Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

Rebecca Todd received her PhD in Developmental Science and Neuroscience from University Toronto, and postdoctoral training in cognitive neuroscience at the Rotman Research Institute and the University of Toronto Department of Psychology. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the cognitive area in the UBC Department of Psychology. Her research draws on convergent measures (behavioural measures, ERPs, fMRI, eye tracking, and genotyping) to investigate influences of emotion on attention and memory across the lifespan: Specifically, what are the neural underpinnings of affective salience, or the emotional importance of an event, how does affective salience bias attention and memory, and how do such affective biases develop and ultimately influence emotional health and well-being?


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia


  • 2008 
    University of Toronto, PhD in Neuroscience and Developmental Science


Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, CIHR New Investigator