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Psychological Sciences, Room 3160
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

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Hongmi Lee

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Human long-term memory
  • Naturalistic memory
  • Functional neuroimaging

Department of Psychological Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuroscience and Behavior


Recruiting graduate students for Fall 2024 admission


I study how the human brain stores and recalls memories for naturalistic experiences. Life in the real world is a complex structure made up of many interconnected events, and each event is a combination of various elements such as people, actions, thoughts, contexts, and how they relate to one another. When we recall a memory, our mind is capable of recreating this structure, allowing us to vividly relive a past event. How does the brain represent the different components of remembered events? How do the connections and disconnections between events influence memory? How do spontaneous actions and thoughts shape the formation and retrieval of memories? I use behavioral experiments and functional magnetic resonance imaging to find answers to these questions.


  • PhD, 2018, New York University


Current Courses

  • PSY 324 - Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience