PhD (1981)
Concordia University

Henri Cohen

1 | Research Overview

Henri Cohen’s research focuses on the neuropsychology of langage and speech. His current work includes developmental disorders affecting language, language and speech impairments in subcortical disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and the cerebral bases of specific language processes (pragmatics, prosody, semantics). Finally, he is also involved in work on hormones and cognitive deficits (e.g. Cushing syndrome).

2 | Recent Publications

Chouinard, S., Stip, E., Poulin, J., Melun, J.-P., Godbout, R., Guillem, F.  & Cohen, H. (2007). Rivastigmine treatment as an add on to antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia and cognitive deficits. Current medical research and Opinion, 23, 575-583.

Frak, V., Croteau, I. , Bourbonnais, D., Duval, C., Duclos, C., & Cohen, H. (in press, 2007). Simulation modifies prehension: Evidence for a conjoined representation of the graspable features of an object and the action of grasping it. PLoS ONE.

Plaza, M., & Cohen, H. (2007). The contribution of phonological awareness and visual attention in early reading and spelling . Dyslexia, 13,  67-73.  

Cohen, H., & Pourcher, E. (2006). Intact encoding, impaired consolidation in procedural learning in Parkinson's disease. Experimental Brain Research (preprint online).

Frak, V., Bourbonnais , D., Croteau, I. , & Cohen, H. (2006) Interlimb transfer of grasp orientation is asymmetrical. The Scientific World Journal, 6, 1805-1809. 

Frak, V., Paulignan, Y., Jeannerod, M., Michel, F., & Cohen, H. (2006). Prehension movements in a patient (AC) with posterior parietal cortex damage and posterior callosal section. Brain and Cognition, 60, 43-48.

Cannizzaro, M.S., Cohen, H., Rappard, & Snyder, P. (2005). Bradyphrenia and bradykinesia both contribute to altered speech in schizophrenia: a quantitative acoustic study. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 18, 206-10.

Frak, V., Cohen, H., & Pourcher, E. (2004). A dissociation between real and simulated movements in Parkinson’s disease. Neuroreport, 15, 1489-1492.

Harel, B.T., Cannizaro, M.S., Cohen, H., Reilly, N., & Snyder, P.J. (2004). Acoustic characteristics of Parkinsonian speech: a potential biomarker of early disease progression and treatment. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 17, 439-453.

Cohen, H., & Snyder, P. (Guest Eds.). (2003). Theoretical and Experimental Neuropsychology. XIII. Brain and Cognition (in press).

Forget, H., Lacroix, A., & Cohen, H. (2002). Persistent cognitive impairment following surgical treatment of Cushing Syndrome. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 27, 367-383.

Plaza, M., Cohen, H., Chevrie-Muller, C. (2002). Oral language deficits in dyslexic children: weaknesses in working memory and verbal planning. Brain and Cognition, 48, 505-512.

Stemmer, B, & Cohen, H. (2002). Neuropragmatique et lésions de l'hémisphère droit. Psychologie de l'Interaction, 13-14, 15-46.

Cohen, H., *Douaire, J., & *Elsabbagh, M. (2001). The role of prosody in discourse processing. Brain and Cognition, 45, 73-82.

Dubé, S., Le Normand, M.-T., & Cohen, H. (2001). Acquisition of lexical morphology in simple partial epilepsy. Brain and Language, 78, 109-114.

*Ouellet, C., Le Normand, M.-T., & Cohen, H. (2001). Language evolution in children with cochlear implants. Brain and Cognition, 45, 231-235.

Plaza, M., Rigoard, M.-T., Chevrie-Muller, C., Cohen, H., & Picard, A. (2001). Short term memory impairment and unilateral dichotic listening extinction in a child with Landau-Kleffner Syndrome: Auditory or phonological disorder? Brain and Cognition, 45, 235-240.

Snyder, P.J., & Cohen, H. (2001). Epilepsia Verminosa. Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 10, 163-172.

*Forget, H., Lacroix, M., Somma, & Cohen, H. (2000). Cognitive decline in patients with Cushing's syndrome. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 6, 20-29.

Le Normand, M.-T., Vaivre-Douret, L., Payan, C., & Cohen, H. (2000). Neuromotor development and language processing in developmental dyspraxia: a follow-up case study. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 408-417.

*Ouellet, C., Cohen, H., Le Normand, M.-T., & Braun, C. (2000). Asynchronous language acquisition in developmental dysphasia. Brain and Cognition, 43, 352-357.

3 | Published Chapters

Cohen, H., & Stemmer, B. (Eds.). (2007). Consciousness and Cognition: Fragments of Mind and Brain. Amsterdam: Academic Press. 286 pp.

Cohen, H., & Lefebvre, C. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science. Oxford : Elsevier. 1136 pp.

Cohen, H.,& Fraïle, V. (2001). Acoustical analysis of speech disorders in basal ganglia dysfunction. In HFM Peters et al. (Eds), Speech motor control in normal and disordered speech. Nijmegen, NL: University of Nijmegen, pp. 181-184.

Braun, C., & Cohen, H. (2000). Développement et pathologies du langage. In C. Braun (Ed.), Neuropsychologie du développement. Paris: Flammarion, pp. 247-257.