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Yves Joanette

Joanette Yves


Contact information

Centre de recherche, IUGM 4545 chemin Queen-Mary Montréal, Québec Canada H3W 1W5 Bureau : M7834
(514) 360-2431


After a PhD in neurosciences (1980; UofM), Dr. Joanette completed a post-doctoral training in neuropsychology and behavioral neurology in Marseilles (CHU Timone and EHESS). He thereafter became a CIHR Scholar (1982-1987) and Scientist (1987-92). He chaired the Speech Pathology and Audiology department from 1992-97 afterwhich he became Scientific Director of the CRIUGM (1997-2009). He is currently full professor at the faculty of medicine of the University of Montreal and a CRIUGM researcher since 1982.

Research interests

  • Behavioral and fMRI studies of aging and the impact of a right hemisphere lesion on communicative abilities (semantic processing of words, narrative disourse, pragmatic abilities), and its clinical implications (evaluation and rehabilitation)
  • Heterogeneity of cognitive impairments in mild cognitive impairments and dementia
  • Collaborations on other topics: neglect, wayfinding, recovery of aphasia, pragmatic abilities in autism and schizophrenia.