Helene M. Sisti

Helene M. Sisti

  • Assistant Professor


Dr. Sisti is a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, Human Brain Mapping, and Learning & Memory, among others. Her area of expertise is learning and neuroplasticity - a topic she has investigated using cellular models and human brain imaging. Before joining the Norwich Faculty, she held teaching appointments at Rutgers University and Villanova University, where she taught Statistics, Motor Learning, and Biopsychology. She has served as a reviewer for several scholarly journals, including Neurorehabilitation and Repair, PLoS ONE, and Attention, Perception & Psychophysics; she has also served as guest Executive Editor of theJournal of Motor Behavior.

Between 2013 and 2015, she was a management consultant at Gap International. As a member of their Genius Institute, her team investigated how language impacts action using the company’s Breakthrough Methodology.® She facilitated leadership conferences throughout the US, as well as in Australia and Dubai.

In 2023, she founded, RISEN: Research In Sport, Education and Neuroscience. The mission is to protect brain health by improving the screening of concussions. Her multimodal approach uses the latest neurotechnology to provide insight into this ‘invisible injury.’ 


Ph.D. Rutgers University, Postdoctoral Fellow KU Leuven, Belgium

Courses Taught

PY 220 Developmental Psychology
PY 230 Biopsychology
PY 263 Perception
PY 313 Experimental Psychology  
PY 344 Cognition
PY 398 Thesis Preparation
PY 498 Senior Thesis


Sisti HM. Editorial Comment. J Mot Behav. 2023;55(5):443. doi:10.1080/00222895.2023.2233745. Epub 2023 Jul 11. PMID: 37433561.

Sisti HM, Beebe A, Bishop M, Gabrielsson E. A brief review of motor imagery and bimanual coordination. Front Hum Neurosci. 2022 Nov 11;16:1037410. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2022.1037410. PMID: 36438642; PMCID: PMC9693758.

Anderson ML, Sisti HM, Curlik DM 2nd, Shors TJ. Associative learning increases adult neurogenesis during a critical period. Eur J Neurosci. 2011 Jan;33(1):175-81. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2010.07486.x. Epub 2010 Dec 12. PMID: 21143670; PMCID: PMC3057912.