Prof. Dr Pamela Banta Lavenex
Pamela Banta Lavenex has been an Associate Professor in Psychology at UniDistance Suisse since 2020.
Pamela Banta Lavenex has an extensive and varied academic background. She has a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Arizona in the United States, where her research focused on investigating the neurobiological bases of cognitive abilities in budgerigars, utilizing cognitive neuroscience and comparative psychology techniques. She completed post-doctoral research at the MIND Institute (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) at the University of California in Davis, where she studied the development of memory and the hippocampus in monkeys.
Since coming to Switzerland, she has been pursuing a line of research supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation on the functional development of memory throughout life, in particular in typically developing children and in individuals with an atypical development, such as Down syndrome (Trisomy 21) or Williams syndrome. She works closely together with Professor Pierre Lavenex and the members of the Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Development (LABCD) at the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
Bochud-Fragnière, Emilie , Lavenex, Pierre & Banta Lavenex, Pamela A. (2023). When and how do children solve the Weather Prediction Task?. Developmental Psychobiology, 65(e22407), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/dev.22407
Villard, Justine, Chareyron, Loïc J., Piguet, Olivia, Lambercy, Pauline, Lonchampt, Gianni, Banta Lavenex, Pamela A., Amaral, David G. & Lavenex, Pierre (2023). Structural plasticity in the entorhinal and perirhinal cortices following hippocampal lesions in rhesus monkeys. Hippocampus, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1002/hipo.23567
|M01||Introduction à la psychologie : thématique et disciplines Bachelor en psychologie|
|M11||Neuropsychologie et neurosciences Bachelor en psychologie|
- The development and functioning of different memory systems throughout life
- Memory systems in people with Down or Williams syndrome
- The relation between cerebral activity (EEG) and cognitive abilities
- The impact of intermodal training on cognition in people with learning disabilities
- Bochud-Fragnière, E., Lavenex, P. and Banta Lavenex P. (2023). When and how do children solve the Weather Prediction Task? Developmental Psychobiology
- Villard, J., Chareyron, L.J., Piguet, O., Lambercy, P., Lonchampt, G., Banta Lavenex, P., Amaral, D.G. and Lavenex, P. (2023). Structural plasticity in the entorhinal and perirhinal cortices following hippocampal lesion in rhesus monkeys. Hippocampus