Boris Bernhardt, PhD

Contact Information

Email: boris.bernhardt [at] (Boris Bernhardt )
Tel.: 514-398-3044
Website: Multimodal Imaging and Connectome Analysis Lab 
Recent Publications: PubMedGoogle Scholar
Academic Affiliations: Neurology and Neurosurgery
Research Groups: Epilepsy, Neuroimaging and Neuroinformatics

Dr Boris Bernhardt is Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. He obtained his PhD in Neuroscience at McGill in 2011 and carried out postdoctoral studies at the Max-Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.

His research centers on the integration of structural, functional, and metabolic imaging techniques to characterize brain anatomy, connectivity, and inter-individual variability in healthy and diseased populations, including drug-resistant epilepsy and autism spectrum conditions.  

Using statistical modeling, pattern learning, and network analysis techniques, he aims to identify substrates of cognitive and affective capacities and to predict clinically-relevant outcomes.  Dr Bernhardt actively participates in longitudinal imaging studies that assess brain development, training-related brain plasticity, and disease progression in neurological disorders. 


Selected Publications

Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi A, Liu M, Hong S, Guiot MC, Hall J, Caldairou B, Goubran M, Bernasconi N. (2016) The Spectrum of Structural and Functional Imaging Abnormalities in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Annals of Neurology. 80(1):142-53

Valk SL, Bernhardt BC, Boeckler A, Trautwein M, Kanske P, Singer T (2016) Socio-Cognitive Phenotypes Differentially Modulate Large-Scale Structural Covariance Networks. Cerebral Cortex, in press.

Bernhardt BC, Bernasconi N, Hong S, Dery S, Bernasconi N. (2016) Subregional Mesiotemporal Network Topology Is Altered In Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Cerebral Cortex. 26(7):3237-48

Valk SL, Dimartino A, Milham ML, Bernhardt BC (2015) Multi-Center Mapping of Structural Network Alterations in Autism. Hum Brain Mapping. 36(6): 162-70

Bernhardt BC, Hong S, Bernasconi A, Bernasconi N (2015) Magnetic Resonance Imaging Pattern Learning in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Classification and Prognostics. Annals of Neurology. 77(3): 436-46

Bernhardt BC, Valk SL, Sliani G, Bird G, Frith U, Singer T (2014) Selective Disruption of Sociocognitive Structural Brain Networks in Autism and Alexithymia. Cerebral Cortex 24(12): 3258-3267



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