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Christopher R. Fetsch

CHRISTOPHER R. FETSCH, Ph.D., is the Robert G. Merrick Jr. Research Chairholder (Mind/Brain Institute). He is an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and a member of the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute. He earned his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009. Before joining Hopkins in 2017, Dr. Fetsch served as an associate research scientist in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University in New York.

His research explores the neurobiology of decision making during complex, naturalistic behavior, focusing on how the brain combines evidence from multiple sensory modalities, and how it assigns a degree of confidence in a perceptual decision. To gain a mechanistic understanding of these higher-order perceptual and cognitive functions, Dr. Fetsch’s laboratory combines multi-channel electrophysiology, causal manipulations of brain activity, and flight simulator technology to deliver visual and vestibular motion stimuli in humans and behaving nonhuman primates.