A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Dr. VeroniqueD.Bohbot, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Auditory and visual spatial memory, virtual reality, plasticity
Douglas Mental Health Research Institute
6875 LaSalle Blvd
514-761-6131 ext. 4408
Our brains go through changes that are continuously renewing themselves as we experience the world. Research in Dr. Bohbot’s laboratory focuses on the multiple brain areas involved in processing episodic memories (spatio-temporal information) during navigation. We are interested in changes in the brain that occur as a result of practice or a learning experience. Multi-model aspects of memory, including visual, auditory, olfactory and proprioceptive aspects are being studied. Approaches include functional neuroimaging, neuroanatomy, neuropsychology, genetic and hormonal analyses with various populations that range from early development to senescence (patients with Epilepsy, Leukemia, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease). Applications are aimed at using multiple memory systems geared at rehabilitation techniques in patients with brain damage.
PhD. Training: Tucson, Arizona
Shwabe, L., Bohbot, V.D., Wolf, O.T., Prenatal stress changes learning strategies in adulthood (In press- available online ahead of print).
Dahmani, L., Ledoux, A.-A., Boyer, P., & Bohbot, V.D. (2012) Wayfinding: The Effects of Large Displays and 3D Perception Behavioral Research Methods 44:447-54.
Andersen, N., Dahmani, L., Konishi, K. & Bohbot, V.D. (2012) Sex Differences in Virtual Navigation from an eye tracking perspective. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 97:81-9.
Bohbot, V.D., Gupta, M., & Banner, H., Dahmani, L. (2011) Caudate nucleus-dependent response strategies in a virtual navigation task are associated with lower basal cortisol and impaired episodic memory Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 96: 173-180.
Banner, H., Bhat, V., Etchamendy, N., Joober, R., & Bohbot, V.D. (2011) The BDNF val66met polymorphism is associated with reduced fMRI activity in the hippocampus and increased use of caudate nucleus-dependent strategies in a human virtual navigation task. European Journal of Neuroscience 33: 968-977.
Bohbot, V.D., Lerch, J., Thorndycraft, B., Iaria, G. & Zijdenbos, A. (2007) Gray matter differences correlate with spontaneous strategies in a human virtual navigation task. Journal of Neuroscience 27, 10078-10083.
Bohbot, V.D. and Corkin, S. (2007) Parahippocampal place learning in H.M. Hippocampus, 17: 863-872.
Etchamendy, N. and Bohbot, V.D. (2007) Spontaneous navigational strategies and performance in the virtual town. Hippocampus, 17: 595-599.
Bohbot, V.D., Iaria, G., Petrides, M. (2004) Hippocampal function and spatial memory: Evidence from functional neuroimaging in healthy participants and performance of patients with medial temporal lobe resections. Neuropsychology 18(3):418-425.
Iaria, G., Petrides, M., Dagher, A., Pike, B., and Bohbot, V.D. (2003) Cognitive Strategies Dependent on the Hippocampus and Caudate Nucleus in Human Navigation: Variability and Change with Practice. J. Neuroscience, 23(13):5945-5952.