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Laboratory of Neuropsychology

Section on Learning and Decision Making (SLDM)

Dr. Bruno Averbeck

Biography

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Dr. Averbeck attained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1994. After working 3 years in industry, Dr. Averbeck returned to the University of Minnesota and completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2001, working in the lab of Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos. His thesis was titled, "Neural Mechanisms of Copying Geometrical Shapes". Following his thesis work, Dr. Averbeck carried out post-doctoral studies at the University of Rochester with Dr. Daeyeol Lee. During this period he studied neural mechanisms underlying sequential learning, coding of vocalizations and population coding. In 2006 Dr. Averbeck moved to University College London as a senior Lecturer, where he began experiments looking at the role of frontal-striatal circuits in learning, combining neurophysiology, brain imaging and patient studies. In 2009, Dr. Averbeck moved to the NIMH and established the Unit on Learning and Decision Making in the Laboratory of Neuropsychology. In 2016 Dr. Averbeck was awarded tenure in NIMH and now heads the Section on Learning and Decision Making.

Contact Information

Bruno Averbeck, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Neuropsychology, NIMH
Building 49, Room 1B80
49 Convent Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-4415

E-mail: averbeckbb@mail.nih.gov