W. Dale Stevens, Ph.D
York MRI Facility

2036 Sherman Health Science Research Centre
Ph: (416) 736-2100 x44662
twitter: @YorkMRIfacility


Dale Stevens received his BA in Psychology and M.Sc. in Neuroscience from Carleton University. He then received a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology, with a Specialization in Neuroscience, from the University of Toronto.  He conducted postdoctoral work in cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) as a Research Associate, then at the National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda, MD) as a senior Research Fellow. He has been trained in animal neuroscience, human neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and both animal and human neuroimaging. He joined the Department of Psychology at York University in 2013 as an Assistant Professor, where he leads the Cognition and Aging Neuroscience Lab. His program of research broadly investigates the neurocognitive specialization, organization, and interaction of brain systems that underlie human conceptual processing, and the related processes of memory and perceptual abstraction. He uses a combination of behavioral, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging methodologies (e.g., MRI) to elucidate how cognitive abstraction underlies our ability to grasp, retain, and retrieve information in the form of conceptual knowledge. He also investigates how these processes are affected by healthy aging, and by developmental and neurological disorders.

Joy Williams B.Sc.(Hons) M.R.T.(MR), MRI Technologist

1010 Sherman Health Science Research Centre
Ph: (416) 736-2100 x44531

Joy is the MRI Technologist for the 3T Siemens Tim Trio MRI scanner at the York MRI Facility.  She has been working in MRI research for 10 years and continues to be amazed by the this non-invasive technology that allows us to peer into ourselves, both into our bodies and our minds (through fMRI).  Joy is also the Safety Officer for the facility, and holds training sessions on a regular basis at the facility.  Please contact Joy to sign up for a training session or to book time on the scanner.