Named one of WXN's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, Allison is the first Research Chair of Cognitive Neuroscience. Aside from her work for Baycrest Health Sciences, she’s also Managing Director of the Rotman Research Institute and the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation and holds Psychology and Neuroscience faculty positions at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. A published researcher, her work aims to develop methods to prevent, detect, and treat age-related sensory and cognitive decline, and her team was the first to demonstrate that older brains “rewire” to compensate for functional changes. Her research uses behavioral and neuroimaging approaches to understand how the brain processes visual information with special interests including aging and neurotechnology.
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