Kyle S. Smith

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

We conduct research on how the brain works to generate reward, motivation, actions, and habits. Our work incorporates techniques to record neural activity, modulate neuronal activity at sub-second timescales, study brain chemistry, and map brain connections. The research is relevant to understanding disorders of reward and action, like addiction, Parkinson’s disease, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.


266 Moore Hall
HB 6207


  • BA, Indiana University
  • MS, University of Michigan
  • PhD, University of Michigan
  • Postdoc, MIT