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Dr. Steven Barnes

Associate Professor of Teaching

Psychology

Faculty of Arts

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Dr. Steven Barnes is a faculty member in UBC’s Department of Psychology, and is co-deputy director of CREST.BD.  His neuroscientific expertise lies in the areas of psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, learning and memory, and neuroplasticity.  He is also a talented web programmer and web designer, having worked both in industry and as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Interactive Art and Design.  He currently has a keen interest in the translation and visualization of knowledge–especially from current research on Bipolar Disorders.  He is also an accomplished artist–his current art practice is centered around the production of new media pieces that aim to inspire dialogue on the ways we think about and use modern technologies.  He is a talented educator with multiple teaching awards, and co-author of a best-selling textbook on Behavioural Neuroscience, Biopsychology (Pearson).

Research Interests

Psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, learning and memory, neuroplasticity, translation and visualization of knowledge