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DGIST, Extends Partner Group Agreement with Germany’s Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science

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  • 등록일. 2020.03.17
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 Continuing Joint Research until August 2021, Expecting Outstanding Results in the Cognitive Neuroscience Field


Photo (DGIST Professor Jeon Hyeon-Ae in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences)

DGIST Professor Jeon Hyeon-Ae in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences ⓒDGIST


 DGIST announced that Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences(MPI), one of the world’s top basic science research institutes, decided to extend the MPI Partner Group Agreement with DGIST in the brain and cognitive science field for two years until 2021.

 Professor Jeon Hyeon-Ae’s research team was selected as a partner group by MPI for the first time in Korea in the cognitive neuroscience field. The team has studied high-level cognitive functions in the human prefrontal lobe since September 2016. The recently extended MPI Partner Group Program will conduct joint research based on outstanding research outcomes verified through the interim evaluation and elevate its international profile and support excellent research in the meantime.

 “I am quite happy with the positive results in the interim evaluation. Operating the new lab stably and making progress on independent research topics after being assigned as a research assistant professor must have received favorable impression,” said professor Jeon Hyeon-Ae in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Also she told “From now on, various methods, not only studies using MRI, but also brain big data analyses using transcranial magnetic stimulation(TMS), mathematical modeling, and super-computing, will be used to carry out more pioneering research on human prefrontal lobe functions.”

 Meanwhile, MPI is an unparalleled research institute with the largest number of Nobel laureates in the world. The MPI Partner Group Selection Program selects excellent scientists and research institutes from around the world, and fosters experienced scientists with global competitiveness through continuous support and exchange.