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Indiana University Bloomington

Amanda Bolbecker

Dr. Amanda Bolbecker

Associate Scientist


arhoskin [at]

office: Larue-Carter Hospital 8-1061 | (317)941-4252

Educational Background

  • 2005 Phd, Purdue University
  • 2005 MS, Purdue University
  • 1995 BA, Missouri State University

Research Interests

  • Psychotic and mood disorders
  • Electrophysical indices of cognitive function
  • Motor anomalies in psychopathology
  • Time perception
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Translational models of psychopathology
  • Novel drug development

Representative Publications

1. Bolbecker, A.R., Hong, S.L., Kent, J.S., Klaunig, M.J., O'Donnell, B.F., Hetrick, W.P. (In press). Postural control in bipolar disorder: Increased sway area and decreased dynamical complexity. PLoS One.

2. Ahn, W.J., Rass, O., Fridberg, D.J., Bishara, A.J., Forsyth, J.K., Breier, A., Busemeyer, J.R., Hetrick, W.P., Bolbecker, A.R., O'Donnell, B.F. (In press). Temporal discounting of rewards in patients with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Journal of Affective Disorders.

3. Bolbecker, A.R., Shekhar, A. (In press). Muscarinic agonists and antagonists in schizophrenia. In A. Fryer, A. Christopoulos, & N.M. Nathanson (Eds.), Handbook of Experimental Psychopharmacology: Muscarinic receptors. New York, NY: Springer.

4. Steinmetz, A.B., Skosnik, P.D., Edwards, C.R., Bolbecker, A.R., Steinmetz, J.E., Hetrick, W.P. (In press). Evaluation of Bidirectional Interstimulus Interval (ISI) Shift in Auditory Delay Eyeblink Conditioning in Healthy Humans. Learning & Behavior.

5. Bolbecker, A.R., Hong, S.L., Kent, J.S., Forsyth, J.K., Klaunig, M.J., Lazar, E., O'Donnell, B.F., Hetrick, W.P. (2011). Paced finger tapping abnormalities in bipolar disorder indicate timing dysfunction. Bipolar Disorders, 13, 99-110.

6. Forsyth, J.K., Bolbecker, A.R., Mehta, C.S., O'Donnell, B.F., Hetrick, W.P. (2010). Eyeblink conditioning in schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Evidence for dysfunction in cerebellar timing processes. Schizophrenia Bulletin [published online ahead of print Dec. 9, 2010].

7. Bolbecker, A.R., Mehta, C., Johannesen, J., Edwards, C.R., Tracy, J.A., O'Donnell, B.F., Shekhar, A., Nurnberger, J.I., and Hetrick, W.P. (2009). Eyeblink conditioning anomalies in bipolar disorder suggest cerebellar dysfunction. Bipolar Disorders 11, 19-32.

8. Bolbecker, A.R., Hetrick, W.P., Johannesen, J., O'Donnell, B.F., Steinmetz, J.E., and Shekhar, A. (2009). Secretin improves cerebellar-dependent motor learning in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry 166, 460-6.

9. Bolbecker, A.R., Mehta, C., Edwards, C.R., O'Donnell, B.F., Hetrick, W.P. (2009). Eye-blink conditioning deficits indicate temporal processing abnormalities in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 111, 182-91.

10. Bolbecker, A.R., Lim, C.C., Li, J., Swan, A., Lewis, A., Fleets, J., Wasserman, G.S. (2009). Visual efference in Limulus: In vivo neuromodulation of electroretinogram timing by time of day, electrical stimulation, and infiltration of octopamine or substance P. Journal of Neurophysiology, 102, 1132-38.