Seongmin A Park

I am a project scientist in the team of Erie Boorman at the center for mind and brain in the University of California, Davis. I received my Ph.D. in Culture Technology with Jeaeseung Jeong at KAIST. I was a postdoctoral researcher in the team of Jean-Claude Dreher at CNRS.

My research focuses on learning and decision-making using computational modeling and neuroimaging techniques. I want to understand how the brain generalizes previous experiences and uses it for making a novel decision. I am interested in how our brain organizes everyday experiences, constructs structural knowledge and uses it to make a decision that we have never made before.


seongmin.a.park [at] gmail.com
267 Cousteau Pl, Davis, CA 95618, USA


Novel inferences in a multidimensional social network use a grid-like code
SA Park, DS Miller, ED Boorman   BioRxiv , 124651 


Map making: Constructing, combining, and inferring on abstract cognitive maps
SA Park, DS Miller, H Nili, C Ranganath, ED Boorman   Neuron , 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.06.030  [Supplementary Info]


Modeling Other Minds: Bayesian Inference Explains Human Choices in Group Decision Making
K Khalvati, SA Park, S Mirbagheri, R Philippe, M Sestito, JC Dreher, and RPN Rao   Science Advances , 10.1126/sciadv.aax8783 

Neural computations underlying strategic social decision-making in groups
SA Park, M Sesito, ED Boorman, JC Dreher  Nature communications , 10.1038/s41467-019-12937-5 

A Bayesian Theory of Conformity in Collective Decision Making
K Khalvati, S Mirbagheri, SA Park, JC Dreher, RPN Rao   Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) , 9699-9708 


Wait and you shall see: sexual delay discounting in hypersexual Parkinson’s disease
R Girard, I Obeso, S Thobois, SA Park, T Vidal, E Favre, M Ulla, E Broussolle, P Krack, F Durif, JC Dreher   Brain , 142 (1), 146-162 


Integration of individual and social information for decision-making in groups of different sizes
SA Park, S Goiame, DA O'Connor, JC Dreher   Plos Biology , 15 (6), e2001958 


A probabilistic model of social decision making based on reward maximization
K Khalvati, SA Park, JC Dreher, RPN Rao   Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) , 2901-2909 


Reappraising abstract paintings after exposure to background information
SA Park, K Yun, J Jeong   Plos One , PloS one 10 (5), e0124159 


TV programs that denounce unfair advantage impact women’s sensitivity to defection in the public goods game
SA Park, S Jeong, J Jeong   Social neuroscience , 8 (6), 568-582