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2024-02-07 @ 14:00 - 15:00 EST
Please join us on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 2:00 PM, for the next CIC Imaging Series.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
Researcher, Douglas Research Centre
Primary progressive aphasia as a model to understand the neurobiology of language
Dr. Maxime Montembeault is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and researcher at the Douglas Research Centre. He received a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology at Université de Montréal in 2018, where he investigated Alzheimer’s disease as a disconnection syndrome and its impact on language systems. He is a member of Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Memory & Aging Center, University of California in San Francisco between 2019 and 2022, investigating the interaction between language and socio-emotional behavior (connected speech, prosody, social cognition, socioemotional semantics) and their brain correlates in frontotemporal dementia.
This talk will systematically explore the different variants of primary progressive aphasia (PPA), shedding light on their distinct clinical characteristics and manifestations. An emphasis will be placed on elucidating how the specific patterns of brain damage associated with each PPA variant serve as crucial insights into the intricate neural mechanisms governing speech and language functions. Specific aspects such as semantic memory, grammar, motor speech, naming, and sentence repetition will be dissected, offering a comprehensive understanding of how PPA provides a unique lens through which we can unravel the mysteries of language processing in the brain.
How to attend:
- In person in the Bowerman room at the Douglas Institute
- Register for a Zoom link here