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Research Chair and Awards

Roxane Itier

Roxane Itier.Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroimaging and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Research involves:

Using neuroimaging to uncover social-cognitive functions, how they develop across the lifespan, and how they breakdown in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Research relevance:

This research will lead to a deeper understanding of the neural bases of social interaction, and to the development of new diagnostic and rehabilitation programs..

David Moscovitch

David Moscovitch.Canada Research Chair in Mental Health Research

Research involves:

Integrating basic laboratory science and applied clinical research in an effort to determine the causes and consequences of, and best psychological treatment for, anxiety disorders.

Research relevance:

This research will improve understanding of anxiety disorders and lead to the development of new and more effective psychological treatments.

Evan Risko

Head shot of Evan RiskoCanada Research Chair in Embodied and Embedded Cognition

Research involves: Investigating how we use our body and physical (and social) environment to help us think and how this coupling ultimately shapes our thinking.

Research relevance: This research will provide a deeper understanding of the embodied and embedded nature of cognition and can inform the development and design of tools to help us think more effectively.

Abigail Scholer

head shot of Abigail ScholerCanada Research Chair in Motivated Social Cognition

Research involves:

Studying self-regulation and self-control in people in order to develop insights about temptations and a number of self-regulation problems.

Research relevance:

This research could lead to the development of interventions to help people resist temptations, make better decisions and live more fulfilling lives.