Jean-François Gagnon, Ph.D.


Associate Professor
Psychology Department, Université du Québec à Montréal
Holder of the Research chair on Cognitive decline in pathological aging
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Post-doctorate in Neuropsychology and Brain imaging (Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Université de Montréal) and Sleep disturbances (Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Université de Montréal)
Ph.D. in Neuropsychology (Université du Québec à Montréal)
M.A. in Psychology (Université Laval)

Research Interests:
Sleep perturbations and cognition in normal and pathological aging.

More specifically, neurodegenerative disorders and their precursor stages (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lewy body dementia, mild cognitive impairment, REM sleep behavior disorder) and some respiratory disorders (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive sleep apnea)

Polysomnography, neuropsychological evaluation, electroencephalography (EEG), and neuroimaging (anatomic and functional)

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Chosen Publications:
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;139:1189-1199.

Rahayel S, Montplaisir J. Monchi O, Bedetti C, Postuma RB, Brambati S, Carrier J, Joubert S, Latreille V, Jubault T, Gagnon JF. Patterns of cortical thinning in idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder. Movement Disorders 2015;30:680-687.

Holtbernd F, Gagnon JF, Postuma RB, Ma Y, Tang CC, Feigin A, Dhawan V, Vendette M, Soucy JP, Eidelberg D, Montplaisir J. Abnormal metabolic network activity in REM sleep behavior disorder. Neurology 2014;82:620-627.

Gagnon JF, Bertrand JA, Génier Marchand D. Cognition in rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder. Frontiers in Neurology 2012;3:article 82,1-5.

Villeneuve S, Pepin V, Rahayel S, Bertrand JA, Delorimier M, Desjardins C, Risk A, Labrecque M, Parenteau S, Joncas S, Monchi O, Gagnon JF. Mild cognitive impairment in moderate to severe COPD: a preliminary study. CHEST 2012;142:1516-1523.