Samson, A. D., Rajagopal, S., Pasvanis, S., Villeneuve, S., The PREVENT-AD Research Group, A. R. McIntosh, and M. N. Rajah (accepted). Sex differences in longitudinal changes of episodic memory-related brain activity and cognition in cognitively unimpaired older adults with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease. NeuroImage: Clinical, accepted Oct 26, 2023.

Duval, A., Beatty-Martínez, A. L., Pasvanis, S., Crestol, A., Snytte, J., Rajah, M. N, and Titone, D. A. (accepted). Language diversity across home and work contexts differentially impacts age- and menopause-related declines in cognitive control in healthy females. Journal of Experiment Psychology: General, accepted with minor revisions Oct 15, 2023.

Crestol A, Rajagopal S, Lissaman R, LaPlume A, Pasvanis S, Olsen RK, Einstein G, Jacobs E, Rajah MN. Menopause status and within group differences in chronological age affect the functional neural correlates of spatial context memory in middle-aged females. J Neurosci. (in press)

Rajah, M. N. (accepted) An Invited Commentary on “A framework for concepts of reserve and resilience in aging”. Neurobiology of Aging, accepted July 27, 2023.

Gervais NJ, Gravelsins L, Brown A, Reuben R, Perovic M, Karkaby L, Nicoll G, Laird K, Ramana S, Bernardini MQ, Jacobson M, Velsher L, Foulkes W, Rajah MN, Olsen RK, Grady C, Einstein G. Disturbed sleep is associated with reduced verbal episodic memory and entorhinal cortex volume in younger middle-aged women with risk-reducing early ovarian removal. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2023 Oct 3;14:1265470. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2023.1265470.

Wittich W, Kröger E, Aubin G, Fadhlaoui A, Anderson ND, Ben Gaied N, Itzhak I, Belleville S; Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration (CCNA) CAN-THUMBS UP Study Group. Using co-creation focus groups to customise a remote multidomain programme designed to increase dementia literacy. BMJ Open. 2023 Sep 13;13(9):e074555. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-074555.

Brown A, Gervais NJ, Rieck J, Almey A, Gravelsins L, Reuben R, Karkaby L, Rajah MN, Grady C, Einstein G. Women’s Brain Health: Midlife Ovarian Removal Affects Associative Memory. Mol Neurobiol. 2023 Nov;60(11):6145-6159. doi: 10.1007/s12035-023-03424-6. Epub 2023 Jul 10.

Fernández Arias J, Therriault J, Thomas E, Lussier FZ, Bezgin G, Tissot C, Servaes S, Mathotaarachchi SS, Schoemaker D, Stevenson J, Rahmouni N, Kang MS, Pallen V, Poltronetti NM, Wang YT, Kunach P, Chamoun M, Quispialaya S KM, Vitali P, Massarweh G, Gauthier S, Rajah MN, Pascoal T, Rosa-Neto P. Verbal memory formation across PET-based Braak stages of tau accumulation in Alzheimer’s disease. Brain Commun. 2023 May 18;5(3):fcad146. doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcad146.

Kaur, A., Behlouli, H., Fouad, M. H., Rajah, M. N. and Pilote, L. (2023). Sex differences in the interplay between cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) risk factors and cognitive decline: a UK Biobank cohort study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 81 (8), 1663-1663.

Quang, K., Moussard, Al., Ansaldo, A., Belchior, P. Bherer, L., Bohbot, V., Bruneau, M., Gilbert, B., Jokel, R., Murphy, K., Rajah, N., Rochon, E., Steffener, J., Troyer, A., Anderson, N., and Belleville, S. (2023). Identifying Predictors of Efficacy of a Leisure Based Cognitive Intervention (ENGAGE). Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 26, 1, p. 208.


Gervais NJ, Gravelsins L, Brown A, Reuben R, Karkaby L, Baker-Sullivan E, Mendoza L, Lauzon C, Almey A, Foulkes WD, Bernardini MQ, Jacobson M, Velsher L, Rajah MN, Olsen RK, Grady C, Einstein G. Scene memory and hippocampal volume in middle-aged women with early hormone loss. Neurobiol Aging. 2022 Sep;117:97-106. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2022.05.003.

Corriveau-Lecavalier N, Décarie-Labbé L, Mellah S, Belleville S, Rajah MN; Consortium for the Early Identification of Alzheimer’s Disease-Quebec (CIMA-Q). Sex differences in patterns of associative memory-related activation in individuals at risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2022 Nov;119:89-101. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2022.07.007.

Wang H, Burles F, Subramaniapillai S, Pasvanis S, Rajah MN, Protzner AB. Sex differences in the relationship between age, performance, and BOLD signal variability during spatial context memory processing. Neurobiol Aging. 2022 Oct;118:77-87. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2022.06.006.

Subramaniapillai S, Rajagopal S, Ankudowich E, Pasvanis S, Misic B, Rajah MN. Age- and Episodic Memory-related Differences in Task-based Functional Connectivity in Women and Men. J Cogn Neurosci. 2022 Jul 1;34(8):1500-1520. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01868.

Snytte J, Fenerci C, Rajagopal S, Beaudoin C, Hooper K, Sheldon S, Olsen RK, Rajah MN. Volume of the posterior hippocampus mediates age-related differences in spatial context memory and is correlated with increased activity in lateral frontal, parietal and occipital regions in healthy aging. Neuroimage. 2022 Jul 1;254:119164. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119164.


Tremblay-Mercier, J., Madjar, C., Das, S., Dyke, S., Étienne, P., Lafaille-Magnan, M., Bellec, P., Collins, D. L., Rajah, M. N., Bohbot, V.D., Leoutsakos, J.M., Iturria-Medina, Y., Kat, J., Hoge, R. D., Gauthier, S., Chakravarty, M. M., Poline, J.B., Rosa-Neto, P., Villeneuve, S. Evans, A. C.,Poirier, J., Breitner, J.C.S., and the PREVENT-AD Research Group (2021). Creation of an Open Science Dataset from PREVENT-AD, a Longitudinal Cohort Study of Pre-symptomatic Alzheimer′ s Disease. Neuroimage: Clinical. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102733 Accepted June 17, 2021.

Pitman, E., A. Bussy, V. Valiquette, A. Salaciak, R. Patel, M.-L. Béland, S. Tullo, C. Tardif, N. Rajah, J. Near, Devenyi, G., and Chakravarty, M. M. (2021). The Impact of the Siemens Trio to Prisma Upgrade and Volumetric Navigators on MRI Indices: A Reliability Study with Implications for Longitudinal Study Designs. Neuroimage, Volume 238, September 2021, 118172 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118172

Wang, YT, Pascoal, T.A., Therriault, J., Kang, M.S., Benedet, A. L., Savard, M.,Tissot,C., Lussier, F. Z., Fernandez Arias, J., Mathotaarachchi,S., Rajah, M.N., Gauthier, S. and P. Rosa-Neto, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2021). Interactive rather than independent effect of APOE and sex potentiates tau deposition in women. Brain Communications https://doi.org/10.1093/braincomms/fcab126 Accepted June 7, 2021

Corriveau-Lecavalier, N., Rajah, M. N., Mellah, S., CIMA-Q Group & S. Belleville (2021). Latent patterns of task-related functional connectivity in relation to regions of hyperactivation in individuals at risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Neuroimage: Clinical, Volume 30, 2021, 102643 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102643

Rabipour, S., Rajagopal, S., Pasvanis, S., PREVENT-AD Group and N. Rajah (2021). Generalization of memory-related brain function as a potential early biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease in asymptomatic older women: Results from the PREVENT-AD Cohort. Neurobiology of Aging, Special Issue ” Montreal Aging & Dementia Congress 2019: Trajectories of Healthy and Pathological Aging “, 104, 42-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2021.03.009

Subramaniapillai, S., Rajagopal, S., Snytte, J., Otto, A.R., the PREVENT-AD Research Group, Einstein, G., and Rajah, M.N. (2021) Sex differences in brain aging among adults with APOE4 genetic risk and family history of Alzheimer’s Disease. Neuroimage: Clinical,30, 102620. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2021.102620

Subramaniapillai, S., Almey, A., Rajah, M. N. and G. Einstein (2021). Sex differences in cognitive reserve: implications for Alzheimer’s Disease in women. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, Volume 60, January 2021, 100879, p. 1 – 16.


N. Corriveau‐Lecavalier, N. Rajah, S. Mellah, S. Belleville and CIMA‐Q (2020). Latent patterns of task‐related functional connectivity relate to hyperactivation and associative memory impairment in SCD+ and MCI. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 16, e038002

Snytte, J., Elshiekh, A., Subramaniapillai, S.,Manning, L., Pasvanis, S., Devenyi, G., Olsen, R.K. and  N. Rajah (2020). The ratio of posterior-anterior medial temporal lobe volumes predicts source memory performance in healthy young adults. Hippocampus, 30 (11), 1209-1227. DOI: 10.1002/hipo.23251.

Elshiekh, A., Subramaniapillai, S, Rajagopal, S., Pasvanis, S., Ankudowich, E. A. and N. Rajah (2020). The association between cognitive reserve and performance-related brain activity during episodic encoding and retrieval across the adult lifespan. Cortex, 129, 296-313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2020.05.003

Rabipour, S., Rajagopal, S., Yu, E., Pasvanis, S , Lafaille-Magnan, M.E., Breitner, J., PREVENT-AD Group, and Rajah, M.N. (2020). APOE4 status is related to differences in memory-related brain function in asymptomatic older adults with family history of Alzheimer’s disease: Baseline analysis of the PREVENT-AD task fMRI dataset. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 76 (1), 97-119.

Corbett, B., Rajah, M. N., and Duarte, A., (2020). Preparing for the worst: Evidence that older adults proactively downregulate negative affect. Cerebral Cortex, 30 (3), 1291-1306.


Subramaniapillai, S., Rajagopal, S., Elshiekh, A., Pasvanis, S., Ankudowich, E. A. and Rajah, M. N. (2019). The neural correlates of age-related spatial context memory decline differ in women, compared to men. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31 (12), 1895-1916.

Subramaniapillai, S., Rajah, M.N. and Titone, D. (2019). Bilingual Experience and Executive Control over the Adult Lifespan: The Unsung Role of Biological Sex. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 6, 1-19.

Potvin, O., Khademi, A., Chouinard, I., Farokhian, F., Dieumegarde, L., Leppert, I. Hoge, R., Rajah, M. N., Bellec, P., and Duchesne, S. (2019). Measurement variability following MRI system upgrade. Frontiers in Neurology, 10, accepted June 19, 2019.

Cabeza, R., Albert, M., Belleville, S., Craik, F., Duarte, A., Grady, C. L., Lindenberger, U., Nyberg, L, Park, D., Reuter-Lorenz, P. A., Rugg, M. D., Steffener, J., and N. Rajah (2019). Reply to ‘Mechanisms underlying resilience in ageing’ Nature Reviews: Neuroscience, 20, 247.

James, T. A., Rajah, M. N. and Duarte, A. (2019). Multi-element episodic encoding in young and older adults. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31 (6), 837-854

Ankudowich E, Pasvanis S, Rajah MN. Age-related differences in prefrontal-hippocampal connectivity are associated with reduced spatial context memory. Psychol Aging. 2019 Mar;34(2):251-261. doi: 10.1037/pag0000310.


Cabeza, R., Albert, M., Belleville, S., Craik, F., Duarte, A., Grady, C. L., Lindenberger, U., Nyberg, L, Park, D., Reuter-Lorenz, P. A., Rugg, M. D., Steffener, J., and M. N. Rajah (in press). Cognition and the Aging Brain: Maintenance, Reserve, and Compensation. Nature Reviews: Neuroscience, accepted for publication September 3, 2018.

Corbett, B., Rajah, M. N. and Duarte, A. (2018). Preparing for the worst: Evidence that older adults proactively down regulate negative affect. bioRxiv ; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/359901

Swierkot, A. and Rajah, M. N. (2018). Cortical thickness in right frontal and left lingual gyri differentially mediate episodic memory for spatial contextual details across the adult lifespan.

Verfaillie, S., Binette, A., Vachon-Presseau, E., Tabrizi, S., Savard, M., Bellec,P., Ossenkoppele, R., Scheltens, P., van der Flier, M., Breitner, J.,..,M. N. Rajah, and the PREVENT-AD Research Group.(2018). Subjective cognitive decline is associated with altered default mode network connectivity in individuals with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 3 (5), 463-472.


Ankudowich, E., Pasvanis, S. & Rajah, M. N. (2017). Changes in the correlation between spatial and temporal source memory performance and BOLD activity across the adult lifespan. Cortex, Special Issue “Cognitive Neuroscience of Source Memory” edited by K. Mitchell & S.E. MacPherson. Accepted Jan. 6, 2017.  Doi: 1016/j.cortex.2017.01.006

Madularu, D., Kumaragamage, C., Matheiu, A. P., Kulkarni, P., Rajah, M. N., Gratton, A. P. & Near, J (2017). A chronic in situ coil system adapted for intracerebral stimulation during MRI in rats. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 284, 85-95.

Kumaragamage, C., Madularu, D., Mathieu, A. P., De Feyter, H., Rajah, M. N., & Near, J. (2017). Short TE PRESS-based proton observed carbon edited (POCE) 13C Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy with a volumetric 1H transmitter for in vivo rat brain imaging at 7T. Accepted in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, April 19, 2017.

Rajah MN, Wallace LMK, Ankudowich E, Yu EH, Swierkot A, Patel R, Chakravarty MM, Naumova D, Pruessner J, Joober R, Gauthier S, Pasvanis S. Family history and APOE4 risk for Alzheimer’s disease impact the neural correlates of episodic memory by early midlife. Neuroimage Clin. 2017 Mar 31;14:760-774. doi:
10.1016/j.nicl.2017.03.016., 14, 760-777.

Titone, D., Gullifer, J., Subramaniapillia, S., Rajah, N., and Baum, S. (2017). Chapter 13: History-Inspired Reflections on the Bilingual Advantage Hypothesis. Growing Old with Two Languages: Effects of Bilingualism on Cognitive Aging, Editors: E. Bialystok and M. D. Sullivan. Accepted December 16, 2016.

Madularu D., Mathieu A.P., Reynolds, L., Flores C. and Rajah N.M. (in press). A non-invasive restraining system for awake mouse imaging: assessment of motion. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Accepted, June 2017

Lafaille-Magnan, M., Poirier, J., Etienne, P., Tremblay-Mercier, J., Frenette, J., Rosa-Neto, R., Breitner, J., Evans, A., Gauthier, S., Nair,V., Bohbot, V., Villeneuve, S., Rajah, M.N., Quirion, R., Barkun, A., Eisenberg, M., and PREVENT-AD Research Group (2017). Odor identification as a biomarker of preclinical AD in older adults at risk. Neurology, 89 (4), 1-9.


Turney IC, Dennis NA, Maillet D, & Rajah MN. Exploring the influence of encoding format on subsequent memory. Memory, 2016 Jul;25:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1080/09658211.2016.1206942

Ankudowich E, Pasvanis S, & Rajah MN. Changes in the modulation of brain activity during context encoding vs. context retrieval across the adult lifespan. Neuroimage, 2016 Jun;14;139:103-113. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.06.022

Maillet D, & Rajah MN. Assessing the Neural Correlates of Task-unrelated Thoughts during Episodic Encoding and Their Association with Subsequent Memory in Young and Older Adults. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2016 Jun;28(6):826-41. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00935

Kwon D, Maillet D, Pasvanis S, Ankudowich E, Grady CL, & Rajah MN. Context Memory Decline in Middle Aged Adults is Related to Changes in Prefrontal Cortex Function. Cerebral Cortex, 2016 Jun;26(6):2440-60. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhv068


Duarte, A., & Rajah, M. N. (2015). Editorial – The cognitive neuroscience of aging and memory. Brain Research, 1612, 1-2.

Rajah, M. N., Maillet, D & Grady, C.L. (2015). Book Chapter: Episodic Memory in Healthy Older Adults: The Role of Prefrontal and Parietal Cortices. The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory, D. Addis, M. Berense & A. Duarte (Eds). Wiley Publishers, 347-361

Hudon, C., St-Pierre, C., Fouquet, C., Ansaldo, A., Bruneau, M., Dang-Vu, T., Gagnon, J., Grenier, S., Lorrain, D., Phillips, N., Poulin, S., Rajah, N., and Belleville, S. (2015). Predicting cognitive decline and dementia in older adults using neuropsychiatric measures: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 11 (7), Supplement, p. 670-671.


Maillet D, & Rajah MN. Age-related differences in brain activity in the subsequent memory paradigm: a meta-analysis. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 2014 Sep;45:246-57. Review. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2014.06.006

Maillet D, & Rajah MN. Dissociable roles of default-mode regions during episodic encoding. Neuroimage, 2014 Apr 1;89:244-55. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.11.050
Erratum in: Neuroimage, 2015 Jan 1;104:461-3.


Lafaille-Magnan, M., Breitner, J., Etienne, P., Poirier, J., Fountaine, D., Rosa-Neto, P., and Rajah, N (2013). Olfactory identification as a potential marker of presymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 9 (4), Supplement, p. 208.

Konishi, K., Etchamendy, N., Roy, S., Marighetto, A., Rajah, N. & Bohbot, V. D. (2013). Decreased fMRI activity in the hippocampus in favor of the caudate nucleus in older adults tested in a virtual navigation task. Hippocampus, 43 (11), 1005– 1014.

Maillet, D. & Rajah, M. N. (2013). Age-related changes in the frequency of mind- wandering and task interferences at encoding and their impact on memory retrieval. Memory, 21 (7), 818 -831.

Rajah, M. N. (2013) Changes in the Neural Correlates of Episodic Memory With Healthy Aging. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67 (4), pp. 285-285.


Maillet, D*. & Rajah, M. N.* (2012). Association between prefrontal activity and volume change in prefrontal and medial temporal lobes in aging and dementia: A review. *Both authors contributed equivalently to the writing of this paper. Invited review for Aging Research Reviews, 12 (2), 479-489.


Maillet, D. and Rajah, M. N. (2011). Reduction in hippocampal-head volume with aging is associated with altered encoding-related activity and impaired context memory performance. Brain Research, 1420, 68-79.

Rajah, M. N., Languay, R. and Grady C.L. (2011). Age-related changes in right middle frontal gyrus volumes and its impact on retrieval-related activity and retrieval accuracy. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(49), 17941-54.

Crane D, Maillet, D., Floden, D.,Valiquette L. and Rajah, M. N. (2011). Similarities in the patterns of prefrontal cortex activity during spatial and temporal context memory retrieval after equating for task structure and performance. Neuroimage, 54(2), 1549-64

Maillet D, Rajah MN. Age-related changes in the three-way correlation between anterior hippocampus volume, whole-brain patterns of encoding activity and subsequent context retrieval. Brain Res. 2011 Oct 28;1420:68-79. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2011.08.071.


Rajah M. N., Kromas,M., Han J. E., Pruessner, J. C., (2010). Group differences in anterior hippocampal volume and in the retrieval of spatial and temporal context memory in healthy young versus older adults. Neuropsychologia, 48(14),4020-30.

Rajah, M., Languay, R., Czechowska, Y., Valiquette, L., Pruessner, J. and Grady, C. (2010). Individual Differences in Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Volumes, Whole Brain Activity and Memory Performance in Healthy Young and Older Adults. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnins.2010.14.00116

Rajah, M. N., Languay, R., and Valiquette, L. (2010) Age-related changes in prefrontal cortex activity are associated with behavioural deficits in both temporal and spatial context memory retrieval in older adults. Cortex, 46, 535-549.


Rajah MN, Bastianetto S, Bromley-Brits K, Cools R, D’Esposito M, Grady CL, Poirier J, Quirion R, Raz N, Rogaeva E, Song W, & Pruessner J. Biological changes associated with healthy versus pathological aging: a symposium review. Ageing Research Reviews, 2009 Apr;8(2):140-6.


Rajah MN, & McIntosh AR. Age-related differences in brain activity during verbal recency memory. Brain Research, 2008 Mar 14;1199:111-25. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2007.12.051

Rajah MN, Ames B, & D’Esposito M. Prefrontal contributions to domain-general executive control processes during temporal context retrieval. Neuropsychologia, 2008 Mar 7;46(4):1088-103.


Rajah MN, & McIntosh AR. Dissociating prefrontal contributions during a recency memory task. Neuropsychologia, 2006;44(3):350-64.


Rajah MN, & D’Esposito M. Region-specific changes in prefrontal function with age: a review of PET and fMRI studies on working and episodic memory. Brain, 2005 Sep; 128(Pt 9):1964-83. Review.

Rajah MN, & McIntosh AR. Overlap in the functional neural systems involved in semantic and episodic memory retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2005 Mar;17(3):470-82.