Conférence  Acouphènes Québec – Sébastien Grenier, PhD
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Conférence Acouphènes Québec – Sébastien Grenier, PhD

Publié par: le 10 novembre 2016 | Pas de commentaire

CONFÉRENCE GRAND-PUBLIC de VULGARISATION  (en français)

Docteur, suis-je une personne anxieuse ? Démystifier l’anxiété pour mieux la comprendre et la traiter

Nous vous invitons à la conférence hors-série de Monsieur Sébastien Grenier, Ph.D., Professeur adjoint (sous octroi), département de psychologie, UdeM et directeur du laboratoire Leader.

Admission 20 $
Admission gratuite pour les membres d’Acouphènes Québec et du BRAMS.  Mais vous devez vous inscrire à l’avance :  inscription conférence

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BRAMS Journal Club – Carola Tuerk

Publié par: le 7 novembre 2016 | Pas de commentaire

Carola Tuerk (Hyde Lab) will present the article titled « Neural circuits underlying mother’s voice perception predict social communication abilities in children. »

CRBLM Workshop: Seed-based analysis of resting-state data using SeeBARS
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CRBLM Workshop: Seed-based analysis of resting-state data using SeeBARS

Publié par: le 2 novembre 2016 | Pas de commentaire

This 90 minutes workshop presents the theoretical aspects of the analysis of resting-state data and the installation and usage of the SeeBARS software developed by Thomas Gisiger, research associate at the CRBLM.

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Brams newcomews : Research presentation

Publié par: le 28 octobre 2016 | Pas de commentaire

Since there are many newcomers this current session, a new tradition is now emerging !  There will be a research presentation blitz by 8 new people at BRAMS; they will introduce themselves and present their current research work (5 minutes each).  They are:

  • Julia Chabot, M.Sc. Candidate, Peretz Lab: The MUSIC project
  • Falco Enzler, M.Sc. Candidate, Gosselin Lab: Effect of background music on selective attention in a visual task experiment
  • David Farkas, Ph.D.  Candidate, Schoenwiesner Lab: Movement effects in auditory streaming 
  • Peer Herholz, Ph.D. Candidate, Peretz Lab: Decoding of emotional valences across different sensory modalities and stimulus qualities
  • Naoto Hieda, Research assistant Lehmann Lab: Mobile EEG and Virtual reality
  • Brandon Paul, Research assistant Hebert Lab : Physiological correlates of gap detection in humans with tinnitus : towards on objective diagnostic measure
  • Ignacio Spiousas, Ph.D., Armony Lab: Neural correlates of auditory emotional information processing using neuroimaging techniques and computational approaches
  • Nicolas Vannson, PhD, Schoenwiesner Lab: Investigation of brain plasticity with a simulated CI device
  • Michael Weiss, Ph.D., Peretz Lab: The voice and memory for music
  • Hanjian Xu, Ph.D. Candidate : Comparison of two fMRI imaging methods in a passive auditory task

Organiser: Nicolas Vannson

Conférence de Bruno Gingras, PhD
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Conférence de Bruno Gingras, PhD

Publié par: le 27 octobre 2016 | Pas de commentaire

Pupillary responses index music-induced arousal

Abstract:

Music-induced emotions are conveyed by a variety of acoustical cues and are associated with measurable psychophysiological changes. In this talk, I will present three related studies, all using the same set of musical excerpts, which link music-induced emotions, acoustical features, and pupillary responses. 

Conference by Merav Ahissar, PhD
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Conference by Merav Ahissar, PhD

Publié par: le 19 octobre 2016 | Pas de commentaire

Detection of auditory regularities: success and failure

Expertise is acquired by a gradual replacement of on-line computations with scheme-based memory retrieval. This is the case for both simple perceptual and complex cognitive tasks. However, such a training-based replacement requires acquisition of the task-relevant regularities. 

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BRAMS Journal Club – Éva Nadon

Publié par: le 17 octobre 2016 | Pas de commentaire

Éva Nadon (Gosselin Lab & Peretz Lab) will present the article titled « The effects of background white noise on memory
performance in inattentive school children. »

Conférence by Jonathan Bolduc
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Conférence by Jonathan Bolduc

Publié par: le 6 octobre 2016 | Pas de commentaire

Use of the MBEMA with preschoolers

During this conference, we will present the adaptation of the Montreal Battery of assessment of Musical Abilities (MBEMA) for children of pre-school age. This version of the battery, using a digital tablet, includes test on melody, rhythm and memory. A pilot assessment was conducted with 100 French-speaking children aged between 3 and 5 years (N = 49 boys, 51 girls), from different socio-economic contexts in Quebec.

Preliminary results allow to see a gradual and significant improvement of musical skills  based on the age of participants and their musical experience. Despite methodological limitations related to the young age of the subjects, the use of the MBEMA seems to represent a reliable assessment tool to measure the musical skills during childhood.

Jonathan Bolduc holds a Canada Research Chair on music and learning. He is also an associate professor of music education at pre-school/elementary school at the Faculty of music, where he also runs the laboratory Mus-Alpha.

Talk by Michael Weiss
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Talk by Michael Weiss

Publié par: le 9 septembre 2016 | Pas de commentaire

Exploring the memory advantage for vocal melodies

The voice is a biologically significant and spectrally rich signal that plays a critical role in communication and social engagement throughout life. Nevertheless, music cognition and perception research does not typically use vocal music as stimuli, opting instead for timbres that are easier to manipulate and control (e.g., digital instruments). The evolutionary and ontogenetic significance of the voice are among the reasons to expect distinctive and favored processing of vocal music. My MA research compared memory for vocal and instrumental melodies, revealing superior recognition of vocal melodies and no differences among various instrumental renditions (Weiss, Trehub, & Schellenberg, 2012). The current talk is a summary of my Ph.D. research, which explored various facets of the ‘vocal memory advantage’ by (1) testing additional populations of listeners (children, musicians and nonmusicians), (2) using physiological (pupil dilation) as well as behavioral responses, (3) examining the implications of divided attention (a concurrent task), and (4) confirming the generality of the findings across male and female vocalists. Collectively, the research provides definitive evidence that musical timbres are unequal in their consequences for music cognition. Specifically, vocal and instrumental melodies have differential effects on arousal, attention, and memory.

Michael has joined the lab of Isabelle Peretz as a postdoc. His research examines adults’ and children’s memory for melodies using a variety of methods. He is currently attempting to pinpoint the factors that make vocal melodies so memorable.

Conference by Evelyne Mercure, PhD
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Conference by Evelyne Mercure, PhD

Publié par: le 25 août 2016 | Pas de commentaire

Voice and language processing in the infant brain

From the first days of life, babies appear to be naturally attracted to human voices. Recent advances in neuroimaging methods now allow studying brain responses to these socially relevant stimuli in young infants. Both fMRI and fNIRS suggest a network of areas specialised for processing human speech and non-speech vocalisations in infancy.