September 23, 2014
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University of Guelph Neuroscience & Applied Cognitive Science
Description & Application

Dr. Linda Parker

Contact

Linda & Molly

Room 3020

Phone: (519) 824-4120, 56330

Email: parkerl@uoguelph.ca

Current Position

Professor, Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Neuroscience

Education

BA, MA California State University, Long Beach

PhD Memorial University of Newfoundland

Research Areas of Interest

Our program of research cuts across the traditional boundaries of psychology, pharmacology, and neurobiology to understand processes of learning, emotion, sickness and addiction. The research is leading to a better understanding of basic neural processes involved in the modulation of the pharmacological properties of drugs, with specific applications to controlling nausea and vomiting in humans. We are currently investigating chemicals found naturally in the human body that mimic those in marijuana. These "endogenous cannabinoids," discovered in the 1990s, play a role not only in controlling nausea and vomiting, but also in learning, memory, protection against stroke and cancer, appetite, reward and addiction.




Applied Cognitive Science | University of Guelph