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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


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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