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 ».


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


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

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.


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

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

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.

Seeking participants for a LINGUISTICS STUDY

Publié par: le 16 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

You are being invited to participate in a research study for a master thesis related to the perception and imitation of a second language. The purpose of this project is to better understand how native English speaking musicians can perceive and imitate the intonation of a second language.

Your participation in this study would consist of one meeting of 1 hour 15 minutes that would take place at UQAM or at McGill.


BRAMS Journal Club – Jaakko Kauramaeki

Publié par: le 13 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Jaakko Karamaeki (Schoenwiesner Lab) will present the article titled « Rapid tuning shifts in human auditory cortex enhance speech intelligibility »


Experience shapes our perception of the world on a moment-to-moment basis. This robust perceptual effect of experience parallels a change in the neural representation of stimulus features, though the nature of this representation and its plasticity are not well-understood. Spectrotemporal receptive field (STRF) mapping describes the neural response to acoustic features, and has been used to study contextual effects on auditory receptive fields in animal models.

Full article: Holdgraf+al2016


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

Eva Nadon, Ph.D. Candidate in neuropsychology research and intervention, Université de Montréal

Conference by Dr. Manuel S. Malmierca

Conference by Dr. Manuel S. Malmierca

Publié par: le 9 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Stimulus-specific adaptation in the subcortical auditory brain.


Dr Malmierca will present the most recent studies on subcortical and cortical SSA and deviance detection.

Prodiges musicaux recherchés

Publié par: le 9 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

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Le BRAMS est à la recherche de prodiges de tous les âges pour faire avancer nos connaissances scientifiques sur ces talents exceptionnels.