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Rebekka Matheson

Associate Teaching Professor
Psychology, Psychology

1030 KMBL
Provo, UT 84602


Rebekka Matheson graduated from the Neuroscience Center at BYU in 2006. She went to medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where her clinical work emphasized neurology, psychiatry, and addiction medicine. In addition, she took graduate courses in the neurosciences through the colleges of Neurobiology & Anatomy and Pharmacology & Physiology. In years out for research between the course and clinical years of medical school, she researched the neuroanatomy of reward circuitry and deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disease.

Research Interests

Cognitive and behavioral neuroscience; addiction; pedagogy of science. Dr. Matheson does not currently operate a research lab.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Matheson particularly enjoys the Neuroscience core classes: Neurobiology, Neuroanatomy, and Behavioral Neuroscience courses, as well as adjacent courses such as Sensation and Perception and Cognition. These courses combine scientific rigor with a human context and clinical application.


  • Medical Doctor, Medicine , Neurology, Psychiatry, University of Rochester (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience , Brigham Young University (2006)

Honors and Awards

  • Early Career Teaching Award, Brigham Young University (2021 - 2024)


  • American Medical Association (2017 - Present)
  • Society for Neuroscience (2005 - Present)

Courses Taught