Dr. John Pinel is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at UBC. Dr. Pinel is an award-winning teacher and the author of over 200 scientific papers. Dr. Pinel is an enthusiastic West African drummer who performs at local clubs, festivals, and drum circles with Nigerian drum master Kwasi Iruoje. For relaxation, he loves to cuddle his three cats: Rastaman, Sambala, and Squeak.
Research interests include the effects of learning on experimental epilepsy (kindling); Animal models of human memory disorders; behavioral factors in drug tolerance and dependence; etho- experimental studies of rodent defensive behavior and learning.
Other: ‘Gilia: The forgotten majority’. University of British Columbia: Macmillan Publishing, 2001.
Other: ‘Steroids elicit manic symptoms”. University of British Columbia Publishing, 2001.
Other: ‘Early pain influences the development of the nervous system’. University of British Columbia: Macmillan Publishing, 2001.
Other: ‘Superman, spinal damage, and stem cells’. 2000.
Other: ‘Leptin: Panacea or pipe dream?’ 2000.
Journal Article: With Barnes, S.J., Floresco, S.B., & Kornecook, T.J. “Reversible lesions of the rhinal cortex produce delayed nonmatching-to-sample deficits in rats’. Neuroreport. 11 (2000): 351-354.
Book: Biopsychology (4th edition). Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2000. This is the preeminent text in its field—translated into five languages.
Journal Article: With Assanand, S., & Lehman, D.R. ‘The evolution of hunger, its relation to ill health, and the myth of set-point theory’. American Psychologist. 55 (2001): 1105-1116. (Note: Bolletino di Psicologia Applicata selected this article for translation and republication).
Book: 2000. Spanish translation of Biopsychology, 4th Edition.
Other: ‘The gift of psychology’. University of British Columbia: Macmillan Publishing, 2000.
Other: ‘Pavlovian condition and meals’. University of British Columbia: Macmillan Publishing, 2000.