludy, C., Raskin, P., & Kim, J. (2005). Is problem solving dependent on language? Brain and Language, 92, 340-250.


Conference Proceedings

Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2012). Greater modulation of LO responses to changes in nonaccidental than metric relations between simple shapes. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society, Naples. FL. [Poster]

Kim, J.G., Biederman, I. & Juan, C.H. (2011). Where and when do objects become scenes? Talk presented at the Asia Pacific Conference on Vision, Hong Kong, China.

Kim, J.G., Biederman, I. & Amir, O. (2011). Greater sensitivity to categorical than metric differences in relations. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society, Naples. FL. [Poster]

Biederman, I., Kim, J.G., & Juan, C.H. (2011). The benefit of scene-like interactions on object identification arises in LO rather than being a consequence of parietal attentional modulation. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society, Naples. FL. [Poster]

Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2010). The coding of object Interactions in the Lateral Occipital Complex. Talk presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2010). The neural coding of relations between objects in scenes. Poster presented at the Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain. [Poster]

Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2010). When do objects become scenes? Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2009) Where do objects become scenes? Talk presented at the Vision Sciences Soceity, Naples, FL.

Hayworth, K.J., Lescroart, M.D., Kim J.G., & Biederman, I. (2009). Evidence for object file encoding in the Poster Fusiform (pFs) and Intra-Parietal Sulcus (IPS). Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Xu, X., Yue, X., Lescroart, M.D., Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2009). Adaptation in the Fusiform Face Area (FFA): Image or person? Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Amir, O., Hayworth, K.J., Biederman, I., Lescroart, M., Kim, J.G. (2009). At what stage in the human ventral pathway is the greater sensitivity to nonaccidental over metric properties first manifested? Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Kim, J.G. & Biederman, I. (2008). Neural loci of interacting objects. Presented at the Meeting of Objects, Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM), Chicago, IL. [Poster]

Kim, J. G., Lescroart, M. D., Hayworth, K. J., & Biederman, I. (2008) The release from adaptation in LOC: An effect of shape or semantics? Presented at the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL. [Poster]

Kim, J. & Biederman, I. (2007). 17,000 years of depicting the junction of two smooth shapes. Presented at the Meeting of Objects, Perception, Attention, and Memory (OPAM), Long Beach, CA. [Poster]

Hellige, J.B., Patel, U., Kim, J.G., & George, P. (2007) Interhemispheric collaboration for matching emotions signified by words and faces. Presented at the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, CA.

Mackay, D.G., Hadley, C.B., McDonough, I., & Kim, J. (2005). Relations between emotion and immediate memory: Data and theory. Talk presented at the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.


Honors and Awards

Travel Award, Asia-Pacific Conference on Vision (July, 2011)

Donald and Marion James Montgomery Endowed Scholarship (Summer 2011)

Valentine Fellowship, University of Southern California (2010 - 2011)

NSF East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute Award (Summer 2010)

F.J. McGuigan Senior Award (Fall 2010)

F.J. McGuigan Junior Award (Fall 2009)

Departmental Award for the Best 2nd Year Project Poster (Spring 2008)

College Doctoral Fellowship, University of Southern California (2006 - 2011)

Valentines Fellowship, University of Southern California (2006 - 2007)

Mellon Foundation Grant, Scripps College (2003 - 2004)

National Dean List, Scripps College (2003 - 2004)


Contact Information

Department of Psychology
University of Southern California
Image Understanding Lab HNB 316
3641 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520
Phone: (213) 740-6102
Fax: (213) 740-5687
Email: jiyekim@usc.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jiye-g-kim-9602b927 [Link]