Research Interests: Learning, Circadian Rhythms, Memory
Josee is now a Professor
at Laurentian University.
- Departement de
- Universite Laurentienne
- 935 chemin Lac
- Sudbury, Ontario,
Canada P3E 2D6
- Phone: (705) 675-1151
Josee completed her undergraduate,
Master's degrees, and Ph. D. at Laval
University in Quebec
city. She received her master's degree under the supervision of
Marie Poirier (now at City
University in London, England). The objective of her research was
to verify an immediate memory model by looking at the effect of phonological
similarity and irrelevant speech in immediate serial recall. The Ph.D
program at Laval University
requires that all candidates conduct internship research. As such, Josee
spent four months in Australia where she met wonderful people, interacted
with kangaroos, and visited the Great Barrier Reef. During that period,
she had the opportunity to do research with Gerry Tehan at the University
of Southern Queensland on the effect of proactive interference on
For her dissertation, Josee decided to conduct experimental research
in aging, learning and memory. She was interested in studying the capacity
of learning as people age, and comparing it to younger adult learning.
The supervisor of her dissertation was Sylvain Gagnon, who is at the
Universite du Quebec aTrois-Rivieres,
and Marie Poirier was her co-supervisor.
At the beginning of October 2001, she joined Lynn Hasher at the University
of Toronto and Rotman
Research Institute at the Baycrest
Centre Hospital as a post-doctoral fellow. She is continuing her
research on aging, learning, memory, and circadian rhythm. In collaboration
with Sylvain Gagnon, Jonathan Foster and Steven Jongenelis, she is also
looking at the learning abilities for people with amnesia. In addition
to these projects, Josee is currently working on an fMRI research study,
which looks at the time of the day effect for memory tasks.
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