Dr. Potter

Susan Potter,
Associate Professor

Please note that Dr. Potter is on sabbatical for the 2017-2018 academic year and most likely won't be supervising any honours or graduate students for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Email address: susan.potter@acadiau.ca

Telephone: (902) 585-1220

Office location: Horton Hall 317

Research Website: http://www.probioticstudy.com/


B.Sc., University of Victoria

Ph.D., McGill University


Susan Potter's research interests lie in the effects of nutrition on psychological functioning. Current studies are exploring the gut-brain axis, specifically the relation between the gut microbiome and anxiety and depression, and the effectiveness of probiotics as an intervention. 

Previous research dealt with newborn information processing and effects of maternal drug, alcohol, and tobacco use on newborn mental abilities, as well as eyewitness identification, psychopathy and neuropsychological processes related to memory, laterality, and facial recognition.


Potter, S.M., Klein, J., Valante, G., Stack, D.M., Papageorgiou, A., Scott, W., Lewis, D., Koren, G. & Zelazo, P.R. (1994). Maternal cocaine use without evidence of fetal exposure. Journal of Pediatrics, 125(4), 652-54.

Potter, S.M., and Graves, R.E. (1988). Is interhemispheric transfer related to handedness and gender? Neuropsychologia, 26(2), 319-325.

Potter, S.M., and Graves, R. (1987). Interhemispheric transfer in consistent right-handers and mixed-handers. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 9, 24. (Abstract).

Graves, R.E., and Potter, S.M. (1989). Speaking from the two sides of the mouth. Visible Language, 22(1), 128-137.

Ely, P.W., Graves, R.E., and Potter, S.M. (1989). Dichotic listening indices of right hemisphere semantic processing. Neuropsychologia, 26, 1007-1015.

Ely, P.W., Graves, R.E., and Potter, S.M. (1987). Hemispheric asymmetry variance in a dichotic semantic decision task. Journal of Clinical Experimentation Neuropsychology, 9, 32. (abstract).