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About Hewlet McFarlane

Hewlet G. McFarlane his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Syracuse University in 1998, after which he joined the Kenyon Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program. He did post-doctoral research training in neuropharmacology in the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. His teaching revolves around the effects of both healthy and diseased/damaged brains on behavior. His research interests, broadly defined, focus on the relationship(s) between brain chemistry and behavior with particular emphasis on mental illness. Specifically, he is interested in the interactions between neurotransmitter systems, the effects of drugs on the brain, and the relationship between brain chemistry and mental illness. His current research project focuses on developing mouse models of autism and the interaction between tyrosine availability in the brain and regional dopamine release. Hewlet maintains ongoing research collaborations with the Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience at National Institute of Mental in Bethesda, MD, and the Department of Psychiatry at the Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital in Brecksville, OH. He is a member of Society for Neuroscience, the International Behavioral and Neural Genetics Society, The Midwestern Psychological Association and the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.


Present Professor of Neuroscience, Kenyon College

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  • PSYC 347: Psychopharmacology
  • PSYC 305: Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 304: Neuropsychology
  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology: Basic Processes
  • PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology
  • NEUR 95: Behavioral Neuroscience
  • NEUR 497Y: Senior Honors
  • NEUR 497Y: Senior Honors
  • NEUR 493: Individual Study
  • NEUR 491: ST: Neurophilosophy Conscious
  • NEUR 471: Topics in Neuroscience
  • NEUR 385: Research in Neuroscience
  • NEUR 347: Psychopharmacology
  • NEUR 305: Behavioral Neuroscience
  • NEUR 305: Physiological Psychology
  • NEUR 304: Neuropsychology
  • NEUR 212: Neuroscience
  • NEUR 191 ST: NEUR of Film, Space, Play
  • NEUR 112: Introduction to Neuroscience
  • NEUR 105: Fundamentals of Neuroscience: Film, Space and Play


1998 Doctorate of Philosophy, Syracuse University
1995 Master of Science, Syracuse University
1991 Bachelor of Science, Syracuse University

Contact Information

P: (740) 427-5375
Samuel Mather 413


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