Lawrence Gregory Appelbaum, PhD


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Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology
Duke Hospital South
5th Floor, Red Zone, Room 54231
Durham, NC 27710
Office Telephone:
(919) 613-7664
  • PhD, University of California at Irvine, 2004
Research Interests:
Greg Appelbaum is a Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and an affiliate of Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University. Greg's research interests primarily concern the brain mechanisms underlying visual cognition.

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Representative Publications:
  • Appelbaum, LG; Smith, DV; Boehler, CN; Chen, WD; Woldorff, MG. Rapid modulation of sensory processing induced by stimulus conflict. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 2011;23:2620-2628.  Abstract
  • Boehler, CN; Appelbaum, LG; Krebs, RM; Chen, LC; Woldorff, MG. The role of stimulus salience and attentional capture across the neural hierarchy in a stop-signal task. PloS one. 2011;6:e26386.  Abstract
  • Appelbaum, LG; Ales, JM; Cottereau, B; Norcia, AM. Configural specificity of the lateral occipital cortex. Neuropsychologia. 2010;48:3323-3328.  Abstract
  • Boehler, CN; Appelbaum, LG; Krebs, RM; Hopf, JM; Woldorff, MG. Pinning down response inhibition in the brain--conjunction analyses of the Stop-signal task. NeuroImage. 2010;52:1621-1632.  Abstract
  • Appelbaum, LG; Meyerhoff, KL; Woldorff, MG. Priming and backward influences in the human brain: processing interactions during the stroop interference effect. Cerebral Cortex. 2009;19:2508-2521.  Abstract
  • Appelbaum, LG; Norcia, AM. Attentive and pre-attentive aspects of figural processing. Journal of vision. 2009;9:18.1-1812.  Abstract
  • Appelbaum, LG; Wade, AR; Pettet, MW; Vildavski, VY; Norcia, AM. Figure-ground interaction in the human visual cortex. Journal of vision. 2008;8:8.1-819.  Abstract
  • Appelbaum, LG; Lu, ZL; Sperling, G. Contrast amplification in global texture orientation discrimination. Journal of vision. 2007;7:13.1-1319.  Abstract
  • Appelbaum, LG; Wade, AR; Vildavski, VY; Pettet, MW; Norcia, AM. Cue-invariant networks for figure and background processing in human visual cortex. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 2006;26:11695-11708.  Abstract