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Bryan Fantie

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

  • RESEARCH INTERESTS:
    Cognitive and clinical neuropsychology, behavioural neuroscience; neural mechanisms and correlates of behaviour, emotion, cognition, learning, memory; behavioural neurology; neuropsychological testing and diagnosis; function of the corpus callosum, neocortex, hippocampus; brain damage; closed head injury; schizophrenia, autism, ADD/ADHD.

    Major Interests: Emotion, TBI/CHI, Corpus callosum, Theory of Mind, Affective Neuroscience UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO LACK OF RESEARCH SPACE AND STUDENT FUNDING, DR. FANTIE IS NOT ACCEPTING DOCTORAL STUDENTS AT THIS TIME.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D., Psychology, Dalhousie University, MA, Psychology, Dalhousie University, BA (Honours in Psychology), Concordia University, Diplome Études Collegial (Sciences Humain), Dawson College
  • Book Currently Reading:

    'Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds,' by Richard J. Light / 'The Power of Movies,' by Colin McGinn / 'Transcending the Speed of Light' by Marc Seifer / 'Consciousness: An Introduction' by Susan Blackmore / 'MAUS II' by Art Spiegelman / 'Psychology' by Daniel Schacter, Daniel Gilbert, & Daniel Wegner /
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

 

              
  • Kolb, B. & Fantie, B.D. (1997). Development of the Child's Brain and Behavior. In C.E. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology (2nd Edition), New York: Plenum, pp.17-41..Mirsky, A.F., Fantie, B.D. & Tatman, J.E. (1995). Assessment of attention across the lifespan. In R.L. Mapou & J. Spector (Eds.) Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment: A Cognitive Approach. New York: Plenum, pp. 17-48.
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  • Kolb, B. & Fantie, B.D. (1994). Cortical graft function in adult and neonatal rats. In S.B. Dunnett & A. Björklund (Eds.) Functional Neural Transplantation, New York: Raven, pp. 415-436. .
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Kolb, B. (1991). The problems of prognosis. In J. Dywan, R.D. Kaplan, & F.J. Pirozzolo (Eds.) Neuropsychology and the Law, New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 186-238.
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  • Kolb, B. & Fantie, B.D. (1989). Development of the Child's Brain and Behavior. In C.E. Reynolds & E. Fletcher-Janzen (Eds.) Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology, New York: Plenum, pp.17-39.
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Articles Published in Refereed Journals 

 

              
  • Kosmidis, M.H., Breier, A., & Fantie, B.D. (1999). Avoidance learning in schizophrenia: A dissociation between the effects of aversive and nonaversive stimuli. Schizophrenia Research, 38, 51-59.
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  • Pascualvaca, D.M., Fantie, B.D., Papageorgiou, M., & Mirsky, A.F. (1998) Attentional capacities in children with autism: Is there a general deficit in shifting focus? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 28 (6), 479-485. .
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  • Lakein, D.A., Fantie, B.D., Grafman, J., Ross, S., O'Fallon, A., Dale, J., & Straus, S.E. (1997). Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and accurate feeling-of-knowing judgements. Journal of Clinical Psychology 53 (7), 635-645.
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  • Kulynych, J.J., Vladar, K., Fantie, B.D., Jones, D.W., & Weinberger, D.R. (1995). Normal asymmetry of the planum temporale in patients with schizophrenia: Three-dimensional cortical morphometry with MRI. British Journal of Psychiatry, 166, 742-749. 
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  • Kosmidis, M.H. & Fantie, B.D. (1995). Impaired avoidance learning after closed head injury: Dissociation between two tasks due to classical conditioning?. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 17 (4), 622-633.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Kosmidis, M.H. (1994). Avoidance responding and closed head injury: Replication and re-evaluation of the "anticipatory behaviour deficit." The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 8(4), 379-387.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Kolb, B. (1993). Functional consequences of transplantation of frontal neocortex vary with age of donor tissue and behavioral task. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 5, 141-149.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Kolb, B. (1990). An examination of prefrontal lesion size and the effects of cortical grafts on performance of the Morris water task by rats. Psychobiology, 18(1), 74-80.
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  • Kolb, B., Reynolds, B., & Fantie, B.D. (1988). Frontal cortex grafts have opposite effects at different postoperative recovery times. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 50, 193-206.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Nakajima, S. (1987). Operant conditioning of hippocampal theta: Dissociating reward from performance deficits. Behavioral Neuroscience, 101(5), 626-633.
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  • Fantie, B.D., Brown, R. E., & Moger, W. H. (1984). Constant light and constant dark affect sexual behaviour and hormone levels in adult male rats. Journal of Reproduction & Fertility, 72(2), 435-441.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Goddard, G. V. (1982). Septal modulation of the population spikes evoked by perforant path stimulation in the fascia dentata of the rat. Brain Research, 252, 227-237.
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Published Abstracts from Professional Meetings

 

              
  • Lee, S.S. & Fantie, B.D. (2000). A Developmental Investigation of the Ability to Interpret Affect Through Facial and Situational Stimuli. Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, 71, 86.
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  • Erickson, K.E. & Fantie, B.D. (1998). Age Differences in the Performance of Children with ADHD and Comorbid Learning Disabilities on Neuropsychological Tests of Attention. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 13(1), 9-10.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Berger, E. (1998). The Development of Interpreting Eye Direction or Facial Expression as Cueing Intent. American Psychological Society Proceedings.
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  • Fantie, B.D., Wagner, J., Fisher, C.D, Kosmidis, M.H. (1997) Source Monitoring Errors in Patients with Schizophrenia: The False Fame Effect. American Psychological Society Proceedings.
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  • Fisher, C.D., Kosmidis, M.H., & Fantie, B.D. (1996). Avoidance learning deficits in schizophrenia. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 22.
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  • Kinney, J.M., Fantie, B.D., Pascualvaca, D.M., Rodriguez, D., & Mirsky, A.F. (1995). Comprehension of affect in children with pervasive developmental disorders: Deficit in matching faces to cartoon situations. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1(2), 156-157.
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  • Erickson, K.E., Pascualvaca, D.M., Fantie, B.D., & Mirsky, A.F. (1995). ADHD with and without learning disabilities: Performance of children on neuropsychological tests of attention. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1(2), 163-164.
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  • Fernandez-Carol, C.M., Fantie, B.D., Rabois, D., & Patterson, C. (1994). The relationship between dermatoglyphic asymmetry, sex, and cognitive style: Dissociation in the performance of specific spatial tasks. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 20.
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  • Coughlin, W.J., Fantie, B.D., & Joyce, J. (1994). Neuropsychological and psychiatric complications associated with high levels of serum copper of unknown etiology. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 20.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Kosmidis, M.H. (1993). Failure to find an anticipatory behaviour deficit (ABD) in learning to avoid a noxious noise among survivors of closed head injury (CHI). Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 15(1), 106.
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  • Kosmidis, M.H. & Fantie, B.D. (1993). Deficit in avoidance learning manifested by closed head injury (CHI) survivors: Impaired anticipation, attention, or ability to associate? Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 15(1), 106.
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  • Kulynych, J.J., Fantie, B.D., Vladar, K., Jones, D.W., and Weinberger, D.R. (1993). Gender-related dimorphism of the planum temporale: An MRI surface rendering investigation. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 19 (1), 560.
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  • Fernandez-Carol, C.M. & Fantie, B.D. (1992). Haptic information transfer deficits associated with closed head injury: Does callosal dysfunction disconnect access to the memory of a tactile stimulus? Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 18 (2), 1207.
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  • Tatman, J.E., Fantie, B.D., & Mirsky, A.F. (1992). Elements of attention: Performance of healthy adults and neuropsychiatric patients on the NIMH-LPP Attention Battery. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 18 (2), 1208.
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  • Fantie, B.D., Mirsky, A.F., & Bowes, R.T. (1990). A cognitive behavioural deficit associated with HIV-Seropositivity, Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 16(2), 1240.
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  • Fantie, B. D. & Kolb, B. (1989). Tasks traditionally used to assess callosal function reveal performance deficits associated with mild closed head injury. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 15(1), 132.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Kolb, B. (1988). Performance of complex arm- and facial-movement sequences after closed head injury. Canadian Psychology, 29(2a), 235.
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  • Fantie, B.D., Reynolds, B., Di Lullo, D., Anchan, R., & Kolb, B. (1987). Some factors affecting the influence of cortical grafts on the behavioural recovery of rats with medial frontal cortex lesions. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 13, 163.
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  • Fantie, B.D., Dyck, R.H., & Sutherland, R.J. (1986). Loss of septo-hippocampal connections following temporary blockade of axon transport in the fornix/fimbria. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 12, 1253.
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  • Fantie, B. D. & Kolb, B. E. (1985). Cortical grafts impair spatial learning in adult rats with medial frontal cortex lesions. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 11(1), 616.
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  • Fantie, B.D. (1984). Dopamine antagonists pimozide and SCH-23390 reduce hippocampal theta-contingent self-stimulation without impairing the rat's ability to perform the response. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 10(2), 1166.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Nakajima, S. (1984). A task for assessing brain stimulation reward with minimum motor involvement. Canadian Psychology, 25(2a), 151.
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  • Fantie, B.D., Brown, R. E., & Moger, W. H. (1983). Constant illumination suppresses sexual behaviour in male rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 9(2), 1081.
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  • Fantie, B.D. (1982). Augmentation of dentate granule cell population spikes after high frequency trains delivered to the septum and the perforant path. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 8(1), 315.
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Other Papers Presented at Professional Meetings 

 

              
  • Epstein, K., Fantie., B.D., & Mayer, T. Deaf college students' representation of image and verbal information, American Educational Research Association Annual Convention, March, 1997.
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  • Kulynych, J.J., Vladar, K., Fantie, B.D., Jones, D.W., & Weinberger, D.R. An investigation of supratemporal asymmetries in schizophrenia by means of MRI surface renderings. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, CO: Apr. 1993.
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  • Curry, T.L. & Fantie, B.D. Race, Gender, and Perceptual Asymmetry for Faces. 24th Annual Convention of The Association of Black Psychologists, Denver, CO: Aug. 1992.
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  • Featherston, N. & Fantie, B.D. Word processing in college: The effects on learning disabled male students' writing: Quality, Quantity, and Writing Apprehension. 2nd Annual Learning Disabilities Association of Frederick County Conference, Frederick, MD: Oct. 1991.
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  • Mirsky, A.F., Jones, B.P., Kendler, K.S., & Fantie, B.D. A possible genetic contribution to attentional deficits in schizophrenia, American College of Neuropsychopharmacologists, Symposium on Attentional Dysfunction in Schizophrenia, St. Juan, Puerto Rico: Dec. 1990.
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  • Fantie, B.D. Environmental expression in cortical plasticity: Cortical tissue grafts. Spring Conference on Behaviour and Brain, 1st Annual Meeting, Banff, Alberta, April, 1986.
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  • Brown, R.E., Fantie, B.D., & Moger, W.H. The effects of constant light on sexual behaviour and hormone levels in adult male rats. 15th Conference on Reproductive Behavior, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts: June 1983.
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Invited Articles 

 

              
  • Fantie, B.D. (1995). Book Review: The Myth of Neuropsychiatry by Donald Mender. Science Books & Films, 31(1), 10-11.
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  • Fantie, B.D. (1992). Video Review: The Enchanted Loom: Common Sense, Science Books & Films, 28(1), 25.
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  • Fantie, B.D. (1992). Book Review: A Sacred Unity: Further Steps to an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson. Science Books & Films, 28(3), 68. .
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  • Kosmidis, M. & Fantie, B.D. (1992). Video Review: The Blank Point: What is Transsexualism? Science Books & Films, 28(5), 152-153..
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  • Fantie, B.D. (1991). Video Review: Is The Brain Really Necessary? Science Books & Films, 27(8), 250.
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  • Fantie, B.D. & Kosmidis, M. (1991). Video Review: Impotence-One in Ten Men. Science Books & Films, 27(1), 27.
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  • Fantie, B.D. (1991). Book Review: Psychology of the Unconscious by W. M. Kelly. Science Books & Films, 27(7), 198.
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  • Fantie, B.D. (1990). Book Review: Extraordinary People by D.A. Treffert. Science Books & Films, 26(1), 43.
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  • Fantie, B.D. (1989). Book Review: A Dictionary of Ethology by K. Immelmann & C. Beer, eds. Science Books & Films, 24(5), 292.
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  • Kolb, B. & Fantie, B.D. (1987). Reaching for the brain. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 10(2), 279-280.
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  • Fantie, B.D. (1987). Book Review: Anger and Hostility in Cardiovascular and Behavioral Disorders, edited by M.A. Chesney & R.H. Rosenman. Aggressive Behavior, 13(6), 379-381.
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Sessions Chaired at Professional Meetings 

 

              
  • Startling Facts About Emotion, International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL: February, 1997.
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  • Executive Function, International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA: February, 1995.
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  • Cognitive Neuroscience, Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI: April, 1994.
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  • Biological Factors in Learning & Memory, Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY: April, 1991.
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Area of Expertise: brain damage; concussion, neurological disorders: autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and schizophrenia; emotion, consciousness, memory, and spatial cognition; behavioral and affective neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology, clinical neuropsychology, and behavioral genetics

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