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Brambati, Simona Maria

Associate Professor


  • Telephone 514-340-3540 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN


Dr. Brambati has a PhD in Molecular Medicine (cognitive neuropsychology profile) from the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan, Italy (2006). She then completed post-doctoral studies at the Memory and Aging Center (University of California, San Francisco) (2006-2007), and the IUGM research centre. Today she is a researcher at the IUGM research centre (FRQ-S Junior 1) and a professor on loan to the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal.

Areas of expertise


From 2010

Agosta F, Henry RG, Migliaccio R, Neuhaus J, Miller BL, Dronkers N, Brambati SM, Filippi M, Ogar JM, Wilson SM, Gorno-Tempini ML.(2010). Diffusion tensor-based tractography of language networks in semantic dementia. Brain; 133(1): 286-99.

Garibotto V, Scifo P, Gorini A, Clarke RA, Brambati SM,  Bellodi L, Perani D. (2010). Disorganization of anatomical connectivity in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: a multi-parameter Diffusion Tensor Imaging study in a subpopulation of patients. Neurobiol Dis; 37(2): 468-76.

Joubert S, Brambati SM, Ansado J, Barbeau E, Felician O, Lacombe J, Goldstein R, Chayer C, Kergoat MJ. (2010). The nature of semantic memory impairment in mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychologia; 48(4): 978-88.

Chow M, Gorno-Tempini ML, Brambati SM, Miller BL, Johnson JK. (2010). Naming Sounds and Objects in Corticobasal Degeneration and Progressive Supranuclear. Palsy ; 72(3):423-429.

Brambati SM, Benoit S, Monetta L, Belleville S, Joubert S. (2010). The role of the left anterior temporal lobe in the semantic processing of famous faces, NeuroImage;  53(2):674-81.

Johnson  JK,  Chang  CC,  Brambati SM,  Migliaccio  R,  Gorno-Tempini  ML,  Miller  BL, Janata P. (2010). Music recognition  in Frontotemporal  Lobar Degeneration  and Alzheimers  disease. Cogn Behav Neurol; 24(2):74-84.

Ogar JM, Baldo JV, Wilson SM, Brambati SM, Miller BL, Dronkers NF, Gorno-Tempini ML.(2011). Semantic dementia and persisting Wernickea aphasia : linguistic and anatomical profiles. Brain Lang; 117(1): 28-33.

Garibotto V, Borroni B, Agosti C, Premi E, Alberici A, Eickhoff SB, Brambati SM, Bellelli G, Gasparotti R, Perani D, Padovani A. (2011).  Subcortical and deep cortical atrophy in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration. Neurobiol Aging; 32(5): 875-84.

Jessica Pineault, Pierre Jolicoeur, Simona Maria Brambati, Nathalie Bier, Jacinthe Lacombe, Stephan Grimault, Sven Joubert. (2011). Neural substrates of residual semantic processing in semantic dementia:  évidence from functional neuroimaging studies.  Médecine Sciences Amérique;  1(1); 112-121.

Brambati SM, Peters F, Belleville S, Joubert S. (2012). Lack of semantic priming effects in famous person recognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Cortex; 48(4):414-20.

Wilson MA, Joubert S, Ferré P, Belleville S, Ansaldo AI, Joanette Y, Rouleau I, Brambati SM. (2012). The role of the left anterior temporal lobe in exception word reading: reconciling patient and neuroimaging findings. Neuroimage; 60(4):2000-7.

Montembeault M, Joubert S, Doyon J, Carrier J, Gagnon JF, Monchi O, Lungu O, Belleville S, Brambati  SM. (2012). The  impact  of  aging  on  gray  matter  structural  covariance  networks. Neuroimage; 1;63(2):754-9.

Predovan D, Gandini D, Montembeault M, Rouleau I, Bherer L, Joubert S, Brambati SM. (submitted). Loss of person-specific knowledge in Alzheimer’s Disease: evidence from priming. Neurocase.

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