Dr. Morris Moscovitch
Professor , Psychology Department , University of Toronto
Consultant , Psychology Department, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Senior Scientist , Rotman Research Institute , Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
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My research program is concerned with the cognitive neuroscience of memory, attention, and face-recognition in neurologically normal young and old people and in people with focal or degenerative brain lesions. My studies on memory include investigations of: amnesia for recently-acquired (anterograde amnesia) and remote spatial and event (autobiographical) memories (retrograde amnesia); confabulation and other memory distortions in people with medial temporal and frontal lobe lesions; the role of attention during memory encoding and retrieval; the interaction of psychosocial factors and brain mechanisms that affect quality of life and cognition in the elderly; and the role of consciousness in memory. I am also conducting research on face and object recognition in young and old adults and in people with focal lesions that selectively affect either recognition of faces, objects, or words, to learn what distinguishes perception of one kind of material from another. Funding is provided by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).
- Patai EZ, Javadi AH, Ozubko JD, O'Callaghan A, Ji S, Robin J, Grady C, Winocur G, Rosenbaum RS, Moscovitch M, Spiers HJ. (2019). Hippocampal and Retrosplenial Goal Distance Coding After Long-term Consolidation of a Real-World Environment.. Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991), 29, 2748-2758.
- Wynn JS, Ryan JD, Moscovitch M. (2019). Effects of prior knowledge on active vision and memory in younger and older adults.. Journal of experimental psychology. General
- Sekeres MJ, Winocur G, Moscovitch M, Anderson JAE, Pishdadian S, Martin Wojtowicz J, St-Laurent M, McAndrews MP, Grady CL. (2018). Changes in patterns of neural activity underlie a time-dependent transformation of memory in rats and humans.. Hippocampus, 28, 745-764.
- Brunec IK, Bellana B, Ozubko JD, Man V, Robin J, Liu ZX, Grady C, Rosenbaum RS, Winocur G, Barense MD, Moscovitch M. (2018). Multiple Scales of Representation along the Hippocampal Anteroposterior Axis in Humans.. Current biology : CB, 28, 2129-2135.e6.
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