Dominique Louër

Academic title(s): 

PhD Student

Dominique Louër
Drs. Shari Baum and Natalie Phillips (Supervisors)
Contact Information
Email address: 
dominique.louer [at]

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (University of Winnipeg)

Master of Arts in Linguistics (University of Waterloo)

Master of Applied Science in Psychology (University of Waterloo)

Professional activities: 

Head Translator — Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) of McGill University

Lecturer — Department of Linguistics and Translation, Université de Montréal 

Research student representative — The WELL Office, McGill University

Student member — Academy of Aphasia

Student member — Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM)

Student member — Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM)

Student member — International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS)

Volunteer — Wisdom Exchange Project (WEP)

Research areas: 
Neurodegenerative diseases
Current research: 

My research looks at the impact of bilingualism on cognitive reserve and brain anatomy in patients with neurodegenerative diseases. I am interested in understanding if speaking more than one language contributes to cognitive and linguistic advantages in two patient populations (Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease), and how bilingualism modulates structural grey matter in the brain. I use a combination of neuropsychological tests and neuroimaging (MEG, MRI) to answer these questions.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Besner Fellowship for the Study of Human Communication Neuroscience

CRBLM Graduate Student Award

Graduate Excellence Fellowship in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Graduate Excellence Fellowship in Medicine

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