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Équipe du laboratoire ABCs

Lab's team

The Lab’s Vision

Developmental Neuropsychology

The work of the lab focuses on cerebral, cognitive and social development from infancy, through childhood and adolescence. The aim of our projects is to explore brain and cognitive maturation, as well as the biological and environmental factors that influence social development. In addition, we investigate the consequences of early brain insult, such as traumatic brain injury and concussion.

We strive to gain a better understanding of the underlying substrates of cognitive and social problems to guide the development of targeted interventions for children at-risk for cognitive, social or behavioural problems. Through our work we have the pleasure of collaborating with academic, international, industrial, school, and community partners who participate in co-construction of assessment and remediation tools to optimise child and adolescent development. We are a dynamic and collegial team who enjoys working, creating and socializing together and we are always open to new ideas and opportunities.

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The ABCs lab is interested in brain, cognitive and social development in infants, children and adolescents and the biological and environmental factors that influence their development.

Concussion and TBI

We aim to better understand pediatric concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to improve diagnosis, prognosis, outcome, intervention and prevention of these insults.


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Social Cognition

We develop assessment and intervention tools to identify cognitive, social and behavioral problems in children and adolecents and remediatre these functions.


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Lab’s Timeline

Creation of the ABCs Developmental Neuropsychology Laboratory, directed by Miriam Beauchamp and located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montreal and at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Official inauguration of the ABCs lab following the John R. Evans Leader grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation allowing the development of pediatric neuropsychological assessment spaces and the implementation of technological tools such as virtual reality, serious video games, eye tracking and psychophysiological measurements.
Team grant awarded as a co-investigator (principal investigator: C. Frasson) from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for the development of serious video games.
Inauguration of the new building of the Ste-Justine University Hospital Research Center and relocation of the ABCs team to the new building. Installation of an assessment room for early childhood and a toy scanner for familiarization with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Obtaining Innovation funds from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation as a co-researcher (principal investigator: P. Conrod) for the establishment of the IMAGINE Center at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center and purchase of a magnetic resonance imaging (3T MRI).