Viviane Sziklas, PhD

Viviane Sziklas, PhD
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Email address: 
viviane.sziklas [at]

Viviane Sziklas’ research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying various forms of learning and memory. The goal of her research program is to examine the nature and specificity of behavioural impairment after damage to different components of the medial temporal lobe system in patients with focal epilepsy. Additional research involves studies of non-memory processes in patients with focal epilepsy, and test development for assessment of cognitive function in various clinical neurological populations.

Selected publications: 

Gentile, E., Crane, J., Petrides, M., Sziklas, V.  (2016).  Improving neuropsychological markers of frontal-lobe dysfunction.  Canadian League Against Epilepsy, Quebec City, Canada    

Wu L, Soder RB, Schoemaker D, Carbonnell F, Sziklas V, Rowley J, Mohades S, Fonov V, Bellec P, Dagher A, Shmuel A, Jia J, Gauthier S, Rosa-Neto P. (2014).  Resting state executive control network adaptations in amnestic mild cognitive impairment.  J Alzheimers Disease, 40(4):993-1004.

Sodums, D., JonesGotman, M., Banks, S.J., Sziklas, V.  (2013).  Reliability of fMRI test-retest findings during verbal and nonverbal learning in healthy subjects.  30th International Epilepsy Congress, Montreal, Qc, Canada.

Sziklas, V. & Crane, J.  (2013).  Development of an abstract word-learning test for temporal lobe epilepsy: English-French equivalence and clinical findings. 30th International Epilepsy Congress, Montreal, Qc, Canada. 

Crane, J., Berthiaume, C., & Sziklas, V.  (2013).  Abstract verbal learning using visual or auditory administration: does modality matter?  30th International Epilepsy Congress, Montreal, Qc, Canada.

Banks, S.J., Sziklas, V., Sodums, D., Jones-Gotman, M.  (2012).  MRI of verbal and nonverbal memory processes in healthy and epileptogenic medial temporal lobes.  Epilepsy and Behavior, 25, 42-49..

Banks, S.J., Jones-Gotman, M., Ladowski, D., Sziklas, V.  (2012). Sex differences in the medial temporal lobe during encoding and recognition of pseudowords and abstract designs.  NeuroImage, 59 (2), 1888-1895

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