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Helene Sisti, PhD

Assistant Professor, The Donald Everett Axinn Division of Social Sciences


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ
  • PhD, Rutgers University
  • MEd, Temple University
  • BA, Dartmouth College

Courses Taught

  • Biopsychology/Biologic Basis of Behavior
  • Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Cognition, Learning and Memory
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Motor Learning
  • Perception

Academic Research and Creative Work/Interests

Learning and memory
Peak performance

Recent Publications/Installations/Performances

Brain Structure and Function (2015) Jan;220(1):273-90
Serbruyns L, Gooijers J, Caeyenberghs K, Meesen RL, Cuypers K, Sisti HM, Leemans A, Swinnen SP. Bimanual motor deficits in older adults predicted by diffusion tensor imaging metrics of corpus callosum subregion.

Human Brain Mapping (2013) Jan;34(1):241-52
Gooijers J, Caeyenberghs K, Sisti HM, Geurts M, Heitger MH, Leeman A, and Swinnen SP. Callosal contributions to bimanual coordination: influence of task complexity and sensory feedback.

Learning and Memory (2012) Jul 26;19(8):351-7
Sisti HM, Guerts M, Clerckx R, Heitger M, Caeyenberghs K, and Swinnen SP. Microstructural organization of corpus callosum projections to prefrontal cortex predicts bimanual motor learning.

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuoscience (2010) Elsevier Limited. Oxford
Sisti HM and Shors TJ. Neurogenesis and Memory, Edited by G. Koob, R.F. Thompson and M. Le Moal.

Neuroscience (2004) 125(1):1-6
Radley JJ, Sisti HM, Jao J, Rocher AB, McCall T, Hof PR, McEwen BS, and Morrison JH. Chronic behavioral stress induces apical dendritic reorganization in pyramidal neurons of the medial prefrontal cortex.

Professional Organization Memberships

Society for Neuroscience
Association for Applied Sport Psychology

On Being at SVC

I am excited and grateful to be a part of the SVC community. It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated group of people in service of such an important mission.

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