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Belleville, Sylvie

Full Professor

  • Research Director, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal
  • Co-Chair, Institute of Aging Advisory Board of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Head, Cognition section, Réseau Québécois pour la Recherche en Vieillissement


  • Telephone 514-340-3540 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. F414-3
Belleville, Sylvie

Research expertise

My research focuses on the study of memory from the viewpoint of cognitive neuropsychology. My work has three main themes: the first examines the effect of focal brain lesions on the components of working memory, in order to better understand its organization. I am also interested in mnesic functioning in other pathologies (e.g. autism, callosotomies). A second theme of my work is characterizing working memory disorders in Alzheimer's-type dementia. In this context I am also interested in mnesic decline in normal elderly subjects. This project will eventually help identify mnesic tasks that can contribute to distinguishing between Alzheimer's-type dementia and normal aging. Lastly, the third theme is the development of tools for evaluating memory and attention that are sensitive and theory-based, for supporting the evaluation work of neuropsychology clinicians.

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