Aron K. Barbey

Laboratory Director

Email: Barbey@Illinois.edu
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 Center for Brain Plasticity, 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 foundations 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 private and federal research grants since joining the University of Illinois in 2011, receiving support from the NIH BRAIN Initiative, the research division of the United States Director of National Intelligence (IARPA), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and Abbott Nutrition. He has received multiple academic achievement awards and serves on the editorial board of IntelligenceThinking & Reasoning, and NeuroImage.

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Psychology

Academic Affiliations

Director, Center for Brain Plasticity
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