Jiwon Yeon

Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jiwon Yeon is a postdoctoral fellow advised by Dr. Justin Gardner at Stanford University in Psychology. Jiwon earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2021 (advised by Dr. Dobromir Rahnev) and did her Master's and Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea in 2016 and 2014 (advised by Dr. Sung-Phil Kim). During her Ph.D., Jiwon’s main research interest was in perceptual decision-making in humans. She studied what representation of visual information the human brain has when making decisions and whether confidence evaluation following perceptual decisions is a separate process in the brain. She uses psychophysics and functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI) for her research. Currently, collaborating with Dr. Leila Montaser Kouhsari, Jiwon is working on a project that aims to build a computational model for estimating the next eye movements. She projects the model to be a biomarker for tracking or diagnosing neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s Disease more easily.