Dr. Brian Levine is a neuropsychologist interested in the function and dysfunction of large-scale neural systems as expressed in complex human behaviors, including episodic and autobiographical memory, self-regulation and goal management. Much of his research concerns syndromes seen in patients with focal brain lesions caused by strokes and tumors, traumatic brain injury, dementia and psychiatric disorders, although he also studies healthy young and older adults. Dr. Levine is particularly interested in the real-life deficits faced by patients with brain disease. Because these deficits are often not readily apparent in standard neuropsychological or neurological examinations, Dr. Levine uses novel assessment techniques, coupled with multimodal neuroimaging (structural and functional MRI, EEG and MEG) in his research.
Dr. Levine has published over 110 scientific articles and chapters on memory, frontal lobe function, traumatic brain injury, aging, dementia and rehabilitation and one book, Mind and Frontal Lobes. He is co-author of Goal Management Training®, a novel intervention for improving executive functions in patients with brain disease.
Dr. Levine is frequently called upon to communicate research findings to health professionals and the general public. He has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBC Radio, USA Today, Psychology Today, Scientific American MIND, and Discovery Health.
Human memory: normal functioning, memory disorders and neuroimaging
Assessment and rehabilitation of executive functioning deficits associated with frontal dysfunction
Awards & Distinctions
2012: Stephen W. Herbert Award for Excellence in Education
2010: Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
2009: Fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 40, Neuropsychology)
1999-2004: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Scholarship
1999-2003: Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Ontario