Exploration of memory in Neuroscience







Jean-François Démonet

Head of Service, Leenaards Memory Center
Head of the Laboratory for the Exploration of Memory in Neurosciences - LEMENS
Laboratoire d’études mémoire et neurosciences - LEMENS

Affiliation: Service of Neurology (NLG), Leenaards Memory Center CHUV

Keywords: Memory, Language, Cognition, Brain imaging, Biomarkers, Neuro-degenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Amnesia, Diagnosis, Treatment

Research interests

I am a Neurologist involved in the neurophysiology of language and memory studied with the combination of cognitive testing and a variety of brain imaging and function mapping in the broadest sense, from EEG to MRI and direct cortical stimulation; as a Physician, I try my best to treat patients and support families facing devastating brain diseases affecting cognition and especially neurodegenerative associated with ageing. My academic career involved a position of Directeur de Recherche at INSERM (France from 1995-2011); currently I am holding a position of full professor at CHUV-UNIL and head of the Leenaards memory centre, one of the «Services» of the Clinical Neurosciences Dept.

Laboratory’s activity

Laboratory for the Exploration of MEmory in Neuro-Sciences (LEMENS) represents the translational research facet of the Leenaards Memory Centre (www.centrememoire.ch), a Centre devoted to the diagnosis and the care of patients and their families facing the “Ageing-Brain Cognitive Diseases” (the ABCDs), such as Alzheimer’s disease and other associated conditions (fronto-temporal dementias, diffuse Lewy body disease, vascular dementia).


ORCID: 0000-0003-0100-6175

Additional information: website Leenaards Memory Center

Publications: unisciences

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