This employee is no longer with the VTC Research Institute.
Dongil Chung, Ph.D.
Dr. Chung's research focus is social and neuroeconomic studies that include understanding social influence on risk preference using functional MRI. He is part of Dr. Pearl Chu's lab at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and is funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Education and Training
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST): Ph.D., Bio and Brain Engineering
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST): B.S., Bioengineering
Awards and Honors
- Recipient, Best paper award, Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2012
- First place, Lab safety idea contest, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2009
- Bronze Award, Future medical idea contest, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) IT for Information Technology Convergence, 2008
- Best paper award, Department of Biosystems, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2006
- Chung D, Christopoulus GI, King-Casas B, Ball SB, Chiu PH. (2015). Social signals of safety and risk confer utility and have asymmetric effects on observers' choices. Nature Neuroscience 18(6): 912-916.
- Chung D, Yun K, Jeong J. (2015). Decoding covert motivations of free riding and cooperation from multi-feature pattern analysis of EEG signals. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
- Chung D, Raz A, Lee J, Jeong J. (2013). Computational modeling of the negative priming effect based on inhibition patterns and working memory. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 166(7).
- Kim SE, Kim WS, Kim BG, Chung D, Jeong J, Lee JS, Tae WK, Hong SB, Lee HW. (2013). Spatiotemporal dynamics and functional correlates of evoked neural oscillations with different spectral powers in human visual cortex. Clinical Neurophysiology 124(11): 2248–2256.
- Jaewon Lee, Dongil Chung, Sumin Chang, Sungyo Kim, Sangwoo Kim, Hyunsang Park, Shinho Ryu, Jaeseung Jeong. (2012). Gender differences revealed in the right posterior temporal areas during navon letter identification task. Brain Imaging and Behavior 6(3): 387-96.
- Chung D, Kim YT, Jeong J. (2011). Cognitive motivations of free riding and cooperation and impaired strategic decision making in schizophrenia during a public goods game. Schizophrenia Bulletin.
- Yun K, Chung D, Jang B, Kim JH, Jeong J. (2011). Mathematically gifted adolescents have deficiencies in social valuation and mentalization. PLoS One 6(4): e18224.
- Chung D, Yun K, Kim JH, Jang B, Jeong J. (2011). Different gain/loss sensitivity and social adaptation ability in gifted adolescents during a public goods game. PLoS One 6(2): e17044.