Publié par: le 15 juin 2017 | Pas de commentaire


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

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

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

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.

BRAMS 5th Scientific Social Event: Nicolas Vannson & Tomas Matthews

BRAMS 5th Scientific Social Event: Nicolas Vannson & Tomas Matthews

Publié par: le 23 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

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


Publié par: le 22 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Musical Groove: Effects on pleasure, body-movement and the brain.

What is it about certain kinds of rhythms that make people want to dance, and why does it feel good? Groove is a musical quality associated with a pleasurable desire to move. While there is growing evidence for the effect of rhythm on motor networks and for emotionally stimulating music on the reward system, we have yet to understand what happens in the brain when music spontaneously stimulates both movement and emotion.

CERNEC Conference by Virginia Penhune

CERNEC Conference by Virginia Penhune

Publié par: le 10 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

« Music and auditory-motor integration in the human brain. »

This talk will describe brain imaging and stimulation studies aimed at understand how auditory-motor representations for pitch and rhythm are encoded in the human brain.

As part of the Seminar course in cognitive psychology and Neuropsychology (PSY6407)

Line Grenier Presents « Popular music in action: Singing and Ageing in Public in Québec » @ BRAMS – Thursday March 26th, 2015

Publié par: le 8 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Popular music in action: Singing and Ageing in Public in Québec

Line Grenier, PhD

Professeure agrégée
Université de Montréal
Pavillon Marie-Victorin, Département de communication
C.P. 6128 Succ. Centre-Ville
Montréal QC H3C 3J7
/90 avenue Vincent d’Indy, Bureau B-418
Montréal H2V 2S9
514) 343-6111 poste 28623


Expanding on Margaret Morganroth Gullette’s argument that we are « aged by culture » (2004), this presentation explores some of the ways in which we might be aged by music. What does ageing in popular music mean in Québec? How does music-making mediate ageing? How is ageing « in public » performed in/through popular music in Quebec? The exploration focuses on the configurations of singing and ageing articulated at public events featuring seniors considered as moments of music in action. Based on ethnographic research conducted over the last 3 years, I discuss contrasting examples of (mostly secondary) performances involving different groups of seniors taking part in distinct sites of music-making: Étoile des aînés, a music ‘talent’ contest for people 65 and older, Jeunes de Choeur, a Québécois adaptation of the American Young@Heart chorus, and the Montreal-based community theater group RECAA – Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse.

BRAMS on TV in Germany!

Publié par: le 8 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

We are pleased to announce that BRAMS was mentioned twice on television in Germany!

In both cases, the program was about how unpleasant music affects the brain and body.

Here are the links:

(The mention of BRAMS starts at 8:22 mins)

(The mention of BRAMS starts at 21:10 mins)

Online singing judgment survey

Online singing judgment survey

Publié par: le 7 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

The Peretz Lab is currently recruiting participants to evaluate singing performances via an online survey.

Any adult with normal hearing can participate.  It takes approximately 45 minutes to complete the survey.  If you wish to participate, please complete the survey version corresponding to your birthday date. Also, make sure to use Chrome as the survey does not work on other browsers.


BRAMS Journal Club – Kevin Jamey

Publié par: le 6 mars 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Kevin Jamey (Hyde Lab) will present the article titled « Relation between functional connectivity and rhythm discrimination in children who do and do not stutter ».


Our ability to perceive and produce rhythmic patterns in the environment supports fundamental human capacities ranging from music and language processing to the coordination of action. This article considers whether spontaneous correlated brain activity within a basal ganglia-thalamocortical (rhythm) network is associated with individual differences in auditory rhythm discrimination. Moreover, do children who stutter with demonstrated
deficits in rhythm perception have weaker links between rhythm network functional connectivity and rhythm discrimination?

Full article: Chang & al 2016 Functional connectivity rhythm


Megha Sharda, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Auditory Brain and Cognitive Development Laboratory, Dept. of Psychology, University of Montreal, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University