Harhim earned his M.A. in Cognitive Psychology and his B.S. in Physics (Psychology as a minor) from Seoul National University. He was a recipient of the Presidential Science Scholarship from the Korea Student Aid Foundation and graduated from the Seoul Science High School. He is interested in irrational decision making and revealing specific mechanisms of various cognitive processes. He learned various quantitative approaches used in cognitive (neuro)science and is finding fields to make contributions using these skills.


  • cognitive science
  • irrational decision making
  • computational modeling
  • model-based fMRI
  • hierarchical Bayesian inference