Francesco Leri

Associate Professor College of Social & Applied Human Sciences Department of Psychology Guelph, Ontario fleri@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 58264

Bio/Research

His general area of expertise is Behavioural Neuroscience. Dr. Leri investigates psychological and neuropharmacological mechanisms involved in the development, persistence and recurrence of behaviours reinforced by chemical (cocaine, heroin, oxycodone) and natural (monosaccharaides and disacchar...

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Bio/Research

His general area of expertise is Behavioural Neuroscience. Dr. Leri investigates psychological and neuropharmacological mechanisms involved in the development, persistence and recurrence of behaviours reinforced by chemical (cocaine, heroin, oxycodone) and natural (monosaccharaides and disaccharides) rewards. Through psychological (i.e., conditioning), pharmacological and neurobiological experimentations in laboratory animals, his studies have been providing basic scientific knowledge critical to the understanding of hedonic processes, reinforcement mechanisms, as well as addictions and their long-term treatments.

Current projects are: 1) neuropharmacology of reinforcing stimuli; 2) food addiction: studies of bio-behavioral links between nutrition and opiate addiction; and 3) biomarkers of depression.


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Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Deirdre Healey
healeyd@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56581

Hannah James
hjames@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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