BRAMS 5th Scientific Social Event: Nicolas Vannson & Tomas Matthews
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BRAMS 5th Scientific Social Event: Nicolas Vannson & Tomas Matthews

Publié par: le 23 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

To celebrate the scientific and cultural diversity of BRAMS, we are holding a “BRAMS Scientific Social”. The event will be held on a Thursday once a month and will provide a platform to facilitate scientific and cultural exchange. BRAMS members will get a chance to share new and exciting research with their fellow colleagues.

Conference by Maria Witek
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Conference by Maria Witek

Publié par: le 22 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Musical Groove: Effects on pleasure, body-movement and the brain.

What is it about certain kinds of rhythms that make people want to dance, and why does it feel good? Groove is a musical quality associated with a pleasurable desire to move. While there is growing evidence for the effect of rhythm on motor networks and for emotionally stimulating music on the reward system, we have yet to understand what happens in the brain when music spontaneously stimulates both movement and emotion.

CERNEC Conference by Virginia Penhune
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CERNEC Conference by Virginia Penhune

Publié par: le 10 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

« Music and auditory-motor integration in the human brain. »

This talk will describe brain imaging and stimulation studies aimed at understand how auditory-motor representations for pitch and rhythm are encoded in the human brain.

As part of the Seminar course in cognitive psychology and Neuropsychology (PSY6407)

Online singing judgment survey

Online singing judgment survey

Publié par: le 7 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

The Peretz Lab is currently recruiting participants to evaluate singing performances via an online survey.

Any adult with normal hearing can participate.  It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete the survey.  If you wish to participate, please complete the survey version corresponding to your birthday date. Also, make sure to use Chrome as the survey does not work on other browsers.

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BRAMS Journal Club – Kevin Jamey

Publié par: le 6 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Kevin Jamey (Hyde Lab) will present the article titled « Relation between functional connectivity and rhythm discrimination in children who do and do not stutter ».

Abstract

Our ability to perceive and produce rhythmic patterns in the environment supports fundamental human capacities ranging from music and language processing to the coordination of action. This article considers whether spontaneous correlated brain activity within a basal ganglia-thalamocortical (rhythm) network is associated with individual differences in auditory rhythm discrimination. Moreover, do children who stutter with demonstrated
deficits in rhythm perception have weaker links between rhythm network functional connectivity and rhythm discrimination?

Full article: Chang & al 2016 Functional connectivity rhythm

Organisator:

Megha Sharda, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Auditory Brain and Cognitive Development Laboratory, Dept. of Psychology, University of Montreal, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Participate in a study on the perception of emotional and social information!

Publié par: le 28 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

We are currently recruiting female and male musicians (with a minimum of 5 years of formal training) and non-musicians who have no history of neurological or auditory disease, as to complete a behavioural assessment, where participants will be asked to rate social visual and auditory stimuli (e.g. faces and voices) based on their perceived emotion and different physical attributes.

Participants needed for a MUSIC PSYCHOLOGY STUDY

Participants needed for a MUSIC PSYCHOLOGY STUDY

Publié par: le 28 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Currently recruiting participants for a number of studies

on music perception and cognition.

This is an opportunity to contribute to important scientific research

and learn about how the brain processes music.

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Workshop on the Auditory Frequency-Following Response (FFR)

Publié par: le 24 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

The frequency-following response (FFR) recorded from the human scalp using electroencephalography (EEG), is thought to reflect the basic neural representation of periodic sound on which higher-level processing of language and music is based. It has being extensively used in basic and clinical research, as it provides a measure of phase locking to a periodic stimulus, allowing non-invasive study of basic sound processing in the human auditory brain. However, the precise neural origins of the FFR are still debated, as well as the interpretation of the results obtained with it. In order to stimulate auditory research in this growing field, we intend to provide a gentle introduction to the FFR as a research technique, give a methodological overview, and present current and future directions. There will also be dedicated time for scientific discussion and knowledge exchange among CRBLM members and the community in general.

13:00 – 13:15   Introduction
13:15  – 14:00  Welcome to the wonderful world of the FFR – Alexandre Lehmann
14:00 – 15:00  FFR Methods: pre-processing and analysis – Héctor Orozco Pérez
15:00 – 15:20  Coffee break
15:20 – 16:30  Current topics & future directions in FFR research – Emily Coffey
16:30 – 17:00  Q&A’s, Discussion
17:00 – 19:00  Social event & networking

To confirm your participation, please, fill out the Registration Form

If you have any questions, please contact Guillermo Varela: gvarelacarbajal@gmail.com

BRAMS 4th Scientific Social Event: Natalia Fernandez & Falisha Karpati
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BRAMS 4th Scientific Social Event: Natalia Fernandez & Falisha Karpati

Publié par: le 23 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

To celebrate the scientific and cultural diversity of BRAMS, we are holding a “BRAMS Scientific Social”. The event will be held on a Thursday once a month and will provide a platform to facilitate scientific and cultural exchange. BRAMS members will get a chance to share new and exciting research with their fellow colleagues.

Conference by Dr Joseph Schlesinger
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Conference by Dr Joseph Schlesinger

Publié par: le 21 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Audible Medical Alarms – Adapting Brain, Music and Sound Research to Clinical Medicine

Abstract: Sound exposure in the hospital can have deleterious effects on patients and practitioners. Clinicians perform worse on tasks involving patient monitoring in noisy and highly attentionally demanding environments.