Nathalie Gosselin, PhD, Neuropsychologist
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Université de Montréal
Nathalie Gosselin, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montreal. She is a member of the International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research (BRAMS), which is part of the Center for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM). She is also a member of the Cognition, Neurosciences, Affect and Behavior Laboratory (CoGNAC) of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Her main research interest is the effects of music on cognition, mood, and stress for individuals with neurological or mental disorders, as well as the non-clinical population. Dr. Gosselin’s research (exploring the effect of music on stress) has received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Insight Program).
Her studies on adults with brain damage have contributed to the understanding of the brain’s anatomy for music emotion recognition. She has demonstrated the amygdala’s key role in frightening music perception. She also explores emotional processing across domains, including music, voice, and faces. Her postdoctoral research explored the emotional processing of music, faces and voices by patients with Alzheimer type dementia.
Dr. Gosselin is a clinical neuropsychologist. She has worked at the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital, a psychiatric center affiliated with the University of Montreal, with children and adults suffering from various mental health disorders (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). She is a part of the doctoral program in clinical neuropsychology (D.Psy.) of the University of Montreal. Specifically, Dr. Gosselin will be responsible for training students in clinical neuropsychology. She also offers neuropsychological evaluation services. For more details, see http://www.brams.umontreal.ca/NathalieGosselin/.