Aron K. Barbey

Laboratory Director

Email: ude.sionillI@yebraB
Office: 217-244-2551
Lab: 217-300-1464

Aron K. Barbey is Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He directs the Intelligence, Learning, and Plasticity Initiative, and the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. He received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Emory University in 2007 and completed a research fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at the National Institutes of Health in 2011. Professor Barbey’s research investigates the neural mechanisms of human intelligence and decision making, with particular emphasis on enhancing these functions through cognitive neuroscience, physical fitness, and nutritional intervention. He has won more than $25 million in federal and private research grants since joining the University of Illinois in 2011, receiving support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the NIH BRAIN Initiative, the research division of the United States Director of National Intelligence (IARPA), the Department of Defense (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and private industry. He has received multiple academic achievement awards, is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence and Cognitive Neuroscience, and serves on the editorial board of IntelligenceThinking & Reasoning, and NeuroImage.

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Psychology

Academic Affiliations

Professor, Beckman Institute
Professor, Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Professor, Institute for Genomic Biology
Professor, Neuroscience Program