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Edward G. Freedman, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 273-1892

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Biography

Research

As part of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab (CNL) at the University of Rochester, my research focuses on understanding the neural underpinnings of sensory processing, cognitive control of behavior, and the interactions of motor control and executive functions across the human lifespan. We have ongoing projects in the Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit investigating differences in sensory processing in opioid-exposed neonates, and at the other end of the lifespan, studies using our novel Mobile Brain/Body Imaging techniques to uncover hidden cognitive decline in aging and degenerative disease like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The CNL also has a large group working on understanding sensory perception in children and adults who have a diagnosis of Autism, We have projects on sensory processing in children who have rare lysosomal storage disorders (Rett Syndrome and Batten Disease are example). We also have a project investigating visual attention differences in children and adults who are deaf, and we have a project investigating the impact on executive functions of a combined cocaine addiction and HIV+ serostatus.

Fundamentally, my research interests focus on understanding the brain, how neural mechanisms control behavior and how these functions are altered in developmental disorders, due to environmental exposures, and in aging.

Credentials

Education

1986
BS | Brown University
Biology

1992
MS | Cornell University
Neurobiology

1996
PhD | Univ of Pennsylvania
Neuroscience

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

1997 - 1999
Post-doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Washington, Seattle WA

1996 - 1997
Post-doctoral Fellow, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA.

Awards

2002
NSF CAREER Award

2001
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

1997
Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience, (The Grass Foundation/The Society for Neuroscience).

1997
Saul Winegrad, M.D. Award for outstanding dissertation (Neuroscience) - Biomedical Graduate Studies,
Location: Univ. of Pennsylvania.

1996
Louis B. Flexner Award for outstanding dissertation research - Institute of Neurological Sciences,
Location: Univ. of Pennsylvania

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/28/2020
Potter A, Dube S, Allgaier N, Loso H, Ivanova M, Barrios LC, Bookheimer S, Chaarani B, Dumas J, Feldstein-Ewing S, Freedman EG, Garavan H, Hoffman E, McGlade E, Robin L, Johns MM. "Early adolescent gender diversity and mental health in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study." Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines.. 2020 May 28; Epub 2020 May 28.

4/20/2020
Shaw LH, Freedman EG, Crosse MJ, Nicholas E, Chen AM, Braiman MS, Molholm S, Foxe JJ. "Operating in a multisensory context: Assessing the interplay between multisensory reaction time facilitation and inter-sensory task-switching effects." Neuroscience.. 2020 Apr 20; Epub 2020 Apr 20.

9/27/2019
Mazurek KA, Richardson D, Abraham N, Foxe JJ, Freedman EG. "Utilizing high-density electroencephalography and motion capture technology to characterize sensorimotor integration while performing complex actions." IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.. 2019 Sep 27; Epub 2019 Sep 27.

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