Researcher's profile

Neva Jason


Contact information

École de kinésiologie et des sciences de l'activité physique (EKSAP), Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal CEPSUM 2100 boul. Édouard-Montpetit Montréal, Québec Canada H3T 1J4 (514) 343-6111 #49267
CRIUGM office: 514 340 3540 #4151


Jason Neva is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Activity Sciences at the Université de Montréal and a Researcher at the Research Center of the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM). He completed his MSc at York University in Kinesiology & Health Science focusing on behavioural aspects of motor learning. He completed his PhD at the University of Waterloo in Kinesiology concentrating on neuroplasticity mechanisms as measured and induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Finally, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Physical Therapy where he focused on neurorehabilitation in clinical populations (e.g., stroke, Parkinson’s disease).

Research interests

Jason’s research program is divided into three streams that span basic
to applied sciences:

(1) Understanding the neuroplasticity mechanisms that support motor learning.

(2) Understanding the impact of interventions (e.g., acute exercise, transcranial magnetic stimulation) on motor
learning and the supporting neuroplasticity mechanisms.

(3) Using knowledge from (1) and (2) to develop effective interventions to improve motor function in individuals with stroke
and other neurological conditions (e.g., Parkinson’s disease).

Links of interest

You can find out more about Jason’s research using the following links/social media:

Twitter: @jasonlneva