Judy Kim

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cognitive Science of Morality
Peretsman Scully Hall, Room 310

Judy Sein Kim is a cognitive scientist studying how people understand, structure, and communicate their experiences, particularly through language. Her research examines, on the one hand, how people with vastly different experiences (e.g., blind and sighted individuals) come to understand each other. Recently, she has also been interested in how different people, or even the same person, can end up with divergent “narratives” about the same reality. Broadly, she wants to understand what it means to understand, not merely know, and how we communicate what we understand, especially at the level of discourse. They hold a B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics from Georgetown University and a Ph.D in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University.