H. Sean Lee, PhD

Main research areas

    The focus of my research revolves around network dynamics and neural encoding schemes, with the ultimate goal of better understanding the neural basis of perception and cognition in the primate visual system. To address my research question, I employ brain imaging, electrophysiological and computer simulation methods to reveal both the network-level and the neuron-level substrate underlying our cognitive functions.



      Academic Education


       Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA


      M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA


      B.E. in Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Korea


      B.A. in Agrobiology, Korea University, Korea


      Since 2015

      Senior Researcher, Department of Neuroscience Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt

      Since 2007

      Senior Researcher, Brain Imaging Center Goethe University Hospital, Frankfurt


       Group Leader, Neurophysiology Department Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt













      Shrestha, M., Lee, H.S., Nöth U., Deichmann, R. (2017) Functional MRI of the auditory cortex: maintaining the steady-state in EPI for silent inter-volume delays with different durations. Proc. ISMRM 25:5228

      Lee, H.S., Van Stijn S., Schwalm M., Singer W., Kohler A. (2010). Brain areas involved in perception of motion in depth: a human fMRI study. Journal of Vision, 10(7), 813.

      Lee, H.S., & Dobbins A.C. (2007). A Multi-scale Model of binocular combination. Journal of Vision, 7(9), 815.

      Lee, H.S., &  Dobbins A.C. (2006). Perceiving surfaces in depth beyond the fusion limit of their elements, Perception, 35, 31-39.

      Lee, H.S., & Dobbins A.C. (2004). Quantitative depth perception of surfaces with multiple matches. Journal of Vision, 4(8), 586.

      Lee H.S., & Dobbins A.C. (2002). Stereo fusional limit and Panum's limiting case revisited using dichoptic color fusion. Journal of Vision, 2(7), 321.