Aaron Gruber

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts & Science


Research expertise

​Dr. Gruber’s laboratory investigates the neural basis of attention and decision making in complex environments, with a focus on how neuromodulators such as dopamine influence neural synchronization, information encoding, and learning in cortical and subcortical brain structures. One goal of this investigation is to better understand how subtle alterations of neural dynamics, such as that associated with psychiatric illness and psychoactive drugs, can lead to distractibility and poor decision making. Dr. Gruber’s laboratory undertakes these investigations using a multidiciplinary approach that includes neural recording, pharmacology and computational modeling.​