Brenda Milner

Academic title(s): 

Dorothy J. Killam Professor

Contact Information:

Phone: 514.398.8503
Email: brenda.milner[at]


Mailing Address:
Cognitive Neuroscience Unit
Montreal Neurological Institute
3801 University, Room 682
Montreal, QC
H3A 2B4



Research Areas:

Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience

Research Summary:

Dr. Milner's research is focused on the cognitive function in the frontal and temporal lobes of humans. She uses positron emission tomography (PET) and functional MRI to identify the brain regions involved in language processing in both unilingual and bilingual volunteer control subjects as well as in patients with brain lesions that are in close proximity to areas critical for language. In another series of PET studies, she has sought to delineate further the role of the right hippocampal region in memory for the spatial location of objects. The present focus of her research is on hemispheric interaction in cognitive processes.

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