Professor of Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience

Olin-Rice Science Center, 330

On sabbatical spring 2021


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