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Bherer Louis


Contact information

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


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 interests

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).