Julia C. Basso, PhD, CYT
Senior Research Associate

  • Examining how episodic future thinking can impact health behaviors in patient populations with errors in decision making such as obesity, diabetes, and addiction.
  • Investigating the effects of exercise on brain function and physiology, and the neurobiological underpinnings of exercise motivation

Basso JC, Morrell JI (2017). Using wheel availability to shape running behavior of the rat towards improved behavioral and neurobiological outcomes.  Journal of Neuroscience Methods 290:  13-23.

Basso JC, Suzuki WA (2017). The effects of acute exercise on mood, cognition, neurophysiology, and neurochemical pathways: a review. Brain Plasticity 2: 127-152.

​Basso JC, Shang A, Elman M, Karmouta R, Suzuki WA (2015).  Acute exercise improves prefrontal cortex but not hippocampal function in healthy adults.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 21(10):791-801.

Basso JC, Morrell JI (2015). The medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens mediate the motivation for     voluntary wheel running in the rat. Behavioral Neuroscience 129(4):457-72.

Barrett AM, Goedert KM, Basso JC (2012).  Prism adaptation for spatial neglect after stroke:  translational practice gaps.  Nature Reviews Neuroscience 8(10): 567-77.

Morrell JI, Basso JC, Pereira M (2011).  Both high and low doses of cocaine derail normal maternal caregiving –lessons from the laboratory rat.  Frontiers in Psychiatry 2(30): 1-4.

2017, Postdoctoral, Center for Neural Science, New York University

2012, Ph.D., Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University
Dissertation: Investigation of the behavioral processes and neurobiological substrates involved in the motivation for voluntary wheel running in the rat

2005, B.A., Department of Neuroscience / Department of Dance, Middlebury College


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