My research program uses neuroanatomical, experimental lesion, optogenetic, and electrophysiological approaches to examine the contribution of brain regions adjacent to the hippocampus (including the perirhinal, postrhinal/parahippocampal, and entorhinal cortices) to memory and to other higher cognitive functions.
Dr. Burwell received her doctorate in Experimental and Biological Psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. Her postdoctoral training in neuroanatomy and electrophysiology was at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at The State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has been at Brown since 1996 and is a Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences with a secondary appointment in the Department of Neuroscience. Dr. Burwell trains graduate students in the Psychology Graduate Program and in the Neuroscience Graduate Program.
REBECCA BURWELL, Ph.D.
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Rebecca Burwell (Research at Brown)
Electrical Synapses Help the Brain's Master Clock Tick
Brain Science Program
DARPA REPAIR Project Funded
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Psychology Graduate Program
Center for Vision Research
Mammalian Brain Knows Where It's At
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