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Western Kentucky University

Honors College at WKU

Dr. Leslie Baylis

Dr. Leslie Baylis




Assistant Director 


Dr. Baylis promotes research and creative activity for Honor Students across all disciplines of the University. She oversees the CET process, determines Honors Development Grants to fund research and creative endeavors, and organizes the publication of theses. Her belief is that our first responsibility to students is to educate them – but teaching alone will be insufficient given the short "shelf-life" of knowledge. This is most obvious in the rapidly altering detail of science, but continual revision is seen in all aspects of the arts and humanities as well. A crucial component of equipping students to understand the fluxing nature of knowledge is to educate them in the process of generating knowledge – of research.

She received her D. Phil. from Oxford University in Neuroscience and a B.S. from Centre College.

Research Interests

Experimental Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology, Perception, and Evolutionary Psychology.

Selected Publications

Rorden, C., Jelsone, L., Simon-Dack, S., Baylis, L.L. and Baylis, G.C. (2009) Visual Extinction: The effect of temporal and spatial bias. Neuropsychologia, 47, 321-329. 

Baylis, G.C., Baylis, L.L., and Gore, C.J. (2004) Visual neglect can be object-based or scene-based, depending on task representation. Cortex, 40, 237-246.

Baylis, G.C., Simon, S.L., Baylis, L.L., Rorden, C. (2002). Visual extinction with double simultaneous stimulation: what is simultaneous? Neuropsychologia, 40, 1027-1034.

 Baylis, G.C and Baylis, L.L. (2001) Visually misguided reaching in Balint's Syndrome. Neuropsychologia, 39, 865-875.

 Baylis, G.C. and Baylis, L.L. (1997) Deficit in figure-ground segregation following closed head injury. Neuropsychologia, 35, 1133-1138.

Baylis, L. L., Rolls, E. T. and Baylis, G. C. (1995) Afferent connections of the caudolateral orbitofrontal cortex taste area of the primate. Neuroscience, 64, 801-812 .

Baylis, G.C., Driver, J., Baylis, L.L. and Rafal, R. (1994) Reading letters and words in a patient with Balint's Syndrome. Neuropsychologia , 10, 1273-1286.

Rolls, E. T. and Baylis, L. L. (1994) Gustatory, olfactory and visual convergence within the primate orbitofrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 14, 5437-5452.

Baylis, L. L. and Gaffan, D. (1991) Amygdalectomy and ventromedial prefrontal ablation produce similar deficits in food choice and in simple object discrimination learning for an unseen reward. Experimental Brain Research, 86: 617-622.

Baylis, L.L. and Rolls, E.T. (1991) Responses of neurons in the primate taste cortex to glutamate. Physiology and Behavior, 49: 973-979.


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