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Sebastien Helie

Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences

Dr. Helie is an Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences and an Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (by courtesy) at Purdue University. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Purdue Life Science MRI Facility, and as Co-director of the Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation (CEREBBRAL). His research interests include, among others, computational cognitive neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, categorization, automaticity, rule learning, sequence learning, skill acquisition, intuition in decision-making, and creative problem solving. Dr. Helie received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in psychology from the Université de Montréal in 2001 and 2003 (respectively) and his Ph.D. in computer science from the Université du Québec À Montréal in 2007 for work on categorization, causality, and computational modeling. After obtaining his degrees, Dr. Helie was a Postdoctoral Scholar in cognitive science at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an Assistant Researcher in Psychological & Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is a senior member of the International Neural Networks Society (INNS) and was awarded the 2012 INNS Young Investigator Award. Dr. Helie serves on the editorial boards of Neural Networks, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Cognitive Systems Research, and The Quantitative Methods in Psychology. His research is currently funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health.