Michael Petrides

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Contact Information:


Office: Stewart Biology Building, N7/6
Phone: 514.398.6131


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
1205 Dr Penfield Avenue
Montreal, QC
H3A 1B1


Michael Petrides

Research Areas:

Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience | Behavioural Neuroscience

Research Summary:

Prof. Petrides's research interests lie in the area of neuropsychology/cognitive neuroscience and involve the analysis of the functions of the frontal, temporal, and parietal neocortex and related subcortical neural structures. This is pursued by investigations of the cognitive impairments observed in patients with focal brain lesions, by the analysis of the behavioral effects of lesions in animals, and functional neuroimaging studies with PET and EMRI.

Selected References:

Mackey, S., and Petrides, M. (2010). Quantitative demonstration of comparable architectonic areas within the ventromedial and lateral orbital frontal cortex in the human and macaque monkey brains. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 1940-1950.

Kelly, C., Uddin, L.Q., Shehzad, Z., Margulies, D.S., Xavier Castellanos, F., Milham, M.P., and Petrides, M. Broca’s region: linking human brain functional connectivity data and non-human primate tracing anatomy studies. (2010). European Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 383-398.

Champod, A.S. and Petrides, M. (2010). Dissociation within the frontoparietal network in verbal working memory: A parametric functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 3849-3856.

Margulies, D.S., Vincent, J.L., Kelly, C., Lohmann, G., Uddin, L.Q., Biswal, B.B., Villringer, A., Castellanos, F.X., Milham, M.P., and Petrides, M. (2009). Precuneus shares intrinsic functional architecture in humans and monkeys. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106, 20069-20074.

Amiez, C., Kostopoulos, P., Champod, A.S., Collins, D.L., Doyon, J., Del Maestro, R., & Petrides, M. (2008). Preoperative functional magnetic resonance imaging assessment of higher-order cognitive function in patients undergoing surgery for brain tumors.  Journal of Neurosurgery, 108, 258-268.

Iaria, G., Robbins, S., & Petrides, M. (2008). Three-dimensional probabilistic maps of the occipital sulci of the human brain in standardized stereotaxic space. Neuroscience, 151, 174-185.

Petrides, M. (2008). Selection between competing responses based on conditional rules. In Neuroscience of Rule-Guided Behavior, S.A. Bunge and J.D. Wallis (eds.), Oxford University Press, Ch. 1, pp. 3-21.

Petrides, M., & Pandya, D.N., (2008). Neural circuitry underlying language. In Neuropsychological Research: A Review, P. Mariën & J. Abutalebi (eds.), Psychology Press, Ch. 2, pp. 25-50.

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