Evan Anderson

evan-andersonGraduate Student

Email: Eandrsn2@gmail.com
Lab Phone: 217-300-1464

Evan Anderson completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Psychology. He is a member of the Neuroscience program and is a first year graduate student in the Decision Neuroscience lab. Evan’s background is in computer science and cognitive psychology. He is interested in the neural mechanics which underlie choice and decision, and he uses computational modeling and neuroimaging techniques to better understand how they are implemented within the brain.


Grace Goodwin

Graduate Student

Email: graceg4@illinois.edu
Lab Phone: 217-300-1464

Grace Goodwin received a B.A. in Psychology and Dance from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing an M.S. Degree in Psychological Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests lie at the intersection of clinical psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Specifically, she is interested in examining cognitive, affective, and neurobiological changes post mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Grace also works with Dr. Wendy Heller and Dr. Karen Rudolph investigating the psychological mechanisms associated with change in emotion mindsets and the role mindsets play in the development of psychopathology in adolescence. In the future, she hopes to obtain a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.


Aron Barbey

Aron K. Barbey

Aron BarbeyLaboratory 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

Arminius Caldwell

Arminius Caldwell

University of Illinois

Kelsey Campbell

Kelsey Campbell

University of Oklahoma

John Capozzo

John Capozzo

University of Illinois

Brett Cohen