Albert D. Mead Professor Emerita of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Studies


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 in La jolla, CA, and at the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at The State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has been at Brown since 1996, first in the Department of Psychology and now in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, which she chaired from 2019-2022. She has a secondary appointment in the Department of Neuroscience. Dr. Burwell trained graduate students in the Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and Neuroscience Graduate Programs. She was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of the APA journal, Behavioral Neuroscience, and was a member of the APA Council of Editors. Dr. Burwell is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research was funded by NSF, NIMH, and DARPA. 

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