Neil Albert - Psychology Faculty and Colgate University

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Neil Albert

Neil Albert

Director of Institutional Planning and Research and Learning Assessment Coordinator; Lecturer in Psychology and Neuroscience
Institutional Plan.&Research, B1 McGregory Hall
p 315-228-7397


Ph.D., 2006, Psychology (Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Specialization), University of California, Berkeley

B.A., 2000, Mathematics (Second Major in Psychology), The College of New Jersey


Cognitive neuroscience: The cognitive and neural mechanisms of learning and memory consolidation

Education: The psychological factors (broadly defined) that underlie student learning, and how teachers and schools can cultivate the development of these skills, habits, and dispositions

Professional Experience

2010-2013, Associate program officer, Spencer Foundation
Teaching & Learning Focus 

2009-2010, Postdoctoral scholar, University of Chicago
Department of Psychology

2007-2008, Research fellow, University of Birmingham (UK)
School of Psychology


** Indicates paper cited 200+ times
* Indicates paper cited 40+ times
+ Indicates shared 1st author position
  • Kontra, C.M., N.B. Albert & S.L. Beilock (2012). Embodied cognition: From the playing field to the classroom. In A.M. Williams, N.J. Hodges, M.A. Scott, & M.L.J. Court (Eds.), Skill acquisition in sport: Research, theory and practice (2nd Edition). Routledge.
  • *M.S. DeCaro, R.D. Thomas, N.B. Albert & S.L. Beilock (2011). Choking under pressure: Multiple routes to skill failure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 140: 390-406. [doi: 10.1037/a0023466]
  • D. Balslev, N.B. Albert & R.C. Miall (2011). Eye muscle proprioception represented bilaterally in the sensorimotor cortex. Human Brain Mapping, 32: 624-631. [doi: 10.1002/hbm.21050]
  • N.B. Albert, Y. Peiris, G. Cohen, R.C. Miall & P. Praamstra (2010). Interference effects from observed movement in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Motor Behavior, 42: 142-145. [doi: 10.1080/00222891003612805]
  • *J. Galea+, N.B. Albert+, T. Ditye & R.C. Miall (2010). Theta-burst TMS to the DLPFC facilitates the consolidation of procedural skills. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22: 1158-1164. [doi:10.1162/jocn.2009.21259]
  • J. Galea, S. Sami, N.B. Albert & R.C. Miall (2010). Switching and dividing attention impairs adaptation to a visual displacement. Experimental Brain Research, 202: 473-484. [doi: 10.1007/s00221-010-2158-x]
  • **N.B. Albert, E.M. Robertson & R.C. Miall (2009). The resting human brain and motor learning. Current Biology, 19: 1023-1027. [doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.04.028]
  • N.B. Albert, E.M. Robertson, P. Mehta & R.C. Miall (2009). Resting state networks and memory consolidation. Communicative & Integrative Biology, 22: 530-532. [doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.04.028]
  • N.B. Albert & R.B. Ivry (2009). The persistence of spatial interference after extended training in a bimanual drawing task. Cortex, 45: 377-385. [doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2007.11.012]
  • N.B. Albert, M. Weigelt, E. Hazeltine & R.B. Ivry (2007). Target selection during bimanual reaching to spatial cues is unaffected by the perceptual similarity of the targets. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 33: 1107–1116. [doi: 10.1037/0096-1523.33.5.1107]
  • C.P. Jackson, N.B. Albert, R. Roberts, J. Galea & G. Swait (2007). Target selection: choice or response? Journal of Neuroscience, 27: 6079-6080. [doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1454-07.2007]
  • *J. Diedrichsen, S.T. Grafton, N.B. Albert, E. Hazeltine & R.B. Ivry (2006). Goal-selection and movement-related conflict during bimanual reaching movements. Cerebral Cortex, 16: 1729-1738. [doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhj108]
  • N.B. Albert (2006). Correcting and adapting. Journal of Neuroscience, 26: 5861-5862. [doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1464-06.2006]
  • **Verstynen, J. Diedrichsen, N.B. Albert, P. Aparicio & R.B. Ivry. (2005). Ipsilateral motor cortex activity during unimanual hand movements relates to task complexity. Journal of Neurophysiology, 93: 1209-1222. [doi: 10.1152/jn.00720.2004]