Julie Carrier, Ph.D.


Full Professor
Department of Psychology, Université de Montréal
Co-Director of the Chronobiology Laboratory
Director of the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network
514-338-2222 ext. 3124
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Post-doctorate in Psychiatry (University of Pittsburgh)
Ph.D. in Psychology (Université de Montréal)
M.Sc. in Psychology (Université de Montréal)

Research Interests:
Understand the mechanisms underlying the effects of aging on processes that regulate sleep and biological rhythms. Assess the consequences of age-related changes in sleep-wake cycle on brain plasticity, learning, cognition and postural balance. Estimate the changes in eye and brain sensitivity to light in seasonal affective disorder. Assess the impacts of sleep on cognitive and emotional development.

Polysomnography, spectral analysis of the EEG, brain imaging (fMRI), actigraphy, hormonal measurements, light exposure, pupillometry


Chosen Publications:
Carrier J, Viens I, Poirier G, Robillard R, Lafortune M, Vandewalle G, Martin N, Barakat M, Paquet J, Filipini D. Sleep slow wave changes during the middle years of life. European Journal of Neuroscience 2011; 33:758-766.

Vandewalle G, Collignon O, Hull JT, Daneault V, Albouy G, Lepore F, Phillips C, Doyon J, Czeisler CA, Dumont M, Lockley S, Carrier J. Blue light stimulates cognitive brain activity in visually blind individuals. Journals of Cognitive Neuroscience 2013; 25(12): 2072-2085.

Daneault V, Hébert M, Albouy G, Doyon J, Dumont M, Carrier J, Vandewalle G. Aging reduces the stimulating effect of blue light on cognitive brain functions. Sleep 2014;37(1):85-96.

Dubé J, Lafortune M, Bedetti C, Bouchard M, Gagnon JF, Doyon J, Evans A, Lina JM, Carrier J. Cortical thinning explains changes in sleep slow waves during adulthood. J Neurosci 2015;35(20):7795-807.

Latreille V, Carrier J, Gaudet-Fex B, Rodrigues-Brazète J, Panisset M, Chouinard S, Postuma RB, Gagnon JF. Electroencephalographic prodromal markers of dementia across conscious states in Parkinson's disease. Brain 2016;139(Pt 4):1189-99.