W. Dale Stevens

Associate Professor

Director, York MRI Facility
Core Member, Vision Science to Applications (VISTA)

Locations / Contact Info:

2036 Sherman Health Science Research Centre
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 44662

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Dale Stevens

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology


Ph.D. - 2006
University of Toronto

M.Sc. - 2000
Carleton University

BA - 1998
Carleton University


 Dale Stevens received his BA in Psychology and M.Sc. in Neuroscience from Carleton University. He then received a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology, with a Specialization in Neuroscience, from the University of Toronto.  He conducted postdoctoral work in cognitive neuroscience at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) as a Research Associate, then at the National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda, MD) as a senior Research Fellow. He has been trained in animal neuroscience, human neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and both animal and human neuroimaging. He joined the Department of Psychology at York University in 2013 as an Assistant Professor, where he leads the Cognition and Aging Neuroscience Lab. His program of research broadly investigates the neurocognitive specialization, organization, and interaction of brain systems that underlie human conceptual processing, and the related processes of memory and perceptual abstraction. He uses a combination of behavioral, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging methodologies (e.g., MRI) to elucidate how cognitive abstraction underlies our ability to grasp, retain, and retrieve information in the form of conceptual knowledge. He also investigates how these processes are affected by healthy aging, and by developmental and neurological disorders.


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No