Learning and memory is a key area of study in neuroscience and looks at how we acquire, store, and retrieve information. This research is crucial to gain a deeper understanding of the brain and how these processes can be disrupted, sometimes resulting in dementias.

This area of research is at its core interdisciplinary, and the Centre is home to important partnerships that have resulted in ground-breaking discoveries. Many collaborations in this area are focused on the genetics and inheritance of dementias, as well as elucidation of the causes and potential novel treatment targets for Alzheimer’s disease. The goal is to reshape the field toward prevention, earlier intervention, and treatment options for all dementias. Other research teams are focused on the fundamental aspects of learning and remembering in neurotypical individuals, which in turn provides clues to situations where these processes go awry.

Concept of memory loss and dementia disease and losing brain function memories as an alzheimers health symbol of neurology and mental problems with 3D illustration elements.

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Learn more about the clinical and foundational scientists who are studying learning/memory and dementias.

Name and Contact Info Title Research Interests
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
nervous system, neurodegeneration, drosophilia
Associate Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
cognition, cell biology, nervous system
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
neuroplasticity, stroke, nervous system, rehabilitation, behaviour
Professor, Division of Neurology Faculty of Medicine, UBC
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer disease, dementia, neurodegeneration, protein misfolding, prion diseases, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
memory, hippocampus, cell types, big data
Professor, Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria
hippocampus, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, exercise, mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, fragile-x syndrome, prenatal ethanol exposure, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, depression
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
developmental neuroscience, neuroplasticity, autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer disease, basic science, epilepsy
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
ophthalmology, neuroplasticity, neurodegeneration, Huntington disease, stroke, glaucoma, nervous system
Professor & Head, Division of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
executive function, developmental neuroscience, learning, behaviour, cognition
Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
stroke, clinical trials, cerebral venous thrombosis, cerebral small vessel disease, cognition, risk stratification, patient-centred outcomes
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UBC
aging, neuroplasticity, neurogenesis
Assistant Professor, Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), University of Victoria
Neuropsychology, fMRI, DTI, MRI, imaging, multiple sclerosis (MS, Alzheimer disease
Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
autism, epilepsy, neuroplasticity, developmental neuroscience
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, UBC
Alzheimer disease
Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
dementia, clinical trials, Alzheimer disease
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, UBC
bioinformatics, systems biology, Alzheimer disease, neurodegenerative diseases, metabolomics
Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
neuroethics, neurotechnology, neuroimaging, neurodegeneration, dementia, regenerative medicine
Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
biobank, neuropathology, dementia, neurodegeneration, clinical trials
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
stroke, traumatic brain injury, foundational science
Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC
cognitive representations, place cells, spatial navigation, path planning
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
neurodegeneration, Retina, Eye, Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease, Neuroinflammation, Glia Activation, Drug Discovery, Gene Treatment
Professor, Michael Smith Laboratories and Department of Medical Genetics, UBC
Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
stroke, depression, neuroplasticity, imaging, foundational science
Assistant Professor, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
dementia, clinical trials
Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
developmental neuroscience, basic science
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UBC
Professor, Division of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Alzheimer disease, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxi, cancer, diabetes, cell signalling, protein kinases, SARS-CoV-2
Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Huntington disease, glutamate receptors, optogenetic imaging, electrophysicology, cortical-striatal synaptic function and plasticity
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Alzheimer disease, dementia, neuroethics, patient experience, mental health, robotics, child health
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
addiction, psychiatry, psychotherapy, cognitive control, brain concepts
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UBC
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Alzheimer disease, Down Syndrome
Associate Professor, Medical Sciences and Associate Director, Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Victoria
neuroplasticity, neurite growth, neurodevelopment, ion channels, receptor trafficking
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UBC
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
rTMS, ECT, MST, tDCS, depression, schizophrenia, student health
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
traumatic brain injury, mTBI, mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, imaging , developmental neuroscience, cognition
Professor, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
neuroplasticity, stroke, epilepsy, foundational science
Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UBC
consciousness, attention, EEG/MEG, noise in the brain, information transfer in the brain, SDE models of neural activity
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Alzheimer disease, dementia, metabolism, cardiovascular system, neurodegeneration, concussion, traumatic brain injury
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Medical Sciences, University of Victoria
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

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