Professor of Psychology, Director of Neuroscience Program
Cognitive Neuroscience

Olin-Rice Science Center, 330



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 student author

Burgund, E. D. (2021). Left hemisphere dominance for negative facial expressions: The influence of task. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, 742018.

Burgund, E. D. (2021). Looking at the own-race bias: Eye-tracking investigations of memory for different race faces. Visual Cognition, 29, 51-62.

Burgund, E. D. (2021). Task-domain and hemisphere-asymmetry effects in cisgender and transmale individuals. PLoS ONE, 16, e0260542.

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.

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

Harvey, D. Y.,* & Burgund, E. D. (2012). Neural adaptation across viewpoint and exemplar in fusiform cortex. Brain and Cognition, 80, 33-44.

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.