2619 Wilson

Maximiliano A. Wilson is an associate professor in Speech Therapy at the University of Laval School of Medicine and a regular researcher at the Center de recherche de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (CRIUSMQ), Quebec, Canada. He is a Doctor of the University of Buenos Aires in the area of Mental Health of the Faculty of Medicine and Bachelor of Psychology of the University of Buenos Aires.

During his doctorate he studied language processing, semantic memory and work in patients with post-stroke aphasia. He has been a Fellow of the University of Buenos Aires (UBACyT) and the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). Between 2007 and 2009 he has made a postdoctoral post in psycholinguistics at the Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione (ISTC) of the Italian Research Council (CNR) in Rome, Italy. Between 2009 and 2011 he made a second postdoctoral stay in the field of language and memory neurosciences at the Center de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM), in Montreal, Canada.

He is interested in the study of lexical and semantic processing in people with and without cerebral lesions (stroke and neurodegenerative diseases). He is particularly interested in the role of the anterior temporal lobe in reading and semantic processing. For this, he uses behavioral and neuroimaging techniques by functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

He has presented his work at numerous international conferences and as a guest at several universities, such as the University of Hong Kong, the University of Central Florida and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). He is also the author of numerous articles in international journals with a reading committee and book chapters.