Jong H. Yoon, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis Imaging Research Center
4701 X St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Dr. Yoon's research focuses on the investigation of the function (or dysfunction) of the prefrontal cortex in the healthy and diseased state. To that end, he has begun a parallel series of visual object working memory studies in healthy and schizophrenic subjects. In these experiments he is studying the relative contribution of the PFC and the visual assocation areas in maintenance functions in the face of external distractors. In another set of studies, he will be examining the impact of affective information on inhibitory control processes in working memory.
B.A., Anthropology/Sociology, Swarthmore College, 1990
M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1995
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