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Christo Pantev – “Multimodal Cortical Plasticity and Musical Training”

30 April 2009 @ 16 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min

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Christo Pantev, Head of the Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis University of Münster, Germany, will be giving a lecture at BRAMS on April 30th, 2009 at 4pm entitled “Multimodal Cortical Plasticity and Musical Training”.


Pr. Pantev’s scientific research, aimed at three major topics, address vital theoretical and clinical issues. The majority of this research has been done with international collaborators.

  1. The functional organization and plasticity of cortical structures, with the objective of understanding organizational and re-organizational cortical and sub-cortical mechanisms in the auditory and somatosensory systems in humans, induced by deafferentation (amputees, blind people, and patients with cochlear implants) as well as very intense skill training (musicians).
  2. Oscillatory (evoked, induced and steady-state) brain dynamics in the visual, auditory and somatosensory modalities with respect to cognitive processes.
  3. Analysis of temporal structures in the central auditory system with respect to language and music


  • Neurophysiology
  • EEG and MEG
  • Event-related transient and steady state potentials and fields
  • Functional organization and reorganization of cortical structures
  • Induced brain activity and oscillatory brain dynamics
  • Perception of spectral and virtual pitch
  • Time processsing in the central auditory system
  • Neurophysiological basics of music
  • Cortical plasticity and music
  • Multimodal cortical plasticity
  • MEG-fMRI integration



Pr. Christo Pantev will also be giving a lecture at the MNI on Thursday, April 23rd at 1:30pm

Title: “Lateral Inhibition and Spectral vs. Temporal Coding in the Human auditory Cortex”

Where: Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI)

3801 University Street (north of Pine Avenue)

McGill University campus

Room: Webster 201


30 April 2009
16 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min
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BRAMS, Suite 0-120
1430 boul. Mont Royal, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec H2V 4P3 Canada
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