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.

Diana Gorbet Ph.D.
Research Scientist and MRI Analysis Advisor

1038 Sherman Health Science Research Centre
Ph: (416) 736-2100 x33895

Diana's roles for the facility include providing researchers with guidance for the design and analysis of their MRI experiments. This includes helping researchers create detailed analysis pipelines. She is proficient with many analysis software packages including AFNI, FSL, FreeSurfer, GPIP, pyElectrode, SUIT cerebellum, AFQ, Matlab, BrainVoyager, and others.