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Richard Betzel

Assistant Professor Psychological and Brain Sciences
Assistant Professor Cognitive Science Program
Office: Psychology Building, PY347


  • PhD, Psychological and Brain Science, Indiana University Bloomington
  • MS, Biomechanics, Indiana University Bloomington
  • BA, Physics and Astronomy, Oberlin College

Research Interests

  • The topology of structural brain networks and its role in shaping patterns of functional connectivity.
  • Models of inter-areal communication dynamics in large-scale brain networks.
  • Principles of time-varying functional network reconfiguration and its relationship to ongoing cognitive processes.
  • The role of spatial embedding in shaping structural network organization and the emergence of tradeoffs between wiring cost and adaptive functional features.
  • Neurobiologically-constrained generative models of brain networks and applications to brain development.