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ATANCE, Cristina »


Cristina Atance

Associate professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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I am interested in children's cognitive development. More specifically, I am researching the development of future thinking and planning skills, and children's understanding of their own and others' minds ("theory of mind") - particularly as this last skill applies to explaining and making sense of their own and others' actions as a function of mental states (e.g., beliefs, desires, and intentions).

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BERGERON, Vincent »


Assistant professor
Faculty of Arts
Philosophy

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I work primarily on the conceptual and methodological foundations of cognitive science. My current research projects are focused on three topics: the relationship between cognitive architecture and brain architecture; the relationship between animal and human cognition; and the contribution of cognitive science to our understanding of aesthetic experience.

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BOUTET, Isabelle »


Assistant professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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Office: 6135625800 x2612
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Faces play an essential role during social interactions because they convey a wealth of socially relevant information such as identity, gender, ethnicity, emotional state, personality traits, and social status. These non-verbal social cues can have a profound impact on social interactions by influencing how we feel, think, and behave towards others. My research program aims at understanding how humans analyze social cues conveyed by faces, and how the nature of this process changes across the lifespan. In my laboratory, participants of different age groups are asked to perform tasks that require the analysis of different social cues and their performance and physiological responses are recorded and compared. This research has important implications for understanding how humans use social cues to establish and maintain social interactions in the context of everyday and digital communications.

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BROSSEAU-LIARD, Patricia »


Assistant professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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I direct the Childhood Thinking Laboratory in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. My main area of research pertains to the study of young children's evaluation of other people's knowledge and selective social learning.

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CHARTIER, Sylvain »


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Associate professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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Office: 613-562-5800 (4419)
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I am interested in developing models of cognition using artificial neural networks.

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COLLIN, Charles »


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Assistant professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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My work is mainly in the area of face recognition. I also do work on human vision in general.

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GAGNON, Sylvain »


Sylvain Gagnon

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Associate professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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Effect of old age on memory. Neuropsychology of aging.

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ISMAIL, Nafissa »


Assistant professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 4176
Cell: 613-617-2270
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Critical periods of development are marked by important physiological and neural changes. These changes shape behavior and set the stage for the vulnerability of diseases in adulthood. Exposure to stressors during these critical periods can have profound long-lasting effects on brain function and can increase the risk of psychopathology later in life. While it is possible to reduce exposure to certain environmental stressors, other stressors, such as sickness, are almost unavoidable. My research interests are to investigate the neurochemical mechanisms through which immune challenge and hormones during the prenatal and pubertal periods alter behavior. The behavioral outcomes that I am examining are social behaviors, depression and cognition. I use small rodents, such as laboratory mice and rats, to gain mechanistic insight into these questions.

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KOSZYCKI, Diana »


Full Professor
Full professor
Faculty of Medicine
Psychiatry

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Office: 613-722-6521 (6886)
Home: 613-526-0476
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Causes and treatments of anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy. Spirituality and mental health. Research on children at risk for anxiety disorders. Women's issues.

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MERALI, Zul »


Zul Merali

President/CEO uOttawa Institute of Mental Health Research
Full professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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Our first line of work focuses around the brain circuits involved in Depression.  In particular, Our research focuses on determining how stressors influence brain functioning and behavior. We are attempting to identify factors (genetic, neurochemical & psychosocial) that render individuals vulnerable to mental illness and those factors that impart resiliency. Our second line of research focuses on identifying plant derived medications that may attenuate stress, anxiety and depressive responses.

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OUIMET, Allison »


Assistant professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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Office: 613-562-5800, 4806
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I am a clinical psychologist. My research generally is related to how people develop anxiety disorders, how these disorders are maintained, and how they can be treated using cognitive behavioural therapy. I am specifically interested in the role played by our thoughts and behaviours in symptoms of anxiety. I also have expertise in emotion regulation, PTSD, and OCD (and their treatments).

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SABOURIN, Laura »


Director, Brain and Language Laboratory
Assistant professor
Faculty of Arts
Linguistics

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I investigate how languages are organized and represented in the brain. Specifically, I look at how speech sounds, words, and sentences are processed by bilinguals and second language learners.

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SMITH, Andra »


Andra Smith

Ph.D.
Associate professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
School of Psychology

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is my main field of study. I use this technique with psychiatric and neurologic patients to determine brain processing. I also study the effects of marijuana on executive functioning/cognition using fMRI.

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