Nicole Caza

Former Scientist, Centre de recherche, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (CRIUGM)

Former Research Professor, Departement of Psychology, Université de Montréal

Laboratory Director, CRIUGM


  • International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review (IIRLR)


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Rotman Research Institute of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Canada
  • Ph.D., Neuropsychology (Clinical & Experimental), Université de Montréal
  • MPS, Psychology, Université de Montréal
  • BA, Psychology, Université de Montréal
  • BSN, Nursing, Université Laval


  • Chercheur-boursier (Junior 2), Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)
  • Chercheur-boursier (Junior 1), Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)


  • Neuropsychology


  • Six years of experience as a nurse-clinician in neurology
  • Seven years in gerontology/geriatry as a scientist


  • Neuropsychology


  • My research interests are with the effects of normal and pathological aging on conscious memory. More specifically, I study short-term memory, source memory and false memory in healthy older adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
  • I am also studying the effects of reminiscence therapy, a non-parmacological intervention, on institutionalized individuals with dementia and their caregivers.


Complete list of publications


  • Caza, N., Taha, R., Qi, Y., & Blaise, G. (2008). The effects of surgery and anesthesia on memory and cognition.  In W.S. Sossin, J.-C. Lacaille, V.F. Castelucci, & S. Belleville (Eds.), Essence of Memory (Progress in Brain Research; Vol 169), Oxford, UK: Elsevier, 409-422.
  • Rainville, C., Caza N., Belleville, S., & Gilbert, B (2006). Neuropsychological Assessment. In S. Gauthier (Ed.), Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Disease. Abingdon, UK: Taylor and Francis, 67-80.
  • Macé, A-L, & Caza, N. (2011). The Role of Articulatory Suppression in Immediate False Recognition. Memory, 19, 891-900.
  • Caza, N., Ciquier, G., & Macé, A.-L. (2011). Over-reliance on Semantic Memory in Immediate Serial Recognition of DRM Lists in Older Adults: Evidence from Articulatory Suppression. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 191-192.


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Tools (in French):

  • Alpha-span. Belleville, S., Rouleau, N. & Caza, N. (1998). Effect of normal aging on the manipulation of information in working memory. Memory & Cognition, 26 (3), 572-583.