Sohee Park, Ph.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Professor of Psychology Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt ChairProfessor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Ph.D., Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MassachusettsM.A., Columbia University, New York, New YorkB.A., University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Office Address
505 Wilson Hall
Nashville, TN
Research Description
Research programs in the Park lab focus on understanding neurobiological bases of psychoses. Current projects involve elucidating the components of working memory in schizophrenia and healthy individuals, cognition-affect interaction in the frontal lobe systems, the role of intentionality and shared attention mechanisms in schizophrenia, laterality and gender effects in psychosis, disinhibitory processes, creativity in relation to psychosis .
Research Keywords
Neurobiological bases of psychoses
Park S, Gibson C, McMichael T. Socioaffective factors modulate working memory in schizophrenia patients. Neuroscience [print-electronic]. 2006 Apr 4/28/2006; 139(1): 373-84. PMID: 16337745, PII: S0306-4522(05)00641-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2005.06.034, ISSN: 0306-4522.

Lee J & Park S. The role of stimulus saliency in CPT-AX performance of schizophrenia patients. 2006.

Kim J, Doop ML, Blake R & Park S. Impaired recognition of biological motion in schizophrenia. 2005.

Hooker CI & Park, S. You must be looking at me; the nature of gaze perception in schizophrenia patients. 2005.

Folley BS & Park S. Schizophrenia, schizotypy and creativity in relation to laterality; a behavioral and near-infrared optical imaging (NIROT) study. 2005.

Lee J & Park S. Working memory impairments in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis. 2005.

Minor KL, Wright BD & Park S. University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT) as a measure of olfactory identification ability in schizophrenic and normal populations: A Rasch psychometric study. 2004.

Park S, P J, Sauter B, Rentsch M & Hell D. Visual object working memory deficits and clinical symptoms in schizophrenia. 2003.

Park S, PĆ¼schel J, Sauter BH, Rentsch M, Hell D. Spatial selective attention and inhibition in schizophrenia patients during acute psychosis and at 4-month follow-up. Biol. Psychiatry. 2002 Mar 3/15/2002; 51(6): 498-506. PMID: 11922886, PII: S0006322301012781, ISSN: 0006-3223.

Hooker CI & Park S. Emotion processing and its relationship to social functioning in schizophrenia patients. 2002.

Myles-Worsley M & Park S. Working memory deficits in schizophrenia patients and their first-degree relatives in Palau, Micronesia. 2002.

Skosnik PD, Spatz-Glenn L & Park S. Impaired attentional inhibition is associated with increased schizotypy in Cannabis users. 2001.

Raine A, Park S, Lencz T, Bihrle S, LaCasse L, Spatz-Widom C, Al Dayeh L & Singh M. Reduced right hemisphere activation in severely abused violent offenders during a working memory task as indicated by fMRI. 2001.

Park, S., Knopick, C., McGurk, S. & Meltzer, H.Y. Nicotine impairs spatial working memory while leaving spatial attention intact. 2000.

Skosnik, P.D., Chatterton, R., Swisher, T. & *Park, S. Modulation of attentional inhibition by norepinephrine and cortisol after video game exposure. 2000.

Hooker CI, Roese NJ & Park S. Impoverished counterfactual thinking is associated with schizophrenia. 2000.

Meltzer HY, Park S, Kessler R. Cognition, schizophrenia, and the atypical antipsychotic drugs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1999 Nov 11/23/1999; 96(24): 13591-3. PMID: 10570115, PMCID: PMC33933, ISSN: 0027-8424.

Park, S., Paschel, J., Sauter, B., Rentsch, M. & Hell, D. Spatial working memory deficits and clinical symptoms in schizophrenia; A 4-month follow-up study. 1999.

Park, S. & Schoppe, S. Olfactory identification deficit in relation to schizotypal personality. 1997.

Park, S. & McTigue, K. Working memory and the syndromes of schizotypal personality. 1997.

Park S., Lenzenweger M.F., Paschel J., and Holzman P.S. Attentional inhibition in schizophrenia and schizotypy: A spatial negative priming study. 1996.

Park, S., Holzman, P.S. & Goldman-Rakic, P.S. Spatial working memory deficits in the relatives of schizophrenic patients. 1995.

Park, S., Holzman, P.S. & Lenzenweger, M.F. Individual differences in spatial working memory in relation to schizotypy. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. 1995.

Park, S. & Holzman, P.S. Associationg dysfunction in schizophrenia. 1993.

Park, S. & Holzman, P.S. Schizophrenics show spatial working memory deficits. 1992.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 3/9/2007
I am looking for a recent Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience or clinical psychology with training in fMRI and cognitive psychology. We will be examining neural correlates of working memory process in relation to affect. Experience with eye movement research would be helpful. Expertise in Matlab and BrainVoyager would be helpful.