George Buzzell

George Buzzell

Assistant Professor




Dr. Buzzell is an assistant professor of psychology in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning and Memory at FIU and also a member of the Center for Children and Families. He leads the Neural Dynamics of Control Laboratory, which is devoted to understanding how individuals monitor and control their behavior, a set of processes known as cognitive control (also referred to as executive functioning or self-regulation). At a basic level, the lab employs neural, computational, and behavioral tools to pinpoint the neurocognitive processes involved in cognitive control, asking how these processes develop across childhood and adolescence. At the applied level, the lab seeks to understand how the development of cognitive control relates to social behavior and the emergence of social anxiety. Ultimately, this work has the capacity to provide unique insights into basic developmental processes, while also informing policy or intervention work for families, schools, and clinicians.

Current or prospective students interested in working with Dr. Buzzell should contact him directly to enquire about opportunities to become involved in research. Additional information can be found on the Neural Dynamics of Control Laboratory website.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • PhD, Psychology (Concentration in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • BS, Psychology (with Honors), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA