Seung Suk Kang, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical Sciences
UMKC School of Medicine
Education and Background

Ph.D. - Biological Psychopathology - University of Minnesota
M.A. - Clinical Psychology - Graduate School of Yonsei University

Meet Seung Suk Kang
Research Focus

Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Studies of Mental Disorders.

Topics of Interest:
  • Brain circuitry dynamics of psychotic symptoms, including hallucinations and delusions
  • Cognitive deficits and cognitive control brain network dysfunctions in schizophrenia
  • Synchronous neural oscillatory activities in normal and psychiatric brains
  • Meditation-induced neural plasticity in psychiatric disorders.
  • Psychometrics of individual differences in cognitive deficit studies for neuropsychiatric disorders
  • Neurometrics of neurophysiological measures in cognitive neuroscience studies
Selected Publications

Gilmore C. S., Marquardt C. A., Kang S., Sponheim S. R. (2016). Reduced P3b brain response during sustained visual attention is associated with remote blast mTBI and current PTSD in U.S. military veterans. Behavioral Brain Ressearch, S0166-4328(16)31183-4. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2016.12.002.

Lynn, P. A., Kang, S., Sponheim, S. R. (2016). Impaired retrieval processes evident during visual working memory in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 5: 47–55.

VanMeerten, N. J., Dubke, R.E., Stanwyck, J. J., Kang, S., Sponheim, S. R. (2016). Abnormal early brain responses during visual search are evident in schizophrenia but not bipolar affective disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 170: 102–108.

Kang, S., Lano, T. J. Sponheim, S. R. (2015). Distortions in EEG interregional phase synchrony by spherical spline interpolation: causes and remedies. Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology.

Kang, S., Sponheim, S. R., Chafee, M. V., & MacDonald, A. W. III. (2011). Disrupted functional connectivity for controlled visual processing as a basis for impaired spatial working memory in schizophrenia, Neuropsychologia, 49(10):2836-2847.

Kang, S., Dionisio, D. P. & Sponheim, S. R. (2011). Abnormal mechanisms of antisaccade generation in schizophrenia patients and unaffected biological relatives of schizophrenia patients. Psychophysiology. 48(3):350-361.

Sponheim S.R., McGuire K.A., Kang S., Davenport  N.D., Aviyente S., Bernat E.M., & Lim K.O. (2011). Evidence of disrupted functional connectivity in the brain after combat-related blast. Neuroimage, 54 Supplement 1, S21-9.

Kang, S. & MacDonald, A. W. III (2010). Limitations of True Score Variance to Measure Discriminating Power: Psychometric Simulation Study, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119(2):300-306.

Macdonald A. W. III, & Kang S. (2008). Misinterpreting schizophrenia relatives’ impairments. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 150B(3): 443-443.