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Michael A. Grubb
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Phone: (860) 297-4064 Office Location: Life Sciences Center 212A
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Trinity College faculty member since 2016
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Degrees:
Ph.D., New York Univ. (2013)
M.A., New York Univ. (2012)
M.A., Sophia University (2007)
B.A., Univ. of Oklahoma (2001)

Professor Grubb received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from New York University. After finishing his doctoral training, he remained at NYU as a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Neural Science and was a visiting assistant professor at NYU–Shanghai. His doctoral work utilized psychophysical methods and focused on the effects of selective attention on visual perception in typically developing populations and in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. 

As a postdoc, he used structural and functional neuroimaging techniques to evaluate the impact of human aging on value–based decision making. In his lab at Trinity, he utilizes psychophysical and computational approaches to study human perception, from the visual system to the value domain, with a particular focus on attention and spatiotemporal context as critical mediating factors.

Professor Grubb feels as equally at home in the classroom as he does in the lab. Before graduate school, he spent 7 years abroad, teaching full–time in a variety of contexts. He encourages his students to think critically about scientific knowledge, to engage in constructive debate with him and with each other, and to cultivate a curious mind.