Leslie Burton


Psychological Sciences

Degree: Ph.D., 1985, University of Chicago
Webpages: ResearchGate
Research Interests: Neuropsychology
Gender/Cultural/Individual Differences
Research Synopsis: Current projects include the neuroscience of consciousness, as well as gender and cultural differences in cognition and emotion.
Courses: Physiological Psychology
Psychology of Consciousness
Multicultural Psychology
Special Topics/Clinical Neuropsychology
Additional Background: Fellow, APA Division 40, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology


ABPP-CN, Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology


Licensure:  NY, CT, CA

Representative Publications:
    • Burton, L. (2021). Metacognition and frontal lobe functioning. Clinical Neuropsychiatry18(2), 86-90.


    • Burton, L. Delvecchio, E., Germani, A., and Mazzeschi, C. (2021). Individualism/collectivism and personality in Italian and American Groups. Current Psychology, 40, 29-34.


    • Burton, L., Bensimon, E., Marega Allimant, J., Kinsman, R., Levin, A., Kovacs, L., Koskorelos, E., and  Bahrami, J.  (2013).  Relationship of prosody perception to personality and aggression.  Current Psychology, 32(3), 275-280.


    • Burton, L., Guterman, E., and Baum, G. (2013). Effect of prenatal androgen on adult personality: Greater openness with more female-typical 2D:4D digit ratios. Current Psychology, 32(2), 197-202.


    • Burton, L. and Henninger, D.  (2013).  Sex differences in relationships between verbal fluency and personality. Current Psychology, 32(2), 168-174.


    • Burton, L., Bolt, N., Hadjikyriacou, D., Silton, N., Kilgallen, C., and Allimant, J. (2011). Relationships of smiling and flirtation to aggression and 2D:4D, a prenatal androgen index.  Evolutionary Psychology, 9(1), 28-37.


    • Burton, L., Pfaff, D., Bolt, N., Hadjikyriacou, D., Silton, N., Kilgallen, C., Cofer, J., and Allimant, J. (2010).  Effects of gender and personality on the Conners Continuous Performance Test.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(1),66-70.


    • Brand, J., Barr, W., Schaffer, S., Burton, L., Alper, K., and Devinsky, O.  (2009). Emotional recognition ability in patients with epileptic versus nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsy and Behavior, 15, 333-338.


    • Burton, L., Hafetz, J., Henninger, D., and Cofer, J.  (2009).  Aggression, gender-typical childhood play, and a prenatal hormonal index.  Social Behavior and Personality, 37(1), 105-116.


    • Burton, L., Rabin, L., Vardy, S., Frohlich, J., Porter, G. Wyatt, Cofer, L., and Labar, D.  (2008).  Implicit and explicit memory for affective passages in temporal lobectomy patients.  Brain and Cognition, 68, 22-29.


    • Rabin, L., Burton, L., and Barr, W.  (2007).  Utilization rates of ecologically oriented instruments among clinical neuropsychologists.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 21(5), 727-734.


    • Burton, L., Hafetz, J., and Henninger, D.  (2007).  Gender differences in relational and physical aggression. Social Behavior and Personality, 35 (1), 41-50.


    • Rabin, L., Barr, W., and Burton, L.  (2007).  Effect of patient occupation/education variables on the choice of neuropsychological assessment instruments.  Applied Neuropsychology, 14(4), 247-254.


    • Burton, L., Henninger, D., and Hafetz, J.  (2005).  Gender differences in relationships of mental rotation, verbal fluency, and SAT scores to finger length ratios as hormonal indices.  Developmental Neuropsychology, 28(1), 493-505.


    • Burton, L., Rabin, L., Wyatt, G., Frohlich, J., Vardy, S., and Dimitri, D.  (2005).  Priming effects for affective vs. neutral faces.  Brain and Cognition, 59(3), 322-329.


    • Rabin, L., Barr, W., and Burton, L. (2005). Assessment practices of North American Clinical Psychologists:  A survey of INS, NAN, and APA Division 40 members.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 20(1), 33-65.


    • Burton, L., Rabin, L., Vardy, S., Frohlich, J., Wyatt, G., Dimitri, D., Constante, S., and Guterman, E..  (2004).  Gender differences in implicit and explicit memory for affective passages.  Brain and Cognition, 54(3), 218-224.


    • Burton, L., Vardy, S., Frohlich, J., Dimitri, D., Wyatt, G., Rabin, L., and Labar, D.  (2004).  Affective tasks elicit material-specific memory effects in temporal lobectomy patients.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 26(8), 1021-1030.


    • Burton, L., Wyatt, G., Rabin, L., Frohlich, J., Bernstein Vardy, S., Dimitri, D., and Labar, D.  (2003).  Perception and priming of affective faces in temporal lobectomy patients.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 25(3), 348-360.


    • Burton, L., Leahy, D., and Volpe, B.  (2003).  Traumatic brain injury brief outcome interview. Applied Neuropsychology, 10(3),145-152.


    • Pessin, H., Rosenfeld, B., Burton, L., and Breitbart, W.  (2003).  The role of cognitive impairment in desire for hastened death.  General Hospital Psychiatry, 194-199.


    • Burton, L., Gilliam, D., Flynn, S., Labar, D., and Conn, J.  (2002).  Global affective memory for faces in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.  Applied Neuropsychology, 9(4), 234-239.


    • Frohlich, J., Morgan, M., Ogawa, S., Burton, L., and Pfaff, D.  (2002).  Statistical analysis of measures of arousal in ovariectomized female mice.  Hormones and Behavior, 42, 414-423.


    • Frohlich, J., Morgan, M., Ogawa, S., Burton, L., and Pfaff, D.  (2001).  Statistical analysis of hormonal influences on arousal measures in ovariectomized female mice.  Hormones and Behavior, 39 (1), 39-47.


    • Burton, L. and Labar, D.  (1999).  Emotional status after left vs. right temporal lobectomy.  Seizure, 8, 116-119.


    • Burton, L.,  Gilliam, D.,  Flynn, S.,  and Labar, D.  (1999).  Affective verbal memory in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.  Applied Neuropsychology, 6(2), 115-120.


    • Frohlich, J.,  Ogawa, S.,  Morgan, M.,  Burton, L., and Pfaff, D.  (1999).  Hormones, genes, and the structure of sexual arousal. Behavioral Brain Research, 105, 5-27.


    • Nolan, K. and Burton, L.  (1998).  Incidence of the Fuld WAIS-R profile in Parkinson’s disease and in traumatic brain injury.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 13(5), 425-432.


    • Nolan, K.,  Volpe, B., and Burton, L.  (1997).  The continuum of deep/surface dyslexia.  Journal of Psycholinguistic Research,  26(4), 413-24.


    • Burton, L. and Harden, C.  (1997).  Effect of topiramate on attention.  Epilepsy Research,  27, 29-32.


    • Hosain, S.,  Burton, L.,  Fraser, R., and Labar, D.  (1995).  Focal suppression-burst on electrocorticography after temporal lobectomy.  Neurology, 45, 2276-2278.


    • Burton, L. and Volpe, B.  (1994).  Depression after head injury:  Do physical and cognitive sequelae have similar impact?  Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair,  8, 63-7.


    • Burton, L. and Volpe, B.  (1993).  Social Adjustment Scale assessments in traumatic brain injury.  Journal of Rehabilitation,  59(4), 34-37.


    • Victor, J.,  Conte, M.,  Burton, L., and Nass, R.  (1993)  Visual evoked potentials in dyslexics and normals:  Failure to find a difference in transient or steady-state responses.  Visual Neuroscience,  10, 939-46.


    • Burton, L.,  Wagner, N.,  Lim, C., and Levy, J..  (1992).  Visual field differences for clockwise and counter-clockwise mental rotation.  Brain and Cognition, 18, 192-207.


    • Burton, L. and Levy, J.  (1991).  Effects of processing speed on cerebral asymmetry for left and right oriented faces.  Brain and Cognition,  15(1), 95-105.


    • Russ, M.,  Ackerman, S.,  Burton, L.,  Shindledecker, R., and Goldberg, E.  (1990).  Cognitive effects of ECT in the elderly.  International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 5, 115-18.


    • Burton, L. and Levy, J. (1989).  Sex differences in the lateralized processing of facial emotion. Brain and Cognition, 11, 210-28.


    • Burton, L. and Volpe, B.  (1988).  Sex differences in emotional status of traumatically brain-injured patients.  Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair,  2(4), 151-7.


    • Levy, J.,  Heller,W.,  Banich, M., and Burton, L.  (1983).  Are variations among right-handed individuals in perceptual asymmetries caused by characteristic arousal asymmetries between the hemispheres?  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance,  9(3), 329-57.


    • Levy, J.,  Heller, W.,  Banich, M., and Burton, L.  (1983).  Asymmetry of perception in the free-viewing of chimeric faces.  Brain and Cognition,  2, 404-19.


Leslie Burton
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