Darryl Neill

Goodrich C. White Professor of Psychology

Office: 325 Psychology Building

Phone: 404-727-7445

Fax: 404-727-0372

Email: dneill@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Psychology

36 Eagle Row
Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322


Dr. Neill received a B.S. in Biology from Eckerd College in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Biopsychology from the University of Chicago in 1972. He joined the Emory faculty in 1971.



  • PSYC 110: Introductory Psychology I: Neuroscientific and Cognitive Foundations of Psychology
  • PSYC 323: Drugs and Behavior
  • PSYC 353/NBB 302: Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYC 385/REL 370/NBB 370: Neuroscience, Religion, and the Human Condition


  • PSYC 551: Neurobiology of Cognition and Motivated Behavior


Neuroanatomy and neurochemistry of brain mechanisms for mood, motivation, and reward. Brain mechanisms supporting drug abuse. Behavioral and neural dissection of mood disorders, particularly depression.

Current Projects
  • Decoding Reward Signal-Carrying Efferents of Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Rats
  • Decoding Reward Signal-Carrying Efferents of Nucleus Accumbens in Rats
  • Dopamine-Glutamate Interaction in Nucleus Accumbens in the Control of Motivated Behavior
  • Neurobehavioral Analysis of Neonatal Maternal Separation as a Model of Depression in Rats
  • Behavioral Analysis of Different Rat Strains Differing in Reaction to Rewarding Stimuli
  • Examination of Behavioral Reaction of Mice Missing Brain Norepinephrine to Rewarding Stimuli
Current Graduate Students
  • Bethany Brooks (Emory Neuroscience Program)
  • Dustin Romine (Neuroscience and Animal Behavior Program)
  • Kelly Watts (Emory Neuroscience Program)