Troy Harker

Assistant Professor



Keirstead Hall 209

1 506 451 6814


  • B.Sc.
  • M.Sc. (Lethbridge)
  • Ph.D. (Dalhousie)*

Teaching interests

  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive electrophysiology
  • Health psychology

Research interests

  • Executive functioning, learning and memory;
  • Early brain/biological development;
  • Neurodevelopmental/neurodegenerative disorders;
  • Spatial/wayfinding behavior;
  • Electrophysiological assessment of cognitive functioning (cognitive ERPs)

Selected publications

Harker, K.T., Klein, R., Dick, B.D., Verrier, M.J., Rashiq, S., (In Press). Exploring attentional disruption in fibromyalgia using the attentional blink. Psychology & Health (available online May 19, 2011).

Harker, K.T., Connolly, J.F. (2007).  Neurophysiological Assessment of Visual Working Memory: Combining the CVMT with Cognitive Event-Related Potentials. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(11):2479-2488.

Harker, K.T., & Whishaw, I.Q. (2002). Place and matching-to-place spatial learning affected by rat inbreeding (Dark Agouti, Fischer 344) and albinism (Wistar, Spague-Dawley) but not domestication (wild rat vs. Long-Evans, Fischer-Norway). Behavioral Brain Research, 134(1-2):467-477.