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Sivaniya Subramaniapillai

Postdoctoral researcher

McGill University

After completing my undergraduate program at the University of Toronto in Neuroscience (2015), I pursued my graduate studies at McGill University. For my MSc thesis, I investigated whether multilingualism over the lifespan impacts women and men in a way that differentially buffers against age-related declines in executive function. The unique sex effects observed in this study inspired me to pursue my PhD investigating sex differences in the effect of age on brain structure, function, and cognition in healthy aging. My doctoral thesis highlights the importance of investigating sex and gender differences in brain and cognitive aging, and the role of modifiable and non-modifiable factors in contributing to differences in healthy aging.

Sivaniya Subramaniapillai
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brain and cognitive ageing, sex/gender, fMRI, MRI


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