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2019 Neuropsychology Day and Brenda Milner Lecture

Event

Montreal Neurological Institute Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Daphna Shohamy
Professor, Department of Psychology
Zuckerman Mind, Brain Behavior Institute and Kavli Institute for Brain Science
Columbia University, New York

Register online or submit an abstract here.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Daphna Shohamy received a BA from Tel-Aviv University, double majoring in Psychology and Humanities. She then went on to receive a PhD in Neuroscience from Rutgers University and trained as a postdoc at Stanford University's Psychology Department. Daphna Shohamy came to Columbia University in 2007 and founded the Learning Lab. Her research aims to understand the neurobiological and cognitive mechanisms underlying learning, memory, and decision-making. It combines functional magnetic resonance brain imaging in healthy humans with studies of patients with specific brain disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, and eating disorders. Her work has yielded insights into how the brain changes with learning, how memories are created and retrieved, and how memory shapes our decisions, our actions, and our selves. Dr. Shohamy’s scientific contributions have been recognized by numerous awards and by funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the McKnight Foundation.

Program

2:00 - 3:00 pm:  Student presentations
3:00 – 4:00 pm:  Poster session
4:30 pm: Brenda Milner Lecture in Cognitive Neuroscience


The 21st Annual Neuropsychology Day and Brenda Milner Lecture honours the career and achievements of Dr. Milner, an eminent cognitive neuroscientist and pioneer of the discipline of neuropsychology.

Contact Information

Contact: 
Deborah Rashcovsky
Organization: 
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Email: 
debbie.rashcovsky [at] mcgill.ca
Office Phone: 
(514) 398-6047

The Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital is a McGill University research and teaching institute; delivering the highest quality of care to patients, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. The Neuro is proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.