Aron K. Barbey

Aron BarbeyLaboratory Director

Office: 217-244-2551
Lab: 217-300-1464
Fax: 217-333-2922

Aron K. Barbey is director of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois. 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. He is an associate professor in the Departments of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Bioengineering, and is affiliated with the Beckman Institute, the Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, the Center for Nutrition, Learning, and Memory, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Barbey has led several of the largest and most comprehensive human lesion studies of high-level cognitive functions. He has received multiple early career academic achievement awards and won more than $10 million in private and federal research grants as PI since joining the University of Illinois in 2011. His research is supported by the White House BRAIN Initiative, the research division of the United States Director of National Intelligence (IARPA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and Abbott Nutrition. Dr. Barbey leads the “Intelligence, Learning and Plasticity Initiative” and serves on the editorial board of multiple journals, including Neuroimage, IntelligenceThinking & Reasoning, and Trends in Neuroscience and Education.

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Academic Affiliations

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