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Workshop – “How does musical training change cognitive function?”

22 January 2010 @ 9 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min

This workshop, jointly organized by CIRMMT and BRAMS, will follow the distinguished lecture to be given by Dr. Glenn Schellenberg on January 21, 2010. The workshop on January 22, 2010 will consist of a series of talks from senior researchers in the area, and student presentations of up-and-coming work. The workshop will end with a panel discussion of conceptual and methodological issues specific to this domain. Registration is mandatory.

NOTE that this event will be held at CIRMMT, A832 & A833, New Music Building, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, 527 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC

PROGRAM – Friday, January 22nd, 2010 

9-12:00 – Invited speakers

10-10:45 – Ellen Winner, Boston College – “Effects of musical training on cognition and the brain”

10:45-11:00 – Discussion

11:00-11:45  – Erika Skoe, Northwestern University – “Effects of musical training on brainstem auditory processing”

11:45-12:00 - Discussion

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-3:00 – Student/post-doc presentations (20 minute talks, 10 minute discussion)

1:00 – Jennifer Anne Bailey, Concordia University – “Cognitive contributions to rhythm performance in early- and late-trained musicians”

1:30 – Mary Elizabeth Sutherland, MNI, McGill University – “The Correlation between Literacy and Frequency Modulation Detection Threshold during Adolescence: a Neural Perspective”

2:00 – Anna Tirovolas, McGill University – “The effect of musical training on naming speed”

2:30  – Nathalie Gosselin, University of Montreal – “The amusic brain: Lost in music, but not in space”

3:00 – Coffee break


3:15-4:00 – Panel Discussion – Issues and pitfalls of research: V. Penhune, G. Schellenberg, E. Skoe, E. Winner, R. Zatorre




22 January 2010
9 h 00 min - 17 h 00 min
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CIRMMT, A832 & A833
Strathcona Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke St. West, Montréal, Québec Canada
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