Leslie Burton




1985 Ph.D. University of Chicago Biopsychology
1982 M.S. University of Chicago Biopsychology
1977 B.A. Queens College, CUNY Physics/Psychology


Licensure and Board Certification:

CT, NY, CA; ABPP – Clinical Neuropsychology


Research Interests:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Gender/Cultural/Individual Differences



  • Clinical Topics: Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology of Consciousness


Representative Publications:

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

Burton, Leslie, Henninger, Debra, and Hafetz, Jessica.  (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, Leslie, Rabin, Laura, Wyatt, Gwinne, Frohlich, Jonathan, Vardy, Susan, and Dimitri, Diana.  (2005).  Priming effects for affective vs. neutral faces.  Brain and Cognition, 59(3), 322-329.

Rabin, Laura, Barr, William, and Burton, Leslie. (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, Leslie, Rabin, Laura, Vardy, Susan Bernstein, Frohlich, Jonathan, Wyatt, Gwinne, Dimitri, Diana, Constante, Shimon, and Guterman, Elan.  (2004).  Gender differences in implicit and explicit memory for affective passages.  Brain and Cognition, 54(3), 218-224.

Burton, Leslie, Vardy, Susan, Frohlich, Jonathan, Dimitri, Diana, Wyatt, Gwinne, Rabin, Laura, and Labar, Douglas.  (2004).  Affective tasks elicit material-specific memory effects in temporal lobectomy patients.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 26(8), 1021-1030.

Burton, Leslie, Wyatt, Gwinne, Rabin, Laura, Frohlich, Jonathan, Bernstein Vardy, Susan, Dimitri, Diana, and Labar, Douglas.  (2003).  Perception and priming of affective faces in temporal lobectomy patients.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 25(3), 348-360.

Burton, Leslie, Leahy, Derek, and Volpe, Bruce.  (2003).  Traumatic brain injury brief outcome interview. Applied Neuropsychology, 10(3),145-152.

Pessin, Hayley, Rosenfeld, Barry, Burton, Leslie, and Breitbart, William.  (2003).  The role of cognitive impairment in desire for hastened death.  General Hospital Psychiatry, 194-199.

Burton, Leslie, Gilliam, Denise, Flynn, Sean, Labar, Douglas, and Conn, Jennifer.  (2002).  Global affective memory for faces in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.  Applied Neuropsychology, 9(4), 234-239.

Frohlich, Jonathan, Morgan, Maria, Ogawa, Sonoko, Burton, Leslie, and Pfaff, Donald.  (2002).  Statistical analysis of measures of arousal in ovariectomized female mice.  Hormones and Behavior, 42, 414-423.

Frohlich, Jonathan, Morgan, Maria, Ogawa, Sonoko, Burton, Leslie, and Pfaff, Donald.  (2001).  Statistical analysis of hormonal influences on arousal measures in ovariectomized female mice.  Hormones and Behavior, 39 (1), 39-47.

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

Burton, Leslie,  Gilliam, Denise,  Flynn, Sean,  and Labar, Douglas.  (1999).  Affective verbal memory in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.  Applied Neuropsychology, 6(2), 115-120.

Frohlich, Jonathan,  Ogawa, Sonoko,  Morgan, Maria,  Burton, Leslie, and Pfaff, Donald.  (1999).  Hormones, genes, and the structure of sexual arousal. Behavioral Brain Research, 105, 5-27.

Nolan, Karen and Burton, Leslie.  (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, Karen,  Volpe, Bruce, and Burton, Leslie.   (1997).  The continuum of deep/surface dyslexia.  Journal of Psycholinguistic Research,  26(4), 413-24.

Burton, Leslie and Harden, Cynthia.  (1997).  Effect of topiramate on attention.  Epilepsy Research,  27, 29-32.

Hosain, Syed,  Burton, Leslie,  Fraser, Richard, and Labar, Douglas.  (1995).  Focal suppression-burst on electrocorticography after temporal lobectomy.  Neurology, 45, 2276-2278.

Burton, Leslie and Volpe, Bruce.  (1994).  Depression after head injury:  Do physical and cognitive sequelae have similar impact?  Journal of Neurologic Rehabilitation,  8, 63-7.

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

Victor, Jonathan,  Conte, Mary,  Burton, Leslie, and Nass, Ruth.  (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, Leslie,  Wagner, Nancy,  Lim, C., and Levy, Jerre.  (1992).  Visual field differences for clockwise and counter-clockwise mental rotation.  Brain and Cognition,  18, 192-207.

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

Russ, Mark,  Ackerman, Sigurd,  Burton, Leslie,  Shindledecker, Richard, and Goldberg, Elkhonen.  (1990).  Cognitive effects of ECT in the elderly.  International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,   5, 115-18.

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

Burton, Leslie and Volpe, Bruce.  (1988).  Sex differences in emotional status of traumatically brain-injured patients.  Journal of Neurologic Rehabilitation,  2(4), 151-7.

Levy, Jerre,  Heller,Wendy,  Banich, Marie, and Burton, Leslie.   (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, Jerre,  Heller, Wendy,  Banich, Marie, and Burton, Leslie.  (1983).  Asymmetry of perception in the free-viewing of chimeric faces.  Brain and Cognition,  2, 404-19.



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