Darcy Burgund

Associate Professor, Director, Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience

Olin-Rice Science Center, 330
Telephone: 651-696-6022

Website: http://www.macalester.edu/~dburgund/

Darcy Burgund specializes in high-level visual cognition and memory, with a particular focus on object recognition. Research in her lab employs a variety of methods, including divided-visual-field presentations to investigate hemisphere asymmetries in visual form recognition, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine the particular brain regions involved. She teaches courses on cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging techniques, and research methods.


  • BA: Skidmore College
  • PhD: University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

* Denotes Macalester student author; # denotes Rice student author

• McMenamin, B. W., Marsolek, C. J., Morseth, B. K.,* Speer, M. F.,* Burton, P. C., & Burgund, E. D. (2016). Conflicting demands of abstract and specific visual object processing resolved by fronto-parietal networks. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16, 502-515. doi:10.3758/s13415-016-0409-4

• Prazak, E. R.,* & Burgund, E. D. (2014). Keeping it real: Recognizing expressions in real compared to schematic faces. Visual Cognition, 22, 737-750. doi:10.1080/13506285.2014.914991

• Harvey, D. Y.,# & Burgund, E. D. (2012). Neural adaptation across viewpoint and exemplar in fusiform cortex. Brain and Cognition, 80, 33-44. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2012.04.009

• Guo, Y.,# & Burgund, E. D. (2010). Task effects in the mid-fusiform gyrus: A comparison of orthographic, phonological, and semantic processing of Chinese characters. Brain and Language, 115, 113-120. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2010.08.001

• Burgund, E. D. (2009). Opposing effects of age and reading ability on pseudoword priming. Cognitive Development, 24, 80-87. doi:10.1016/j.cogdev.2008.08.002

• Burgund, E. D., Guo, Y.,# & Aurbach, E. L.# (2009). Priming for letters and pseudoletters in mid-fusiform cortex: Examining letter selectivity and case invariance. Experimental Brain Research, 193, 591-601doi:10.1007/s00221-008-1661-9

• Burgund, E. D., & Abernathy, A. E.# (2008). Letter-specific processing in children and adults matched for reading level. Acta Psychologica, 129, 66-71. doi:10.1016/j.actpsy.2008.04.007

• Burgund, E. D., & Edwards, J. K.# (2008). Identity versus similarity priming for letters in left mid-fusiform cortex. NeuroReport, 19, 761-764. doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e3282fdf688

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