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Lawrence Gregory Appelbaum, PhD

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Division: 
Brain Stimulation and Neurophysiology
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Office: Duke Hospital South, 5th Floor, Red Zone, Room 54231, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3620, Durham, NC 27710

Greg Appelbaum is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Brain Stimulation Division of Psychiatry, where he directs the Human Performance Optimization lab (Opti Lab) and the Brain Stimulation Research Center.  Dr. Appelbaum core member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, and is a member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences where he teaches and advises in the Neuroscience major.

Dr. Appelbaum's research interests primarily concern the brain mechanisms underlying visual cognition, how these capabilities differ among individuals, and how they can be improved through behavioral, neurofeedback, and neuromodulation interventions. Within the field of cognitive neuroscience, his research has addressed visual perception, sensorimotor function, executive function, decision-making, and learning/expertise. In this research, he has utilized a combination of behavioral psychophysics coupled with the neuroscience techniques of electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). 

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of California - Irvine, 2004

Publications

Liu, S., L. M. Ferris, S. Hilbig, E. Asamoa, J. L. LaRue, D. Lyon, K. Connolly, N. Port, and L. G. Appelbaum. “Dynamic vision training transfers positively to batting practice performance among collegiate baseball batters.” Psychology of Sport and Exercise 51 (November 1, 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101759.

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Powers, John P., Simon W. Davis, Andrada D. Neacsiu, Lysianne Beynel, Lawrence G. Appelbaum, and Kevin S. LaBar. “Examining the Role of Lateral Parietal Cortex in Emotional Distancing Using TMS.” Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 20, no. 5 (October 2020): 1090–1102. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-020-00821-5.

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Gamboa Arana, Olga Lucia, Hannah Palmer, Moritz Dannhauer, Connor Hile, Sicong Liu, Rena Hamdan, Alexandra Brito, et al. “Intensity- and timing-dependent modulation of motion perception with transcranial magnetic stimulation of visual cortex.” Neuropsychologia 147 (October 2020): 107581. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107581.

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Crowell, C. A., S. W. Davis, L. Beynel, L. Deng, D. Lakhlani, S. A. Hilbig, H. Palmer, et al. “Older adults benefit from more widespread brain network integration during working memory.” Neuroimage 218 (September 2020): 116959. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116959.

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Beynel, Lysianne, Lifu Deng, Courtney A. Crowell, Moritz Dannhauer, Hannah Palmer, Susan Hilbig, Angel V. Peterchev, et al. “Structural Controllability Predicts Functional Patterns and Brain Stimulation Benefits Associated with Working Memory.” J Neurosci 40, no. 35 (August 26, 2020): 6770–78. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0531-20.2020.

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Liu, S., F. R. Edmunds, K. Burris, and L. G. Appelbaum. “Visual and oculomotor abilities predict professional baseball batting performance.” International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport 20, no. 4 (July 3, 2020): 683–700. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2020.1777819.

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Gamboa, Olga Lucia, Alexandra Brito, Zachary Abzug, Tracy D’Arbeloff, Lysianne Beynel, Erik A. Wing, Moritz Dannhauer, et al. “Application of long-interval paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation to motion-sensitive visual cortex does not lead to changes in motion discrimination.” Neurosci Lett 730 (June 21, 2020): 135022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2020.135022.

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Cox, Morgan L., Zhi-De Deng, Hannah Palmer, Amanda Watts, Lysianne Beynel, Jonathan R. Young, Sarah H. Lisanby, John Migaly, and Lawrence G. Appelbaum. “Utilizing transcranial direct current stimulation to enhance laparoscopic technical skills training: A randomized controlled trial.” Brain Stimul 13, no. 3 (May 2020): 863–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2020.03.009.

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Beynel, Lysianne, Simon W. Davis, Courtney A. Crowell, Moritz Dannhauer, Wesley Lim, Hannah Palmer, Susan A. Hilbig, et al. “Site-Specific Effects of Online rTMS during a Working Memory Task in Healthy Older Adults.” Brain Sci 10, no. 5 (April 27, 2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10050255.

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Young, Jonathan R., Shayan A. Smani, Nicholas A. Mischel, Michael D. Kritzer, Lawrence G. Appelbaum, and Ashwin A. Patkar. “Non-invasive brain stimulation modalities for the treatment and prevention of opioid use disorder: a systematic review of the literature.” J Addict Dis 38, no. 2 (April 2020): 186–99. https://doi.org/10.1080/10550887.2020.1736756.

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