Dave Miranda, PhD

Dave Miranda, PhD

Posted by: on Oct 24, 2013 | No Comments

Dave Miranda, Ph.D., is associate professor at the School of Psychology of the University of Ottawa. He obtained his doctoral degree in psychology at Université de Montréal. He completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Ottawa and at McGill University. His research interests are mostly situated at the intersection of music psychology and adolescent psychology. At his Laboratory of Personality and Social Psychology (LPSP), his students and himself have various research interests in the domains of psychology of music, development of personality in adolescence and early adulthood, developmental psychopathology and social networks, social and cultural psychology, as well as media psychology.

 

Dominique Vuvan, PhD

Dominique Vuvan, PhD

Posted by: on Dec 14, 2012 | No Comments

Dominique Vuvan is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Skidmore College. Her research interests include

(1) Cognitive expectancy: How do we predict what’s coming, and what are the consequences of this prediction?

(2) Neurocognition of music: How do the brain and the cognitive system subserve human musicality?

(3) Auditory perception and production: What is the relationship between processing a pitch and singing it?

(4) Relation between language and music: Are these abilities subserved by the same or different cognitive systems?

Jonathan Bolduc, PhD

Jonathan Bolduc, PhD

Posted by: on Dec 7, 2012 | No Comments

Jonathan Bolduc holds the Canada Research Chair on music and learning. He is also an associate professor of music education at the preschool/ primary at the Faculty of Music where he also directs the Mus- Alpha Lab. He was previously a professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa from 2006 to 2013 .

In 2010, Jonathan Bolduc received the New Investigator Award from the University of Ottawa (Faculty of Education) and was a finalist at the SSHRC Aurora Prize in recognition of the quality and originality of its research. In 2012 , he received the Award of Excellence in Education from the University of Ottawa for outstanding teaching combined with a strong research program.

The research interests of Professor Bolduc include links between music education and academic learning, awakening to music, and the integration of the Orff-Schulwerk approach.

Benjamin Zendel, PhD

Benjamin Zendel, PhD

Posted by: on Sep 6, 2012 | No Comments

Benjamin Zendel is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His main research interests include auditory perception, age-related changes in auditory perception, neural plasticity and how music training can improve basic auditory processes, especially in older adults. To investigate these questions, he uses multiple psychoacoustic and neuro-imaging techniques (including EEG, MEG and fMRI) to investigate neuro-plastic changes in the brain’s of lifelong musicians, and other who have undergone auditory training.

Marc Pell, PhD

Marc Pell, PhD

Posted by: on Sep 6, 2012 | No Comments

Marc Pell specializes in how we communicate emotions, attitudes, and other intentions while speaking. His lab’s goal is to advance knowledge of how humans communicate and interact socially through analysis of social, cognitive, and neural dimensions of spoken language behaviour. Many of his studies are devoted specifically to how emotional prosody (“tone of voice”) is conveyed and understood in the context of spoken language. A complementary goal of his research is to understand how acquired diseases of the brain affect the ability to communicate emotions and to process non-literal or “pragmatic” meanings in speech.

Frédéric Laville, Ing., PhD

Frédéric Laville, Ing., PhD

Posted by: on Jul 31, 2012 | No Comments

Spécialisé dans le domaine de l’acoustique industrielle, le professeur Frédéric Laville a acquis une expérience de plus de 20 ans par ses travaux de recherche et développement et de génie-conseil en France, aux États-Unis et au Canada. Ses recherches portent sur les mécanismes de génération, transmission et rayonnement sonores. Les résultats sont intégrés dans la conception de divers produits (machines, véhicules, appareils, etc.), soit pour diminuer les risques de surdité ou la gêne des travailleurs exposés au bruit, soit pour l’agrément des utilisateurs (qualité sonore).

Vincent Gracco, PhD

Vincent Gracco, PhD

Posted by: on Jul 31, 2012 | No Comments

Dr. Gracco’s research focuses on the neural and sensorimotor mechanisms of spoken language production, perception and their interaction using a variety of techniques including functional and structural neuroimaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation, electroencephalography, auditory and somatosensory perturbation, electromyography and kinematics. We are also studying neurobehavioral changes associated with speech motor learning and speech motor disorders.

Linda Polka, PhD

Linda Polka, PhD

Posted by: on Jul 31, 2012 | No Comments

My research focuses the development of speech perception during infancy. The goal of this work is to understand the skills and biases that the infants bring to this task and how their speech processing changes with age and language experience to support language processing.  In my lab we are currently engaged in perception and production research to test, refine and expand the Natural Referent Vowel (NRV) model, a conceptual framework emerging from our previous developmental cross-linguistic research.  We are also pursing research exploring the effects of early bilingualism on various levels of speech processing including segmental (phonetic perception) and suprasegmental aspects (word segmentation, discrimination and listening preferences in fluent speech). My research expertise also includes identification and assessment of hearing loss in infants.

Laura Mitchell, PhD

Laura Mitchell, PhD

Posted by: on Jul 31, 2012 | No Comments

Laura Mitchell moved to Bishop’s University in July 2011 from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, where she completed her Ph.D. with Raymond MacDonald. Her main research interests are in the area of music and health, emotion and wellbeing, and in particular the use of music for pain relief. Her first edited text in this area, with Raymond MacDonald and Gunter Kreutz, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. She has started the first undergraduate class in Psychology of Music at Bishop’s, and is part of their Psychological Health and Wellbeing Research Cluster.

 

Tiago H. Falk, PhD

Tiago H. Falk, PhD

Posted by: on Jun 26, 2012 | No Comments
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Multimedia communications and signal analysis: Multimedia quality measurement and enhancement, environment-robust speaker identification and speech recognition, speech-based age/gender/emotion classification.
Atypical communications: Pathological speech assessment and enhancement, intelligent algorithms for hearing aid design, brain-computer interfaces, assistive technologies.
Biomedical signal processing and analysis: Bioinformatics, biometrics (voice/face/physiology-based), biosensor fusion.
Multimodal signal analysis and enhancement: human-computer interfaces, audio-visual disordered speech recognition, multimodal biometrics.
Knowledge discovery: Machine learning, pattern recognition.