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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

9/11/2022
Lopez DA, Christensen ZP, Foxe JJ, Ziemer LR, Nicklas PR, Freedman EG. "Association between mild traumatic brain injury, brain structure, and mental health outcomes in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study." NeuroImage.. 2022 Sep 11; :119626. Epub 2022 Sep 11.

8/11/2022
Toffolo KK, Freedman EG, Foxe JJ. "Evoking the N400 Event-Related Potential (ERP) Component Using a Publicly Available Novel Set of Sentences with Semantically Incongruent or Congruent Eggplants (Endings)." Neuroscience.. 2022 Aug 11; Epub 2022 Aug 11.

8/10/2022
Wakim KM, Freedman EG, Tivarus ME, Christensen Z, Molholm S, Foxe JJ. "Effects of HIV infection and Former Cocaine Dependence on Neuroanatomical Measures and Neurocognitive Performance." Neuroscience.. 2022 Aug 10; Epub 2022 Aug 10.

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