Annual Neuropsychology Day and Brenda Milner Lecture: Learning and Memory in the Human Brain (Virtual)


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The 22nd Annual Neuropsychology Day and Brenda Milner Lecture honours the career and achievements of Dr. Milner, an eminent cognitive neuroscientist and pioneer of the discipline of neuropsychology.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. John D.E. Gabrieli as the 22nd Annual Brenda Milner Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience.  On Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 4pm, Dr. Gabrieli will present "Learning and Memory in the Human Brain". 

Neuropsychology day will take place in 2021 exceptionally as a virtual event. More details to follow. 

To register: EventBrite

Scientific Presentations: If you would like to present (poster, flash talk)  during the pre-lecture science portion of the day (1:30 - 3:45), please submit here: Abstract Submissions. The deadline for abstract submission is February 28, 2021.

The prizes include:

  • Top Abstracts - $250 for first place, $100 for up to 3 runners-up 
  • …plus more prizes for best talks and posters, judged at the event!
  • Prize-winners will also have the opportunity to participate in a virtual round-table discussion with invited speaker Dr. John Gabrieli and will be listed on the Brenda Milner Neuropsychology Day ‘Honour Roll'

Talk Abstract

Brenda Milner’s seminal research has been foundational in our understanding of the organization of learning and memory in the human brain. I will summarize how subsequent research using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has built upon that foundation. I will also review how fMRI has extended knowledge about how different structures within the medial temporal lobe contribute selectively to different aspects of memory, and about the variable developmental trajectories of different kinds of memory from childhood through adulthood.


Contact Information

Debbie Rashcovsky
Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital
deborah.rashcovsky [at]
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