Name: Bryan Fantie

Qualification: Ph.D

Country: United States


Associate Professor,
Department of Psychology.

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Psychology Department,
American University,
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW,
Washington DC 20016.

Research Interests:

Human neuropsychology, brain injury, concussion, emotion, spatial cognition, consciousness, experimental philosophy, decision-making, neurotics, Brain function and disorders; human neuropsychology; neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis; closed head injury (concussion); spatial cognition, time, genetics; epigenetics; schizophrenia, autism, ADD/ADHD. MAJOR FOCUS: Human Brain, Emotion: Expression, Perception, & Experience, TBI/CHI, Concussion, Consciousness, Neuroethics, Experimental Philosophy, Theory of Mind


  • After completing an Honours thesis on motivational systems in the brain guided by Dr. Roy Wise at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Fantie did his graduate work at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • There he studied LTP, kindling, and the electrophysiology of the septohippocampal system with Dr. Graham Goddard and the neuropsychopharmacology of dopamine and reward with Dr. Shinshu Nakajima.
  • Inspired by a prepublication draft of the first edition of The Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, Dr. Fantie went on to do postdoctoral work with Dr. Bryan Kolb at the University of Lethbridge studying the cognitive sequelae of closed head injury as well as doing basic research with neural tissue transplantation.
  • Dr. Fantie received additional training in clinical neuropsychology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital with Dr. Brenda Milner’s group.
  • Dr. Fantie came to the United States to do a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington DC and followed this with a position as a Research Neuropsychologist with Dr. Allan Mirsky in the National Institute of Mental Health’s Laboratory of Psychology and Psychopathology, which became the Section on Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.
  • Dr. Fantie also spent a sabbatical year at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and Johns Hopkins University's Department of Pediatric Neurology.
  • Currently, Dr. Fantie is an Associate Professor of Psychology at American University and is the Leader of the Guerrilla Neuropsychology Research Group. He was the founding Director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Doctoral Program (now called BCaN).

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