Joo-Hyun Song

Associate Professor
Room 234


Joo-Hyun Song received her B.A. from Seoul National University (Seoul, Korea) in 1998, and her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at Harvard University in 2006. Following postdoctoral training in systems neuroscience and neuroimaging at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco, CA, she joined the CLPS department as Assistant Professor in 2010 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. She is also an affiliate of the Brown Institute for Brain Science and a trainer in the Neuroscience Graduate Program. The overarching goal of her research program is to understand how multiple systems, involved in allocating visual attention, selecting a target, controlling eye and hand movements, and acquiring new motor skills, are seamlessly coordinated to successfully interact with complex environments. Dr. Song serves as Guest Editor for a special issue in on the topic of “Time for Action: Reaching for a Better Understanding of the Dynamics of Cognition” in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics. Her research is supported by the NIH, NSF and the Rhode Island Foundation. Her work has been recognized by the Salomon faculty research award and the NSF CAREER Award. 


  • CLPS 0500 Perception and Mind
  • CLPS 1560 Visually-Guided Action and Cognitive Processes 

Office Hours: 

Wednesdays 11am-12pm, Metcalf Research Building, Room 234