Afshin Gharib, PhD

Dr. Gharib's research interests include the cognitive and neural mechanisms of associative learning - focusing on the role of attention, timing, and response learning in operant conditioning - and age-related changes in learning and memory. He is particularly interested in the effectiveness of antioxidants in reversing age associated declines in cognition. His teaching interests include Introduction to Psychology, Physiological Psychology, and Statistics and Research Methods.

afshin gharib

Professor, Psychology
[email protected]
Office: Bertrand Hall, Room 27c
Phone: 415.257.0174

Academic Area

Cognitive Neuroscience

Educational Background

  • BA, Brown University
  • MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Courses Regularly Taught

Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Physiological Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Learning, Aging, Evolutionary Psychology, Hormones and Behavior, Comparative Psychology, Directed Research


Research Interests

My research focuses on learning, memory and aging, as well as on factors that can affect student learning.