Louis Bherer


Dr. Bherer received a master degree in cognitive psychology from Université Laval in 1996 and a Ph.D. degree in neuropsychology from université de Montréal in 2001. He then completed a post-doc in aging and neuroscience at Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology (University of Illinois, USA). Dr. Bherer is currently professor of psychology at UQAM and researcher at the research center of the institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal.

Research Program

The main goal of Dr Bherer’s research program is to better understand how cognitive vitality could be improved and maintained in late adulthood. To this aim, his empirical work is concerned with changes in cognitive functioning that occur in normal aging, specifically those that affect attention and executive functions and with identifying the determinant factors of cognitive vitality in late adulthood (e.g., lifestyle, educational background, physical condition). A major line of research investigates the effects of cognitive training interventions on dual-task performance in older adults (NSERC and PAFARC-UQAM). Another important research project assesses the impact of physical fitness condition on cognitive vitality in late adulthood (FRSQ).


Concordia University

Laboratoire d'Études de la Santé Cognitive des Aînés (LESCA)

Un esprit sain dans un corps sain (sciencepresse.qc.ca)

Les mots croisés et les sudokus peuvent améliorer la mémoire (passeportsante.net)

Club social - Labo fever (TV5)

Louis Bherer Ph.D.
Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal
Université de Montréal
4545 chemin Queen-Mary
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3W 1W5
Bureau : M4806
(514) 340-3540 #4020
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