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Edward G. Freedman, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 273-1892

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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.



BS | Brown University

MS | Cornell University

PhD | Univ of Pennsylvania

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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



Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

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

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

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

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Journal Articles

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.

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.

Hagler DJ, Hatton S, Cornejo MD, Makowski C, Fair DA, Dick AS, Sutherland MT, Casey BJ, Barch DM, Harms MP, Watts R, Bjork JM, Garavan HP, Hilmer L, Pung CJ, Sicat CS, Kuperman J, Bartsch H, Xue F, Heitzeg MM, Laird AR, Trinh TT, Gonzalez R, Tapert SF, Riedel MC, Squeglia LM, Hyde LW, Rosenberg MD, Earl EA, Howlett KD, Baker FC, Soules M, Diaz J, de Leon OR, Thompson WK, Neale MC, Herting M, Sowell ER, Alvarez RP, Hawes SW, Sanchez M, Bodurka J, Breslin FJ, Morris AS, Paulus MP, Simmons WK, Polimeni JR, van der Kouwe A, Nencka AS, Gray KM, Pierpaoli C, Matochik JA, Noronha A, Aklin WM, Conway K, Glantz M, Hoffman E, Little R, Lopez M, Pariyadath V, Weiss SR, Wolff-Hughes DL, DelCarmen-Wiggins R, Feldstein Ewing SW, Miranda-Dominguez O, Nagel BJ, Perrone AJ, Sturgeon DT, Goldstone A, Pfefferbaum A, Pohl KM, Prouty D, Uban K, Bookheimer SY, Dapretto M, Galvan A, Bagot K, Giedd J, Infante MA, Jacobus J, Patrick K, Shilling PD, Desikan R, Li Y, Sugrue L, Banich MT, Friedman N, Hewitt JK, Hopfer C, Sakai J, Tanabe J, Cottler LB, Nixon SJ, Chang L, Cloak C, Ernst T, Reeves G, Kennedy DN, Heeringa S, Peltier S, Schulenberg J, Sripada C, Zucker RA, Iacono WG, Luciana M, Calabro FJ, Clark DB, Lewis DA, Luna B, Schirda C, Brima T, Foxe JJ, Freedman EG, Mruzek DW, Mason MJ, Huber R, McGlade E, Prescot A, Renshaw PF, Yurgelun-Todd DA, Allgaier NA, Dumas JA, Ivanova M, Potter A, Florsheim P, Larson C, Lisdahl K, Charness ME, Fuemmeler B, Hettema JM, Maes HH, Steinberg J, Anokhin AP, Glaser P, Heath AC, Madden PA, Baskin-Sommers A, Constable RT, Grant SJ, Dowling GJ, Brown SA, Jernigan TL, Dale AM. "Image processing and analysis methods for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study." NeuroImage.. 2019 Aug 12; :116091. Epub 2019 Aug 12.