BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Postdoc Presentations by Dr. Sébastien Paquette and Dr. Bastien Intartaglia
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BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Postdoc Presentations by Dr. Sébastien Paquette and Dr. Bastien Intartaglia

Publié par: le 4 décembre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

Dr. Sébastien Paquette: Decoding Auditory Emotions 

Dr. Bastien Intartaglia: The effect of language and musical experience on neural processing of sounds

BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Postdoc Presentation by Dr. Felipe Verdugo
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BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Postdoc Presentation by Dr. Felipe Verdugo

Publié par: le 27 novembre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

Physiological, mechanical, and music-related features of pianists’ gestures

BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Researcher Lecture by Dr. Eldad Tsabary
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BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Researcher Lecture by Dr. Eldad Tsabary

Publié par: le 20 novembre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

Sound-focused aural training with Inner Ear 

BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Postdoc Presentations by Dr. Razieh Alemi and Dr. Anastasia Sares
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BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Postdoc Presentations by Dr. Razieh Alemi and Dr. Anastasia Sares

Publié par: le 13 novembre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

Dr. Razieh Alemi: How cochlear implant users control their voice pitch?

Dr. Anastasia Sares: The pitch compensation response in individuals who stutter

BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Keynote Lecture by Dr. Frank Russo
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BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Keynote Lecture by Dr. Frank Russo

Publié par: le 6 novembre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

SingWell Canada: Understanding group singing in older adults from a biopsychosocial perspective

BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Postdoc Presentation by Dr. Michael Weiss
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BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Postdoc Presentation by Dr. Michael Weiss

Publié par: le 30 octobre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

The influence of vocal timbre on learning and memory for melodies

CONFÉRENCE D’OUVERTURE AVEC DRE ISABELLE PERETZ
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CONFÉRENCE D’OUVERTURE AVEC DRE ISABELLE PERETZ

Publié par: le 24 octobre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

CONGRÈS FAMEQ 2019 – LES 23, 24 et 25 OCTOBRE

En collaboration avec le Département de Musique de l’UQAM  🎶

CONFÉRENCE D’OUVERTURE AVEC MME ISABELLE PERETZ

Le Congrès Fameq est extrêmement fier d’accueillir Mme Isabelle Peretz pour sa Conférence d’ouverture
à la salle Pierre-Mercure le jeudi 24 octobre de 8h30 à 10h. boulevard De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal (Québec) H2X 3X6., Métro Berri UQAM

CONFÉRENCE OUVERTE À TOUS ET GRATUITE!

« Ma conférence vous présente en fait mon livre : « Apprendre la musique. Nouvelles des neurosciences », paru chez Odile Jacob (France) en mai 2018. Dans ce livre, j’expose comment la musique modifie le cerveau. J’envisage les bases innées de la musicalité, en couvrant la période critique, les différences individuelles, l’hérédité, l’oreille absolue, le prodige et son inverse : l’amusique. Ensuite, j’aborde des activités musicales à saveur sociale, comme le chant et la danse. Enfin, je discute des fondements de l’apprentissage de la musique et je conclus sur les possibilités d’application de ce savoir scientifique en éducation musicale. »

Professeure au Département de psychologie de l’Université de Montréal, elle est titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en neurocognition de la musique et de la Chaire Casavant en neuropsychologie et cognition musicale. Elle est cofondatrice et membre du Laboratoire international de recherche sur le cerveau, la musique et le son.

Les recherches de la professeure Peretz ont pour point central les processus cognitifs en jeu dans les activités musicales. Elle a notamment démontré les fondements biologiques de la musique, le fait que celle-ci repose sur des bases neurologiques et cognitives pouvant être étudiées en laboratoire.

Dans ses travaux, elle aborde également la compréhension fine du potentiel musical de la population en général. Mme Peretz a ouvert la voie de la «neurocognition » de la musique et en a fait un champ disciplinaire effervescent. Grâce à elle, Montréal est aujourd’hui la capitale mondiale de l’étude du «cerveau musical».

Site web: www.peretzlab.ca

BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Researcher Lecture by Dr. Philippe Albouy
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BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Researcher Lecture by Dr. Philippe Albouy

Publié par: le 16 octobre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

Enhancing executive functions through information-based neuromodulation

Abstract: Executive functions, such as working memory, are essential cognitives processes for our everyday life activities. When such functions are disrupted due to age-related or pathology-related cognitive decline, life becomes increasingly difficult and isolating. For those reasons, a large amount of studies have used non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) to enhance those functions in healthy individuals and neurological population. However, the outcomes have been considerably variable and the neurophysiological mechanisms by which these methods work, or why they sometimes fail, remain largely unknown. We believe that such uncertainty is due to the non-specific nature of the NIBS interventions, as they are not based on a proper understanding of the targeted brain mechanisms. I will present our recent studies showing that NIBS interventions can be optimized/personalized, by using stimulation parameters that match functionally relevant brain activity (information-based NIBS). I will show that brain oscillations, which consist in rhythmic fluctuations of brain activity, can be elected as pertinent signal targets for NIBS interventions. Furthermore, I will propose that the combination of information-based NIBS and longitudinal behavioral intervention (such as cognitive training) might be an ideal procedure to enhance cognitive functions.

Short bio: Dr. Philippe Albouy is an assistant professor at the psychology department of Laval University, a regular researcher at CERVO Brain Research Centre (Quebec city) and a FRQ-S Junior 1 Scholar. He received his PhD in Neuroscience in 2013 from Lyon 1 University (France) where he used multimodal neuroimaging approaches (MEG, fMRI, EEG, iEEG) to study the brain dynamics related to auditory perception and working memory in humans. In 2014, he joined the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, first as a Fyssen, then as a Banting postdoctoral Fellow in Pr Robert Zatorre’s and Pr Sylvain Baillet’s groups. His work focuses in the identification of the causal links between the dynamics of neural activity and human cognitive functions. In his research he combines multimodal neuroimaging data and information-based neuromodulation methods (i.e., online TMS/visual stimulation configured to match specific ongoing spatiotemporal patterns of neural activity) with the aim of causally enhancing cognitive abilities in health and disease. His overarching interests are in the translational impact of such optimized neuromodulation approaches as personalized therapeutic tools and preventive solutions for pathology-associated neurocognitive deficits.

BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Keynote Lecture by Dr. Bill Thompson
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BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Keynote Lecture by Dr. Bill Thompson

Publié par: le 9 octobre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

Music and intercultural understanding

Abstract: Music is a powerful stimulus for wellbeing and interpersonal connection and is increasingly applied to promote intercultural understanding.  Yet there is little understanding of the social and psychological processes by which music has such effects. The aim of this talk is to consider the psychosocial impact and psychological underpinnings of music when used to address the challenges of people who are marginalised or stigmatised, and to promote social cohesion and intercultural understanding in multicultural societies. A framework is presented that considers the active ingredients and underlying mechanisms of music that confer physical, psychological and cultural benefits across segments of society.

Short bio: William Forde (Bill) Thompson is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, where he is Director of the Music Sound and Performance lab. His research and publications concern the connections between music and cognition, emotion, ageing, and intercultural understanding. He is author of the book « Music, Thought and Feeling: Understanding the Psychology of Music” (2014, 2nd edition, OUP), Editor of the Sage Encyclopedia of Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2014) and Editor (with Kirk Olsen) of The Science and Psychology of Music (2020, ABC-Clio). Over his career, he has been elected as President of three societies in his field: the Australian Music Psychology Society, the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, and the Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music. In 2015 he was made a Fellow of the North American Association for Psychological Science. He is currently working at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, on music and intercultural understanding.

BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Researcher Lecture by Dr. Rodrigo Laje
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BRAMS – CRBLM Lecture Series : Researcher Lecture by Dr. Rodrigo Laje

Publié par: le 8 octobre 2019 | Pas de commentaire

Traditional period perturbations in sensorimotor synchronization as confound experimental manipulations

Abstract: Paced finger tapping is a sensorimotor synchronization task where a subject have to keep pace with a metronome and the time differences (asynchronies) between each stimulus and its response are recorded. A usual way to study the underlying error correction mechanism is to perform unexpected temporal perturbations to the stimuli sequence. An overlooked issue is that at the moment of a temporal perturbation two things change: both the stimuli period (a parameter) and the asynchrony (a variable). In terms of experimental manipulation, it would be desirable to have separate, independent control of parameter and variable values. In this work we perform paced finger tapping experiments combining simple temporal perturbations (tempo step change) and spatial perturbations with temporal effect (raised or lowered point of contact). In this way we decouple the parameter-and-variable confounding, performing novel perturbations where either the parameter or the variable changes. Our results show nonlinear features like asymmetry and are compatible with a common error correction mechanism for all types of asynchronies. We suggest taking this confounding into account when analyzing perturbations of any kind in finger tapping tasks but also in other areas of sensorimotor synchronization, like music performance experiments and paced walking in gait coordination studies.

Short bio: Rodrigo Laje has a PhD in Physics and conducts research on how the brain tells time. His theoretical/experimental group is focused on the hundred millisecond timing range where human sensorimotor synchronization occurs. He is also the current president of Expedicion Ciencia, a non-profit NGO devoted to science outreach and science education.