Alexander Barnett

Assistant Professor


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Episodic memory
  • Event Cognition
  • Functional MRI
  • Functional connectivity
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy


Dr. Barnett completed his B.Sc., M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. Before returning to UofT as faculty, Dr. Barnett was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, at Davis. Dr. Barnett’s research incorporates elements of systems neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and clinical neuropsychology in creative ways to expand our understanding of episodic memory. His research explores how neocortical networks in the brain interact with the hippocampus to support the formation, retrieval, and transformation of episodic memories. He is interested in applying this knowledge to examine how alterations in network communication impact memory in populations with memory impairment.