The main site of BRAMS located at 1430 Mont-Royal, will close

The main site of BRAMS located at 1430 Mont-Royal, will close

Publié par: le 9 décembre 2017 | Pas de commentaire

On December 15th, 2017, the main site of BRAMS located at 1430 Mont-Royal, will close due to the sale of the building by the university. It will be relocated to another building, across the street in Pavilion Marie-Victorin, and will re-open in May 2018. We look forward to welcoming you there to continue the excellent research that has characterized BRAMS over the last ten years.

Seasonal greetings,

Isabelle Peretz and Robert Zatorre

Conference by Alexandre Celma Miralles
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Conference by Alexandre Celma Miralles

Publié par: le 11 août 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Beat Perception and Meter Induction in Vision and Spatial Audition

His ongoing thesis is entitled “Neural and Evolutionary Correlates of Rhythm Processing through Beat and Meter.”The neural correlates of timing mechanisms are observed through electroencephalographic recordings and frequency analyses. The main goal is to better understand how our brain processes beat and meter across modalities, and attest the role of attention and the impact of formal music training on rhythmic perception. The evolutionary bases of these timing mechanisms are observed through behavioral studies with rats. We try to disentangle which rhythmic components are human-specific (and maybe related to language) and which are shared with other animals. Future studies will also look at the evolution of the tonal-harmonic structure of music.

Alexandre Celma Miralles is a PhD candidate in Biomedicine in the Center for Brain and Cognition at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). He is currently working on music cognition in the “Language & Comparative Cognition Group” under the supervision of J. M. Toro. After a Music Professional degree on violin (2010) and a BA in Catalan Philology (2012), he pursued a MA in Cognitive Science and Language (2014) and a MSc in Brain and Cognition (2015), which led him into the research of “syntactic” structures in the framework of biolinguistics and biomusicology. He is also an associate member of the “Grammar & Cognition Lab”, directed by W. Hinzen & J. Rosselló at the Universitat de Barcelona.

NEUROSCIENCES AND MUSIC – VI CONFERENCE
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NEUROSCIENCES AND MUSIC – VI CONFERENCE

Publié par: le 15 juin 2017 | Pas de commentaire

JOIN THE NEUROMUSIC COMMUNITY IN BOSTON AT THE NEUROSCIENCES AND MUSIC – VI CONFERENCE 

Registration is open   MORE INFO HERE

POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 28 February 2017

Watch the video invitation from the Organizing Committee and the Mariani Foundation

Conference by Robert van de Vorst
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Conference by Robert van de Vorst

Publié par: le 12 mai 2017 | Pas de commentaire

How music may induce fluency (and dysfluency) in people who stutter

Abstract

The question how fluency inducing conditions – such as music (e.g., singing) – may inhibit stuttering has remained largely unresolved. A complicating factor in this theoretical issue is that symptoms of stuttering and dysfluency have also been observed in musicians playing wind instruments, sometimes called « musical stuttering ».

Musiciens non joueurs de jeux-vidéo recherchés

Musiciens non joueurs de jeux-vidéo recherchés

Publié par: le 11 mai 2017 | Pas de commentaire

La cognition des musiciens
Musiciens non joueurs de jeux-vidéo recherchés

L’étude vise à mieux comprendre la cognition des musiciens et consiste à faire une session de tâches à l’ordinateur (≈ 1h30 min.). L’étude a lieu à l’Université de Montréal (station Édouard Montpetit). Une compensation financière de 25$ est offerte aux participants.

Pour être admissible, vous devez remplir tous les critères suivants :

  • Être musicien (ex. professeurs de musique, étudiants au conservatoire), ainsi que jouer actuellement et régulièrement d’un instrument (ex. 1h/jour);
  • Avoir suivi des cours formels (ex. conservatoire);
  • Avoir entre 18- 35 ans;
  • Ne pas avoir joué à des jeux-vidéo depuis 2 ans;
  • Ne jamais avoir joué plus de 1 ou 2 fois par mois à des jeux-vidéo;
  • Avoir une bonne santé physique et psychologique.

Si vous répondez à ces critères et désirez participer à l’étude écrivez à l’adresse labneurocognition@outlook.com

Dans le courriel, s.v.p veuillez inclure votre nom, votre âge, votre adresse courriel, votre numéro de téléphone (important), depuis combien d’années vous jouez du piano et veuillez inscrire le nom de l’étude « Cognition-Musicien » comme objet du courriel.

BRAMS 6th Scientific Social Event: Jessica Thompson & Naeem Komeilipoor
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BRAMS 6th Scientific Social Event: Jessica Thompson & Naeem Komeilipoor

Publié par: le 20 avril 2017 | Pas de commentaire

To celebrate the scientific and cultural diversity of BRAMS, we are holding a “BRAMS Scientific Social”. The event is held on a Thursday once a month (except during the summer) and provides a platform to facilitate scientific and cultural exchange. BRAMS members get a chance to share new and exciting research with their fellow colleagues.

Cours gratuit en ligne (MOOC) – Neurosciences : parole, musique
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Cours gratuit en ligne (MOOC) – Neurosciences : parole, musique

Publié par: le 18 avril 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Nous sommes fiers de vous annoncer le lancement d’un nouveau cours en ligne gratuit: « Neurosciences: Parole, Musique ». Il s’agit d’une collaboration entre le BRAMS, l’Université de Montréal et l’Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Niveau du cours : Pour étudiants de premier cycle ou du deuxième cycle.

Call for papers for a special issue on Music & Aphasia in Aphasiology

Call for papers for a special issue on Music & Aphasia in Aphasiology

Publié par: le 11 avril 2017 | Pas de commentaire

We are considering a special issue on the topic of music and aphasia planned for the specialty journal  Aphasiology 

Scientific papers relevant to the neuroscientific and cognitive study of music in aphasia are welcome. In particular, we are interested in original research reports, reviews, case studies, and clinical and theoretical papers. If you are interest in contributing, please send us a title and abstract by May 15.

Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Michael H. Thaut & BRAMS Workshop
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Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Michael H. Thaut & BRAMS Workshop

Publié par: le 31 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

One-day CRBLM/BRAMS workshop on music-based rehabilitation (from 9 am to 3 pm) & keynote lecture by Dr. Michael H. Thaut – CRBLM Distinguished Lecturer (from 3 pm to 5 pm).

Conference by Annelies Bockstael
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Conference by Annelies Bockstael

Publié par: le 30 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

When sound becomes noise – a research perspective

 To perceive and produce sound is a magnificent capability that greatly facilitates and enriches human functioning. Sound, however, can quite easily turn into noise, or the other way around, a transition highly dependent on specific interaction between acoustical features, exposure context, and listener’s characteristics.