Research interests:
Psychological Disorders (especially Bipolar Disorder), Epilepsy, Long Term Potentiation and Metaplasticity, New Media and other Artistic Practices, Artist-Scientist Collaborations, Teaching of Psychology, Science Writing. Please note: As teaching-track faculty, I do not supervise graduate students.

Barnes, S. J.*, Thoralf, O.*, Merkens, M., Kelly, T., von der Brelie, C., Krüppel, R., & Beck, H. (2010).  Stable mossy fiber long-term potentiation requires calcium influx at the granule cell soma, protein synthesis and microtubule-dependent axonal transport.  Journal of Neuroscience, 30,12996 –13004.  *these two authors contributed equally

Castellanos, C., & Barnes, S. J. (2012).  Biopoiesis.  Leonardo, 45, 382-383.

Johnson, S. L., Moezpoor, M., Murray, G., Hole, R., Barnes, S. J., CREST.BD, & Michalak, E. E.  (2016).  Creativity and bipolar disorder: Igniting a dialog.Qualitative Health Research, 26, 32-40.

Michalak, E.E., Suto, M., Barnes, S. J., Hou, S., Sara Lapsley, S., Scott, M., Murray, G., Austin, J., Balram Elliott, N., Berk, L., & CREST.BD  (2016). Effective self-management strategies for bipolar disorder: A community-engaged Delphi consensus consultation study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 11, 77-86.

Winter 2016

PSYC102 Introduction to Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Sections

Introduction to methods and statistics, motivation, assessment, developmental, personality, clinical, and social psychology. Credit will not be given for both PSYC 100 and PSYC 102.

Winter 2016

PSYC304 Brain and Behaviour Sections

The neurobiological bases of behaviour; brain processes involved in perception, motivation, emotion, psychopathology, learning and memory. Open to all Arts and Science majors except those in the B.Sc. Psychology program. Credit will not be given for both PSYC 304 and PSYC 360.

Winter 2016

PSYC101 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology Sections

Introduction to Methods and Statistics, Biopsychology, Learning, Perception, Memory, and Cognition. Credit will not be given for both PSYC 100 and PSYC 101.

Winter 2016

PSYC360 Biopsychology Sections

The relationship between the nervous system and behaviour; the physiological basis of perception, motivation, learning, and memory. Please consult the Faculty of Science Credit Exclusion List:,215,410,414.

Winter 2016

PSYC301 Brain Dysfunction and Recovery Sections

Cognitive and behavioral impairments resulting from brain dysfunction. Focus on the efficacy of various intervention approaches.

Winter 2016

PSYC508A Teaching of Psychology - TEACHING OF PSYC Sections