Dr. Ivry joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991. He is a professor in the Department of Psychology, a founding member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and a member of the Bioengineering Graduate Group, a joint program between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. Dr. Ivry has served as director of Berkeley’s Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences and chair of the Department of Psychology.
Dr. Ivry directs the Cognition and Action lab, using many of the tools of cognitive neuroscience to explore human performance in healthy and neurologically impaired populations. He has a long-standing interest in the interaction between cortical and subcortical systems in sensorimotor control and learning. His work on the cerebellum has been seminal in reconceptualizing the functional domain of this subcortical structurefrom its traditional role in sensorimotor control to a broader view that recognizes its role in higher-level cognition. In addition to his work in motor control, Dr. Ivry has made important contributions to our understanding of psychological processes and neural mechanisms involved in action selection, temporal processing, and hemispheric specialization.