November 23, 2015
For decades of work to understand the brain anatomy underlying the relationship between memory and context, Rebecca Burwell has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
November 12, 2015
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October 13, 2015
It’s happened to all of us at one time or another: You’re walking through a crowd, and suddenly a face seems incredibly familiar — so much so that you do a double-take. Who is that? How do you know them? You have no idea, but something about their face nags at you. You know you’ve seen it before.Brown University brain scientists didn’t just study how recognition of familiarity and novelty arise in the mammalian brain, they actually took control, inducing rats to behave as if images they’d seen before were new, and images they had never seen were old.
October 6, 2015
You probably think you’re seeing this sentence for the first time. But if you’ve visited any labs at Brown University recently, you might just not realize you’ve read it already.
September 29, 2015
Brown University brain scientists didn’t just study how recognition of familiarity and novelty arise in the mammalian brain, they actually took control, inducing rats to behave as if images they’d seen before were new, and images they had never seen were old.
February 26, 2014
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
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 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
December 5, 2012
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
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
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.
BY DAVID ORENSTEIN 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
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.