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Our lab studies the functional neuroanatomy of memory systems, primarily by assessing the effects of lesions in specific brain regions on various learning and memory abilities. Our general aim is to understand where, and under what conditions, information processing changes specific neural circuits, ultimately changing behaviour in response to specific types of sensory information.

NSERC provides funding support for our studies on object-recognition memory, and the infulence of contextual information on recognition processes.  We are currently examining the role of the hippocampal formation in mediating these interactions. Related studies examine the role of the perirhinal cortex and hippocampus in conditioned fear learning, place learning, and social learning of taste preferences.

We receive funding from CIHR for our studies on the mechanisms of cognitive impairment following global cerebral ischemia.  These studies aim to characterize neural pathology throughout the brain at various time points following ischemia, and to link specific aspects of the memory impairments with particular features of the brain damage.  We are also trying to determine whether post ischemic seizures play a role in producing secondary brain damage and memory impairments after ischemia.

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Updated: March 2012