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Presentation by Marianne Stephan

10 juin 2016 @ 12 h 00 min - 13 h 00 min

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Marianne Stephan is interested in the influence of auditory information on motor learning and memory formation and  its underlying neuronal mechanisms. She’s currently doing a PostDoc with Dr Virginia Penhune (Concordia University). The presentation will be about preliminary data of a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation study performed last year at BRAMS.

Investigating corticospinal excitability during melody listening: a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation study

Research has shown that merely listening to sounds that are associated with movement can engage motor regions of the brain, and that listening to such sounds can help us learn and perform motor tasks. The goal of this study was to find neurophysiological markers of auditory-motor association learning. Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), we aimed to determine whether motor corticospinal excitability during melody listening without moving would change as participants learned to play a melody on a piano-type keyboard. Findings suggest that training enhanced muscle-specific motor excitability before tone onset for learned compared to novel sequences. This indicates that auditory-motor training may have led to plastic neuronal changes modulating motor system activation during listening to movement-associated tones.


Date :
10 juin 2016
12 h 00 min - 13 h 00 min
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