Sylvie Belleville


Dr Sylvie Belleville is a full professor in psychology at Université de Montreal and the research director of the Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM).
Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Brain Plasticity holder.

Director of the Consortium pour l'identification précoce de la maladie d'Alzheimer (CIMA-Q).

Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) Cognitive Intervention, Reserve and Brain Plasticity team leader.

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences fellow.

Research Program

Dr Belleville’s research aims to advance knowledge about how cognitive reserve and brain plasticity prevent or delay neurodegenerative diseases in aging. She also works towards developing training programs to increase resilience.

Hence, Dr Belleville’s work contributes to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms which allow some people to better resist the effects of aging, as well as the individual characteristics that make some people more responsive to cognitive training.

Moreover, she is developing strategies to make cognitive training programs accessible to most Canadians, using new technologies (such as virtual reality or online platforms).

Finally, she has also developed a major research program to better characterize the early stages of this disease.


La mémoire dans le temps (conférence CRIUGM)

Training-related brain plasticity in subjects at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (Brain)

Alzheimer: des chercheurs ravivent l'acuité du cerveau (

La plasticité du cerveau pourrait retarder la maladie d'Alzheimer (

Alzheimer : De l'importance de la plasticité du cerveau (

Profil de recherche - Plus qu'une affaire de mémoire(IRSC)

Sylvie Belleville Ph.D.
Centre de recherche, IUGM
4545 chemin Queen-Mary
Montréal, Québec
Canada H3W 1W5
Bureau : M7804
(514) 340-3540 #4767
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