Lark (Seung-Lark) Lim, Ph.D. 
Principal Investigator 
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri - Kansas City       
Director, Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences PhD Program
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Psychology - Emotion Science 

  • PI @ L.L.ANN (Lim Lab for Affective Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics) 
  • Ph.D,  IndianaUniversity (2009) 
  • Research interests:  Neurobiological mechanisms of  cognitive-affective interactions and value-based decision-making, and their implications  for affective-behavioral dysregulation in normal and clinical populations (e.g., anxiety disorder, addiction, eating disorder, obesity). 
  • Computational, behavioral and functional neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and EEG)

PSYCH 507.  Advanced Cognitive Psychology: Cognition & Emotion 
PSYCH 516.   Advanced Graduate Statistics I   
PSYCH 517.   Advanced Graduate Statistics II: Multivariate Analysis    
PSYCH 580.  Methods and Applications in Psychophysiology (co-teaching with Dr. Fillon and Dr. McDowd)
PSYCH 316 .  Quantitative Methods in Psychology 

Office: 816-235-1067
5030 Cherry St, Rm 355, Kansas City, MO 64110 

Graduate Students

  • Norah Hass, M.A.
  • 2013 Fall - present;
  • Clinical Ph.D program; Currently internship @ Edward Hines VA hospital in Chicago 
  • Research interests:  Neurobiological and psychophysiological mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as the psychological, physiological, and neurobiological influences of both traumatic brain injuries and anxiety disorders on emotional response, decision making, and cognitive processing.

      • David Scott  
      • 2014 Fall - present; 
      • ACBS (Applied Cognitive Brain Sciences) program  
      • Research interests:  Neurobiological and neuropsychological mechanisms of addiction. 

If you are interested in applying Ph.D program to work at L.L.ANN, please email Dr. Lim. 
Information about ACBS (Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences) programcan be found at the department website.  

Undergraduate R.A. 

                Quinton Anderson 
                2018 Fall - present; 
              Pre-Medicine & Psychology Major 

                James Meredith, B.A. 
                       2018 Fall - present;
                    B.A. in Asian Studies (2013) @ Cornell University
                    Economics & Psychology Major 

If you are interested in joining L.L.ANN as a undergraduate research assistant, please contact Dr. Lim.
General requirements: Psychology Major, GPA > 3.0, PSY 210, PSY 316, PSY 302

Former Members

    Visting Scholars 
    • Yun-Joo Kim, Ph.D. (2016-2017). Professor @ Hanyang Cyber University 
    Post-doctoral Scholars 
    • Kyung Mook Choi, Ph.D. (2015-2016). Research professor @ Korea University.  
      • Choi, K.M.*, Scott, D.T.*, & Lim, S.L. (2016). The modulating effects of brain stimulation on emotion regulation and decision-making. Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology,

    Graduate Students  
    • InJae Hwang, M.S. (2015-2018). 

    Undergraduate R.A. 
    • Yujung Oh (2013 Spring - 2016 Summer). Master student @ UMKC 
      • Oh, Y., Hass, N.C., & Lim, S.L. (2016). Body weight can change how your emotions are perceived. PLoS ONE, 11: e0166753. link
    • Molly Penrod (2014 Fall - 2016 Spring). PhD student @  UMKC  
      • Lim, S.L., Penrod, M.T., Ha, O.R., Bruce, J.M., & Bruce, A.S. (2018). Calorie labeling promotes dietary self-control by shifting the temporal dynamics of health and taste attribute integration in obesity. Psychological Science, 29(3), 447-462. link
    • Nathan Keown (2016 Spring). 
    • Erik Schneider (2013 Spring - 2015 Summer).  
      • Hass, N.C. Schneider, E.J., & Lim, S.L. (2015). Emotional expressions of old faces are perceived as more positive and less negative than young faces in young adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1276. link
    • Trent Weston (2013 Spring - 2015 Summer). Master Degree @ UMKC 
      • Weston, T.D., Hass, N.C. , & Lim, S.L. (2015). The effect of sad facial expressions on weight judgmentFrontiers in Psychology, 6:417. link;
      • Hass, N.C., Weston, T.D., & Lim, S.L. (2016). Be happy not sad for your youth: The effects of facial expression on age perception. PLoS ONE, 11(3): e0152093. link
    • Megan Maddox (2014 Spring).
    • Jarren Beck (2014 Spring).
    • Marvelous Amayo (2013 Spring - 2013  Fall). Federal government employee. 

    L.L.ANN Contact 
    5030 Cherry St, Rm 220, Kansas City, MO 64110 
    Phone: 816-235-6421