Jennyfer Ansado , Ph.D.
    Jennyfer Ansado
    Research Axis
    Brain and Child Development

    514 343-6111 #1691


    Research Project Title

    Socio-cognitive dysfunctions and adaptive mechanisms in individuals with traumatic brain injury from early childhood to adolescence: a neurofunctional approach

    University Program



    Université de Montréal

    Research Interests

    Socio-cognitive dysfunctions and adaptive mechanisms in individuals with traumatic brain injury from early childhood to adolescence: a neurofunctional approach
    Jennyfer Ansado’s research aims to better understand neurocognitive mechanisms associated with traumatic brain injury from early childhood to adolescence. To achieve this, she uses neuropsychological assessment and a number of anatomical and functional neuroimaging techniques (MRI, DTI, SWI, fMRI, EEG) to identify neuronal correlates of cognitive deficits and cerebral reorganization mechanisms triggered by the young brain to cope with traumatic brain injury.

    Jennyfer Ansado is also interested in the relationship between the development of the corpus callosum (white matter that joins the cerebral hemispheres) and high level cognitive functions during childhood and adolescence.

    Awards and Distinctions

    • 2012, Postdoctoral Scholarships for Excellence, Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine
    • 2010, Award for the Best Symposium, XI Congress of the Latin American Society of Neuropsychology (SLAN)
    • 2008, Prize for the best oral presentation, CIFGG McGill University
    • 2007, Scholarships for Excellence for Foreign Students - Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies


    • ANSADO, J., COLLINS, L., GARON, M., FONOV, V., GARON, M., EVANS, A. & BEAUCHAMP, MH. 3D mapping of callosal growth in the healthy human brain. 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM), Seattle, WA, USA, June 16-20,2013.
    • ANSADO, J., BEARE R., DITCHFIELD, M.,, COLEMAN, L., FRANZ., E., KEAN M., CROSSLEY L., CATROPPA, C., YEATES, K,O., ANDERSON, V., BEAUCHAMP, M, H. Rôle de l’imagerie de susceptibilité magnétique comme prédicteur du devenir cognitif et fonctionnel du traumatisme cranio-cérébral pédiatrique. 21 Journée scientifique du CERNEC, Saint-Sauveur, Québec, Canada, 5-6 Avril 2013.
    • ANSADO, J., COLLINS, L., GARON, M., FONOV, V., EVANS, A. & BEAUCHAMP, MH. Validation of a new template to study callosal growth during childhood and adolescence. International Neuropsychological Society 41th Annual Meeting, Hawai, February 6-9, 2013.

    Selected Publications

    • Ansado, J., Labelle-Chiasson, V., Beauchamp, M. (2013). ''Croissance cérébrale et neurodéveloppement à l’adolescence. La psychologie de l’adolescence : perspectives scientifiques actuelles, Michel Claes et Lyda Lannegrand-Willems'', Éditeur : Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, (In press)
    • Ansado, J., Collins, L., Joubert, S., Petrides, M., Fonov, V., Tomaiuolo, F., Brambati, S.M., Monchi, O., Faure, S. & Joanette, Y. (2013). ''Interhemispheric Coupling Improves the Brain’s Ability to Perform Low-Cognitive-Demand Tasks in Alzheimer’s Disease and High-Cognitive-Demand Tasks in Normal Aging'', Neuropsychology, (In press)
    • Ansado, J., Marsolais, Y., MethqaL, I., Alary, F., Joanette, Y. ''The Adaptive Aging Brain: Evidence from the Preservation of Communication Abilities with Age'', European Journal of Neuroscience. (In press).
    • Ansado, J., Monchi, O., Ennabil, N., Jubault, T., Joanette, Y. (2013). ''Coping with increasing visual attentional load in aging using both neural compensation and neural reserve'', Neuroscience research, 75, 4, 295–304.
    • Ansado, J., Monchi, O., Ennabil, N., Joanette, Y. (2012). ''Load-Dependent Posterior-Anterior Shift in Aging in Complex Visual Selective Attention Situations'', Brain research. 15, 14-22.
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