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Lawrence Gregory Appelbaum, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
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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

Young, Jonathan R., Jeffrey T. Galla, and Lawrence G. Appelbaum. “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Smoking Cessation: An Introduction for Primary Care Clinicians.” Am J Med, August 15, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.06.037.

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Fogt, Nick, Lawrence Gregory Appelbaum, Kristine Dalton, Graham Erickson, and Rob Gray. “Guest Editorial: Visual Function and Sports Performance.” Optom Vis Sci 98, no. 7 (July 1, 2021): 669–71. https://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001717.

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Laby, Daniel M., and Lawrence Gregory Appelbaum. “Review: Vision and On-field Performance: A Critical Review of Visual Assessment and Training Studies with Athletes.” Optom Vis Sci 98, no. 7 (July 1, 2021): 723–31. https://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001729.

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Laby, Daniel M., and Lawrence G. Appelbaum. “Comment on Nascimento et al. Citations Network Analysis of Vision and Sport. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 7574.” Int J Environ Res Public Health 18, no. 12 (June 16, 2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126488.

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Liu, Sicong, Jillian M. Clements, Elayna P. Kirsch, Hrishikesh M. Rao, David J. Zielinski, Yvonne Lu, Boyla O. Mainsah, et al. “Psychophysiological Markers of Performance and Learning during Simulated Marksmanship in Immersive Virtual Reality.” J Cogn Neurosci 33, no. 7 (June 1, 2021): 1253–70. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01713.

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Beynel, Lysianne, Ethan Campbell, Maria Naclerio, Jeffrey T. Galla, Angikar Ghosal, Andrew M. Michael, Nathan A. Kimbrel, Simon W. Davis, and Lawrence G. Appelbaum. “The Effects of Functionally Guided, Connectivity-Based rTMS on Amygdala Activation.” Brain Sci 11, no. 4 (April 13, 2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11040494.

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Neacsiu, Andrada, Lysianne Beynel, John Powers, Steven Szabo, Lawrence Appelbaum, Sarah Lisanby, and Kevin LaBar. “Enhancing Cognitive Restructuring with Concurrent Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Transdiagnostic Randomized Controlled Trial,” January 20, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.01.18.21250060.

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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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