The Laboratory of Clinical and Social Cognitive Neuroscience (CSCN), established and run by Dr. Jennyfer Ansado, is in the Department of Psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais and at l'Institut du savoir Montfort in Ottawa.
The work carried out in the laboratory focuses mainly on the study of cerebral lateralization of language, attention and working memory throughout the life span. Using multimodal neuroimaging (MRI, dMRI, fMRI, rTMS), the goal of our projects is to study and compare the development and maturation of cerebral lateralization in neurofunctional networks underlying respectively language, attention and working memory.
Furthermore, we study the impact of brain damage, such as results from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Stroke, on the lateralization of these cognitive functions. Adopting a multimodal approach that combines neuropsychological evaluation with several neuroimaging techniques, we try to gain a better understanding of neuronal substrates at the root of deficits in language, attention or memory following brain trauma. Finally, we develop evaluation and intervention programs in hopes of improving cognitive and social difficulties and stimulating neurofunctional recovery in individuals with brain trauma.