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Dr. Greg Berns with Callie

Gregory S. Berns, PhD, MD

Dr. Gregory Berns is the Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics and Psychology at Emory University, where he directs the Facility for Education & Research in Neuroscience. Trained as a biomedical engineer, he was also a practicing psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory University and was one of the founding members of the field of neuroeconomics, using fMRI to study mechanisms of decision-making in humans. In 2011, he launched an effort to train dogs to cooperatively participate in fMRI studies, resulting in the first demonstration of its feasibility. Since then, he has trained and scanned 100 dogs on a wide variety of cognitive paradigms.

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