- Additional Positions at AU
- Director, PhD in Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience
- PhD neuroscience, Wake Forest University MA biology, Bryn Mawr College AB biology and chemistry, Lafayette College
- I am a neurobiologist interested in goal-directed behavior. My laboratory is focused on the roles of the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia in executive control and decision making. Core methods include multi-electrode recordings, optogenetics, multivariate statistics, and computational models of neural circuits.
NEUR-380 Comp Methods Brain/Behav Sci
NEUR-497 Honors Capstone I
PSYC-899 Doctoral Dissertation
Area of Expertise
Neuroscience, Prefrontal Cortex, Multi-electrode Recording
Laubach is a neurobiologist interested in how groups of neurons work together to process information. His research focuses on understanding the neuronal circuit basis of decision making, motivation, and self-control. He is especially interested in how decisions are adjusted when outcomes do not match expectations. Laubach's laboratory uses multi-electrode recordings, optogenetics, and computational methods to record brain cell activity and analyze the resulting data.