February 26, 2014

Maze puts images on floor, where rats look

A rodent in a maze is a staple — even a stereotype — of experimental psychology research. But the maze in the lab of Rebecca Burwell, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University, is not your grandfather’s apparatus.


October 1, 2013

Through the Looking Glass

Brown University's Center for Vision Research and the Burwell Laboratory were recently featured in the Brown University Alumni Magazine. "Psychologist Rebecca Burwell, a professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences, studies the link between memory and vision, or how what we’ve seen in the past influences what we’re seeing in the present."



June 15, 2013

Rebecca Burwell: New Editor-in-Chief of Behavioral Neuroscience

Rebecca Burwell was recently appointed the Incoming Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychological Association journal, Behavioral Neuroscience.

Her term begins January 1, 2014.



April 2, 2013

Professor Burwell Speaks on Science Writing

December 5, 2012

Mammalian Brain Knows Where It's At

A new study in the journal Neuron suggests that the brain uses a different region than neuroscientists had thought to associate objects and locations in the space around an individual. Knowing where this fundamental process occurs could help treat disease and brain injury as well as inform basic understanding of how the brain supports memory and guides behavior. 

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September 19, 2011

Brain researchers study high-tech ways to overcome injury

About a year after winning a major share of a nearly $15-million grant, a team of Brown professors is developing and using new technologies to study the brain. Their goal is to inform the development of therapies that could restore functions lost to injury and stroke.

May 4, 2010

DARPA REPAIR Stanford-Brown Collaborative Project Funded

With $14.9 million of federal funding, the four-university research team will seek to develop new technology and lay the basic research foundation for improved therapies for brain trauma.


Researchers at four institutions, led by Stanford University and Brown University, have begun an effort with more than $14 million of federal funding to learn both how the brain and its microcircuitry react to sudden physiological changes and what can be done to encourage recovery from injury.

December 5, 2004

Electrical Synapses Help the Brain's Master Clock Tick

Many nerve cells in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the brain’s master circadian clock, communicate by electrical synapses, according to Brown University research published in the current issue of Nature Neuroscience. The team also found that, in rats and mice, electrical synapses synchronize this critical clock, which helps regulate the daily cycles of sleeping and waking.