Leslie Burton


Psychological Sciences


Ph.D., 1985, University of Chicago

Research Interests

Dr. Burton’s current research and projects include the studies of the neuroscience of consciousness, as well as gender and cultural differences in cognition and emotion. Her other interests include:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Gender/Cultural/Individual Differences

Research Websites 

Leslie Burton 


Physiological Psychology

Psychology of Consciousness

Multicultural Psychology

Special Topics/Clinical Neuropsychology



Burton, L. and Nkwo, C. (2022). Gender differences in the relationship between state and trait anxiety and empathy. Current Psychology, 41, 8368-8373. 

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.

Honors and Awards

Fellow, APA Division 40, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

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

Licensure:  NY, CT, CA


Leslie Burton
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Mailing AddressStamford
Office LocationDWTN 345
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