Research

Our staff members are scientist-practitioners who embody the integration of care, research, and education. All assessment and intervention services are evidence-based, and we contribute to the development of clinical knowledge via research and evaluation of our services. Specific areas of research emphasis include normal cognitive aging, assessment and intervention in mild cognitive impairment, use of adaptive technologies for severe memory impairment, evaluation of cognitive rehabilitation and behavioural techniques, and development of neuropsychological tools.

Recent publications

Clark, I. B., Vandermorris, S., & Heisz, J. J. (2015). Physical fitness and sociocognitive engagement are associated with different aspects of cognition in older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(1), 177-179.

Fenesi, B., Vandermorris, S., Kim, J.A., Shore, D.I. & Heisz, J.J. (2015). One size does not fit all: older adults benefit from redundant text in multimedia instruction. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(1076), 1-9.

Gold, D., Park, N., Murphy, K., & Troyer, A. (2015). Naturalistic action performance distinguishes amnestic mild cognitive impairment from healthy aging. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21, 419–428.

Gold, D., Park, N., Troyer, A., & Murphy, K. (2015). Compromised naturalistic action performance in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology, 29, 320-333.

Heisz, J. J., Vandermorris, S., Wu, J., McIntosh, A. R., & Ryan, J. D. (2015). Age differences in the association of physical activity, sociocognitive engagement, and TV viewing on face memory. Health Psychology, 34(1), 83-88.

Ray, C., Ingram, V., & Cohen-Mansfield, J. (2015). Systematic review of planned care transitions for persons with dementia. Neurodegenerative Disease Management, 5(4), 317-331.

Selim, A., Ray, C., Cusimano, M., Karp, E, & Freedman, M. (2015). Reversible long standing severe disability in idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus. Neurology Clinical Practice, 5(6), 505-508.

Sheldon, S., Vandermorris, S., Al-Haj, M., Cohen, S., Winocur, G., & Moscovitch, M. (2015). Ill-defined problem solving in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: linking episodic memory to effective solution generation. Neuropsychologia, 68, 168-175.

Svoboda, E., Richards, B., Yao, C., & Leach, L. (2015). Long-term maintenance of smartphone and PDA use in individuals with moderate to severe memory impairment. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: An International Journal, 25, 353-373.

Cohen-Mansfield, J. & Ray, C. (2014). Whose responsibility is it to make life worth living? International Psychogeriatrics, 26, 1231-1233.

Troyer, A. K., Rowe, G., Murphy, K. J., Levine, B., Leach, L., & Hasher, L. (2014). Development and evaluation of a self-administered on-line test of memory and attention for middle-aged and older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6, 335.

Kessler, Y., Vandermorris, S., Gopie, N, Daros, A, Winocur, G, & Moscovitch M. (2014). Divided attention improves delayed, but not immediate retrieval of a consolidated memory. PLOS ONE, 9(3), 1-6.

Misch, M. R., Mitchell, S., Francis, P. L., Sherborn, K., Meradje, K., McNeely, A. A., Honjo, K., Zhao, J., Scott, C., Caldwell, C., Ehrlich, L., Shammi, P., MacIntosh, B., Bilbao, J. M., Lang, A., Black S. E., & Masellis, M. (2014). Differentiating between visual hallucination-free dementia with Lewy bodies and corticobasal syndrome on the basis of neuropsychology and perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography. Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, 6, 71.

Biss, R. K., Ngo, K. W., Hasher, L., Campbell, K. L., & Rowe, G. (2013). Distraction can reduce age-related forgetting. Psychological Science, 24, 448-455.

Monette, M. C. E., & Leach, L. (2013). Discrimination of the cognitive profiles of MCI and depression using the KBNA. Canadian Journal of Neurological Science, 40, 670-677.

Ossher, L., Bialystok, E., Craik, F.I.M., Murphy, K.J., & Troyer, A.K. (2013). The effect of bilingualism on amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 68, 8-12.

Savage, K. R., & Svoboda, E. (2013). Long-term benefits of the Memory-Link programme in a case of amnesia. Clinical Rehabilitation, 27, 521-526.

Vandermorris, S., Murphy, K.M., & Troyer, A.K. (2013). Age-related elevations in intraindividual variability on associative memory tasks. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 20, 722-34.

Vandermorris, S., Sheldon, S., Winocur, G., & Moscovitch, M. (2013). Differential contributions of executive and episodic memory functions to problem solving in younger and older adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 1087-1096.

Wiegand, M. A., Troyer, A. K., Gojmerac, C., & Murphy, K. J. (2013). Facilitating change in health-related behaviours and intentions: A randomized controlled trial of a multidimensional memory program for older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 17, 806-815.

Anderson, N. A., Murphy, K. J., & Troyer, A. K. (2012). Living with mild cognitive impairment: A guide to maximizing brain health and reducing risk of dementia. New York: Oxford.

Murphy, K. J., & Troyer, A. K. (2012). Recognizing dementia can be tricky. Journal of Current Clinical Care, 3, 6-13.

Rosenbaum, R.S., Murphy, K.J., & Rich, J.B. (2012). The Amnesias. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 3, 43-67.

Svoboda, E., Rowe, G., & Murphy, K. (2012). From science to smart-phones: Boosting Memory Function One Press at a Time. Journal of Current Clinical Care, 2, 15-27.

Svoboda, E., Richards, B., Leach, L., & Mertens, V. (2012). PDA and smartphone use by individuals with moderate-to-severe memory impairment: Application of a theory-driven training programme. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 22, 408-427.

Troyer, A. K., Murphy, K. J., Anderson, N. D., Craik, F. I. M., Moscovitch, M., Maione, A., & Gao, F. (2012). Associative recognition in mild cognitive impairment: Relationship to hippocampal volume and apolipoprotein E. Neuropsychologia, 50, 3721-3728.

Rosenbaum, R.S., Carson, N., Abraham, N., Bowles, B., Kwan, D., Köhler, S., Svoboda, E., Richards, B., & Levine, B. (2011). Impaired event memory and recollection in a case of developmental amnesia. Neurocase, 17, 394-409.

Troyer, A. K., D’Souza, N. A., Vandermorris, S., & Murphy, K. (2011). Age-related differences in associative memory depend on the types of associations that are formed. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 18, 340-352.