Josee S Rivest

Associate Professor


   A001 Centre of Excellence

Professor Rivest conducts research in the field of visual perception and neuropsychology. Specifically, she studies face recognition, shape perception, and attention in individuals suffering from mild cognitive impairment and normals. She offers clinical neuropsychological services to patients who suffered from a brain damage to the posterior areas.  She likes to do research on bilingualism and attention. 

  • Cognition et bilingualism
  • Visual perception 
  • Elderly individuals
  • Health and Mental Health
  • Postsecondary Education and Research

  • Doctorate: Harvard University
  • Masters: York University
  • B.Sc.: Université de Montréal
  • Registered Psychologist (Ontario College of Psychologists)

Journal Articles

Rivest, J., Moscovitch, M., Black, S. (2009). A comparative case study of face recognition: The contribution of configural and part-based recognition systems, and their interaction. Neuropsychologia. Tse, P. U., Rivest, J., Intriligator, J. and Cavanagh, P. (2004). Attention and the subjective expansion of time. Perception & Psychophysics, 66(7), 1171-1189. Rivest, J., Kim, J. S., Intriligator, J., Sharpe, J. A. (2004). Effect of Aging on Visual Shape Distortion. Gerontology (International Journal of Experimental, Clinical and Behavioral Gerontology), 50(3), 142-152.