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Kai Hwang

Kai Hwang
Assistant Professor
225 SLP
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Research Interests

Neural mechanisms of cognitive control; Development of cognitive control; Thalamocortical interactions and neural oscillations; Developmental changes in brain network dynamics; Multimodal human neuroimaging (fMRI/TMS/EEG/MEG).

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Representative Publications

Hwang, K., Shine, J.M., Cellier, D., D’Esposito, M. (In Press). The human intraparietal sulcus modulates task-evoked functional connectivity. Cerebral Cortex.

Riddle, J., Hwang, K., Dhanani S., Cellier, D., D’Esposito, M., (2019) Causal evidence for the role of neuronal oscillations in top-down and bottom-up attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 2019:1-12 

Hwang, K., Shine, M., D’Esposito, M. (2019). Fronto-Parietal activity interacts with task-evoked changes in functional connectivity. Cerebral Cortex, 29: 802–813 

Hwang, K., Bertolero, M.A., Liu, B.W., D’Esposito, M. (2017). The human thalamus is an integrative hub for functional brain Networks. Journal of Neuroscience. 37(23):5594-5607

Hwang, K., Ghuman, A.S., Manoach, D.S., Jones, S.R., Luna, B. (2016). Frontal preparatory neural oscillations associated with cognitive control: A developmental study comparing young adults and adolescents. NeuroImage, 136:139-48.

Marek, S.A., Hwang, K., Foran, W.W., Luna, B. (2015). The role of network organization and integration in the development of cognitive control. PLOS Biology, 13(12): e1002328. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002328

Hwang, K., Ghuman, A.S., Manoach, D.S., Jones, S.R., Luna, B. (2014). Cortical Neurodynamics of Inhibitory control. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(29):9551:9561. 

The Hwang Lab conducts research to discover the neural, cognitive, and developmental dynamics of cognitive control. Specifically, we are interested in the neural architecture and dynamic processes that allow brain networks to select, inhibit, transfer, and integrate information for goal-directed behaviors. Together, these mechanisms support many important mental functions during typical and atypical development, such as attention, working memory, response selection and inhibition. We address our research questions with a comprehensive human neuroscience approach, combining multimodal research methodologies, including fMRI, EEG, TMS, lesion studies, eye tracking and behavioral testing.

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