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Researcher, Ph.D, Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale Douglas
Assistant Professor, McGill University, department of Psychiatry
Contextual processing and cognitive processes in schizophrenia
Cognitive Electrophysiology Lab - Comprehensive Research in Schizophrenia and Psychosis (CRISP)
Mathieu Brodeur proposes a research program aimed at providing a fresh insight into the impact of faulty context processing on cognitive processes in schizophrenia. This research is based on the premise that context plays an essential role in cognitive functions by providing a framework that guides thoughts and behaviours in a consistent manner that helps to anticipate upcoming information. Inappropriate use of contextual information can have deleterious consequences on an individual’s conscious experience and ultimately accentuates reality distortion and other psychotic symptoms experienced by people suffering from schizophrenia.
The experiments conducted in Mathieu Brodeur's lab are designed to study how the brain uses information to find, recognize, and recall objects from particular scenes - contextual processing. This dynamic is studied using a cognitive neuroscience approach that combines innovative experimental tasks with measures of neural activities (EEG, fMRI) and eye-tracking.
Other research activities carried out by Mathieu Brodeur include studies on endogenous perception (how the brain "creates" perception) and investigations of the perceptual features modulating episodic memory. Mathieu Brodeur is also involved with the production of a large normative database of visual stimuli.
Daina Crafa, Ph.D student
Geneviève Sauvé, Ph.D. student
Gloria Castaneda, M.Sc. student
Karim Ghorayeb, M.Sc. student