Marvin M Chun, PhD

Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience

Departments & Organizations

Faculty Research

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Cognitive/Learning and Memory; Neuroimaging; Sensory Systems


Marvin M. Chun is the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology with joint faculty appointments in the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology, and the Yale College Cognitive Science Program. His lab uses functional brain imaging to understand how to improve memory, attention, conscious perception, and decision-making [projects] [press]. He received his B.A. from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, after having spent a junior year abroad at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. His research has been honored with a 2006 Troland Research Award from the US National Academy of Sciences, a 2002 American Psychological Association Early Career Award, the 2000 Chase Memorial Award from the Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, and a 1998 APA Division 3 New Investigator Award. His laboratory is grateful to receive funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. In Yale College he teaches Introduction to Psychology, for which he received the Phi Beta Kappa William DeVane Award for Teaching and Scholarship and the Lex Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence.

Education & Training

PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences (1994)
NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard University

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