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Conference @ BRAMS – Chris Steele, PhD, presents “Corpus callosal connectivity in the musician’s brain: Evidence for training-related structural and functional plasticity”

28 November 2014 @ 15 h 30 min - 17 h 00 min

You are cordially invited to a forthcoming CRBLM talk (Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music), presented by

Chris Steele, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, Leipzig Germany
 

Title: Corpus callosal connectivity in the musician’s brain: Evidence for training-related structural and functional plasticity

Abstract:

Long-term musical expertise has been linked with a variety of functional and structural brain changes, making it an attractive model for investigating plasticity in humans. Musical training on most musical instruments involves the interaction between precisely coordinated bimanual hand movements, sensory systems, and higher cognitive functions that typically requires fine-tuning over years of practice. Using musicians as a model, I will present some of our recent research investigating factors that are important for training-related plasticity. This work investigates how the corpus callosum of musicians is affected by the age of onset of musical training and the type of musical instrument on which they train.

 

*Please note this talk will be in English.

Details

Date:
28 November 2014
Time:
15 h 30 min - 17 h 00 min
Event Category:

Organizer

Eva Best
Phone:
(514) 343-6111 ext. 3167
Email:

Venue

BRAMS – Suite 0120
1430 boul Mont Royal, Outremont, Québec H2V 4P3 Canada
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