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Joubert Sven


Contact information

Centre de recherche, IUGM 4545 chemin Queen-Mary Montréal, Québec Canada H3W 1W5 Bureau : M6823
(514) 340-3540 #3551


Dr Joubert obtained his PhD in neuropsychology at Université de Montréal under the supervision of Dr. André Roch Lecours. He then completed his postdoctoral fellowship with Pr. Michel Poncet, in the Neurology and Neuropsychology Unit at the Timone Hospital and in the Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie et de Neuropsychologie de l’Équipe INSERM EMI 9926 (Marseille, France). He is currently investigator at the CRIUGM and full professor in the Department of Psychology at Université de Montréal. He is also a registered member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (Quebec Board of Psychologists).

Research interests

My research program is aimed at better understanding the nature of cognitive decline in different neurodegenerative diseases of the brain, as well as the brain changes that are associated with this decline. I have a specific expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and atypical forms of dementia (primary progressive aphasias, posterior cortical atrophy, frontotemporal dementia). I am also interested in cognitive decline in individuals with Mild cognitive impairment (MCI). I also have a particular interest in cognitive changes in normal aging and how they are modulated beta-amyloid burden, vascular burden, and cognitive reserve.

More specifically, here are some of my research topics :

  • Lexical and semantic disorders in Alzheimer’s disease and semantic dementia (sv-PPA)
  • Face recognition disorders in dementias and in acquired neurological disorders
  • Brain changes associated with normal and pathological aging and how they are related to cognitive decline using different neuroimaging methods (PIB-PET, MRI, MEG)
  • Cognitive intervention in older persons presenting with memory deficits