Kinsbourne, Marcel


Marcel  Kinsbourne

B.M. B.Ch Oxford = M.D. US

M.A. Oxford

D.M. Oxford = Ph.D. US

MRCP London =  Medical Boards

M.D.  North Carolina (also licensed MA, VA 

Professor of Psychology


Dr. Kinsbourne is a neurologist with special interest in pediatric neurology and behavioral neurology. He was trained as a medical doctor in the UK, served on the psychology faculty at Oxford and immigrated to the US in 1967. Throughout his career he has held Professorships both in Neurology and in Psychology.

Further information about his research is to be found here:
Courses Taught:
  • Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Biological Aspects of Childhood Psychopathology
  • Seminar on Consciousness
  • Developmental Psycholpathology
Recent Publications:


Helt M, Kelley E, Kinsbourne M, Pandey J, Boorstein H, Herbert M, Fein D (2008) Can children with autism recover? If so, how? Neuropsychology Reviews 18: 339-366.

Kinsbourne M and Jordan JS (2009) Embodied anticipation: A neurodevelopmental
interpretation. Discourse Processes 46: 103-126.

McKay R and Kinsbourne M (2010) Confabulation, delusion and anosognosia. Motivational factors and false claims. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry 15: 288-318.

Hiscock M and Kinsbourne M (2011) Attention and the right-ear advantage: What is the
connection? Brain and Cognition 76: 263-275.

Miller JG and Kinsbourne M (2012) Culture and neuroscience in developmental
psychology: contribution and challenge. Child Development Perspectives 6: 35-41.


Kinsbourne M (2008) Development of cerebral lateralization in children. In C.R. Reynolds and E Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology (3rd Ed.). NewYork, Springer.

Kinsbourne M and Helt M (2011) Social entrainment of typically developing and autistic children. In D. Fein (Ed.) The Neuropsychology of Autism, ((339-365), Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Kinsbourne M (2011) Repetitive movements and arousal. In D. Fein (Ed.) The Neuropsychology of Autism, (367-394), Oxford, Oxford University Press.


Office Location:
Room 704, 80 Fifth Avenue
Office Hours:
By appointment.
Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5727, ext. 3103


Personal Website:

Research Interests:
  • Laterality
  • Hemisphere Specialization
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Embodiment
  • Interpersonal Entrainment
  • Morality and the Brain
  • Consciousness
Professional Affiliations:

International Neuropsychological Society (ex president)

Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ex president)
American Psychological Society
Association for Psychological Research
Child Neurology Society
American Neurological Association
Experimental Psychology Society
Psychonomic Society
Society for Neuroscience
Society for Neuroethics


Awards and Honors:

Award for Lifetime Achievement, International Neuropsychological Society, 2011

Distinguished University Teaching Excellence Award New School 2008

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