Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Professor UCSD Neuropsychology / Experimental Psychopathology
Address 919-943-7491 UCSD / 106 Guava Hall


Graduate Institution

University of California, Irvine

Research Description

Greg Appelbaum is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. He received a B.A in Psychology from Emory University in 1995, and a Masters and Ph.D. from the Department of Cognitive Science at the University of California, Irvine in 2002 and 2004, respectively.

Professor Appelbaum’s research is focused on understanding the psychological and neural mechanisms that support human visual cognition and understanding how these change with experience, rehabilitation, and training. This research utilizes behavioral psychometrics and multiple complimentary human neuroimaging (e.g. fMRI, EEG, fNIRS) and neurostimulation (e.g. TMS, ECT) techniques to understand the complex interplay of perception, attention, memory and motor control. As a faculty, he research has been continually funded by grant awards from DARPA, NIH, and the Army Research Office, leading to over 70 published articles and book sections.

Representative Publications
  • Beynel, L. Campbell, E., Naclerio, M., Galla, J.T., Ghosal, A., Michael, A. M, Kimbrel, N.A., Davis, S.W., & Appelbaum, L.G. (2021). The effects of functionally-guided, connectivity-based rTMS on amygdala activation. Brain Sciences. 11(4), 494.

  • Beynel, L., Powers, J.P. & Appelbaum, L.G. (2020) Effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on resting state connectivity: A qualitative and mapping review. NeuroImage, 211(1)

  • Young, J.R., Galla, J.T., & Appelbaum, L.G., (2021) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Smoking Cessation: An Introduction for Primary Care Clinicians. American Journal of Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2021.06.037. Online ahead of print.