Yves Joanette


  • Vice-rector, research, Université de Montréal
  • Director of Consortium in Digital Health, Université de Montréal
  • Researcher, Center of Research, Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal
  • Professor at the School of Speech-Pathology and Audiology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Accredited professor at the Department of psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Université de Montréal
  • Accredited professor at the department of psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
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            Québec Canada H3W 1W5
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  • 1971-1974 B.Sc. speech-language pathology/audiology – Université de Montréal
  • 1974-1976 M.O.A. speech-language pathology/audiology – Université de Montréal
  • 1976-1977 M.Sc. neurological sciences – Université de Montréal
  • 1977-1980 Ph.D. neurological sciences – Université de Montréal
  • 1980-1982 Post-doc traineeship, ÉHÉSS & Hôpital de la Timone, Marseille, France
Research Interests

  • fMRI and behavioural studies on aging and the impact of lesion to the right hemisphere to communication skills (word processing semantics, discourse and pragmatics) and it’s clinical implications (evaluation and management)
  • Heterogeneity of cognitive manifestations in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia
  • Mechanisms of aging and cognitive impairment in the elderly
  • Neurofunctional reorganization that allows the maintenance of communication skills with age
  • Effects of lesions to the right hemisphere of the brain on abilities as well as cognitive impairment in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Other collaborations : neglect, spatial orientation, recovery from aphasia, pragmatic disorders in autism and schizophrenia
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