Gregory Berns, MD, PhD

Scientist, Entrepreneur and Author.

Gregory Berns, MD, PhD is the Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics at Emory University, where he directs the Center for Neuropolicy and Facility for Education & Research in Neuroscience. He is also a Professor in the Economics Department and a founding member of the Society for Neuroeconomics. He is the author of Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment and Iconoclast: What Neuroscience Reveals About How To Think Differently, which was named one of the best business books of 2008 by Fast Company. Berns’ latest book, How Dogs Love Us, was published in October 2013 and became a WSJ and NYT bestseller.

Berns-HeadshotDr. Berns specializes in the use of brain imaging technologies to understand human – and now, canine – motivation and decision-making. He has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense and has published over 60 peer-reviewed original research articles.