|Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université
Psychologist (College of Psychologists of Quebec)
Director of the Dream and Nightmare Laboratory
514-338-2222 ext. 3350
Post-doctorate in Psychiatry (Université de Montréal)
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (University of Alberta)
M.Sc. in Experimental Psychology (University of Calgary)
Dependance of learning and memory on REM sleep and dreaming processes. Pathophysiology, cognitive dysfunction, quantitative EEG, and changes in sleep-dependant memory processes in patients with recurrent nightmares. Dream disturbances and parasomnias in pregnancy and postpartum women. Dream alterations in REM sleep behavior disorder. Dreaming, empathy and the mirror neuron system. Nightmares, early-life adverse events, and suicide.
Polysomnography, selective REM sleep deprivation, spectral analysis of the EEG and ECG, sensory stimulation during sleep, virtual reality exposure, sampling and analysis of lab and home dreams, internet-based dream collection.