Lawrence Gregory Appelbaum
Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Education & Training
Ph.D., University of California at Irvine 2004
Greg Appelbaum is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Brain Stimulation Division of Psychiatry, where he directs the Human Performance Optimization lab (Opti Lab) and the Brain Stimulation Service Center As a member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences he teaches and advises in the Neuroscience major, is an affiliate of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.
Dr. Appelbaum's research interests primarily concern the brain mechanisms underlying visual cognition, how these capabilities differ among individuals, and how they can be improved through behavioral, neurofeedback, and neuromodulation interventions. Within the field of cognitive neuroscience, his research has addressed visual perception, sensorimotor function, executive function, decision-making, and learning/expertise. In this research, he has utilized a combination of behavioral psychophysics coupled with the neuroscience techniques of electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).
Klemish, D, Ramger, B, Vittetoe, K, Reiter, JP, Tokdar, ST, and Appelbaum, LG. "Visual abilities distinguish pitchers from hitters in professional baseball. (Accepted)" Journal of sports sciences 36.2 (January 2018): 171-179. Full Text
van den Berg, B, Appelbaum, LG, Clark, K, Lorist, MM, and Woldorff, MG. "Visual search performance is predicted by both prestimulus and poststimulus electrical brain activity." Scientific reports 6 (November 30, 2016): 37718-. Full Text Open Access Copy
Devyatko, D, Appelbaum, LG, and Mitroff, SR. "A Common Mechanism for Perceptual Reversals in Motion-Induced Blindness, the Troxler Effect, and Perceptual Filling-In." Perception (October 3, 2016). Open Access Copy
Krasich, K, Ramger, B, Holton, L, Wang, L, Mitroff, SR, and Gregory Appelbaum, L. "Sensorimotor Learning in a Computerized Athletic Training Battery." Journal of motor behavior 48.5 (September 2016): 401-412. Full Text Open Access Copy
Zielinski, DJ, Sommer, MA, Rao, HM, Appelbaum, LG, Potter, ND, and Kopper, R. "Evaluating the effects of image persistence on dynamic target acquisition in low frame rate virtual environments." 2016 IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, 3DUI 2016 - Proceedings (April 26, 2016): 133-140. Full Text Open Access Copy
Donohue, SE, Appelbaum, LG, McKay, CC, and Woldorff, MG. "The neural dynamics of stimulus and response conflict processing as a function of response complexity and task demands." Neuropsychologia 84 (April 2016): 14-28. Full Text Open Access Copy
San Martín, R, Appelbaum, LG, Huettel, SA, and Woldorff, MG. "Cortical Brain Activity Reflecting Attentional Biasing Toward Reward-Predicting Cues Covaries with Economic Decision-Making Performance." Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) 26.1 (January 2016): 1-11. Full Text Open Access Copy
Wang, L, Krasich, K, Bel-Bahar, T, Hughes, L, Mitroff, SR, and Appelbaum, LG. "Mapping the structure of perceptual and visual-motor abilities in healthy young adults." Acta psychologica 157 (May 2015): 74-84. Full Text Open Access Copy
Clark, K, Appelbaum, LG, van den Berg, B, Mitroff, SR, and Woldorff, MG. "Improvement in visual search with practice: mapping learning-related changes in neurocognitive stages of processing." The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience 35.13 (April 2015): 5351-5359. Full Text Open Access Copy
Norcia, AM, Appelbaum, LG, Ales, JM, Cottereau, BR, and Rossion, B. "The steady-state visual evoked potential in vision research: A review." Journal of vision 15.6 (January 2015): 4-. (Review) Full Text Open Access Copy
Zielinski, DJ, Rao, H, Potter, N, Appelbaum, LG, and Kopper, R. "Evaluating the effects of image persistence on dynamic target acquisition in low frame rate virtual environments." July 5, 2016. Full Text
Donohue, SE, Appelbaum, LG, and Woldorff, MG. "THE EFFECTS OF RESPONSE NUMBER AND TASK ON THE ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL CORRELATES OF CONFLICT PROCESSING." 2013.
Martin, RS, Appelbaum, LG, Huettel, SA, and Woldorff, MG. "NEURAL SIGNATURES OF VALUE-DRIVEN ATTENTIONAL CAPTURE PREDICT INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN ECONOMIC CHOICE." 2013.
Impact of Timing, Targeting, and Brain State on rTMS of Human and Non-Human Primates awarded by National Institutes of Health (Co Investigator). 2017 to 2021
Transcranial magnetic stimulation with enhanced focality and depth (fdTMS) awarded by National Institutes of Health (Advisor). 2017 to 2021
Using fMRI-guided TMS to increase central executive function in older adults awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2020
Neurophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience (8.4): Sensorimotor Function in Elite Soldiers and Athletes awarded by Department of Defense (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018
Tracking Neurological Function in Warrior-Athletes: A Multidisciplinary Approach awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015
Studies of Attention Using Combined ERPs and fMRI awarded by National Institutes of Health (Postdoctoral Associate). 2001 to 2015