Lawrence Gregory Appelbaum

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 Research Center.  Dr. Appelbaum core member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, and is a member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences where he teaches and advises in the Neuroscience major.

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). 

Mills, D. L., et al. “Genetic mapping of brain plasticity across development in Williams syndrome: ERP markers of face and language processing.Dev Neuropsychol, vol. 38, no. 8, 2013, pp. 613–42. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/87565641.2013.825617. Full Text Open Access Copy

Appelbaum, L. Gregory, et al. “Stroboscopic visual training improves information encoding in short-term memory.Atten Percept Psychophys, vol. 74, no. 8, Nov. 2012, pp. 1681–91. Pubmed, doi:10.3758/s13414-012-0344-6. Full Text Open Access Copy

Appelbaum, L. Gregory, et al. “Strategic allocation of attention reduces temporally predictable stimulus conflict.J Cogn Neurosci, vol. 24, no. 9, Sept. 2012, pp. 1834–48. Pubmed, doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00209. Full Text Open Access Copy

Appelbaum, L. G., et al. “Corrigendum to " What is the identity of a sports spectator?" [Personality and Individual Differences 52 (2012) 422-427].” Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 52, no. 7, May 2012, p. 862. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.12.021. Full Text Open Access Copy

Boehler, C. Nicolas, et al. “The influence of different Stop-signal response time estimation procedures on behavior-behavior and brain-behavior correlations.Behav Brain Res, vol. 229, no. 1, Apr. 2012, pp. 123–30. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2012.01.003. Full Text Open Access Copy

Gregory Appelbaum, L., et al. “What is the identity of a sports spectator?Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 52, no. 3, Feb. 2012, pp. 422–27. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.10.048. Full Text Open Access Copy

Appelbaum, Lawrence G., et al. “The time course of segmentation and cue-selectivity in the human visual cortex.Plos One, vol. 7, no. 3, 2012, p. e34205. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034205. Full Text Open Access Copy

Appelbaum, Lawrence G., et al. “Rapid modulation of sensory processing induced by stimulus conflict.J Cogn Neurosci, vol. 23, no. 9, Sept. 2011, pp. 2620–28. Pubmed, doi:10.1162/jocn.2010.21575. Full Text Open Access Copy

Appelbaum, L. Gregory, et al. “Improved Visual Cognition through Stroboscopic Training.Front Psychol, vol. 2, 2011, p. 276. Pubmed, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00276. Full Text Open Access Copy

Boehler, Carsten N., et al. “The role of stimulus salience and attentional capture across the neural hierarchy in a stop-signal task.Plos One, vol. 6, no. 10, 2011, p. e26386. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026386. Full Text Open Access Copy