Participants needed for a MUSIC PSYCHOLOGY STUDY

Publié par: le 28 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Currently recruiting participants for a number of studies

on music perception and cognition.

This is an opportunity to contribute to important scientific research

and learn about how the brain processes music.

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Workshop on the Auditory Frequency-Following Response (FFR)

Publié par: le 24 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

The frequency-following response (FFR) recorded from the human scalp using electroencephalography (EEG), is thought to reflect the basic neural representation of periodic sound on which higher-level processing of language and music is based. It has being extensively used in basic and clinical research, as it provides a measure of phase locking to a periodic stimulus, allowing non-invasive study of basic sound processing in the human auditory brain. However, the precise neural origins of the FFR are still debated, as well as the interpretation of the results obtained with it. In order to stimulate auditory research in this growing field, we intend to provide a gentle introduction to the FFR as a research technique, give a methodological overview, and present current and future directions. There will also be dedicated time for scientific discussion and knowledge exchange among CRBLM members and the community in general.

13:00 – 13:15   Introduction
13:15  – 14:00  Welcome to the wonderful world of the FFR – Alexandre Lehmann
14:00 – 15:00  FFR Methods: pre-processing and analysis – Héctor Orozco Pérez
15:00 – 15:20  Coffee break
15:20 – 16:30  Current topics & future directions in FFR research – Emily Coffey
16:30 – 17:00  Q&A’s, Discussion
17:00 – 19:00  Social event & networking

To confirm your participation, please, fill out the Registration Form

If you have any questions, please contact Guillermo Varela: gvarelacarbajal@gmail.com

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BRAMS 4th Scientific Social Event: Natalia Fernandez & Falisha Karpati

Publié par: le 23 février 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.

Conference by Dr Joseph Schlesinger
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Conference by Dr Joseph Schlesinger

Publié par: le 21 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Audible Medical Alarms – Adapting Brain, Music and Sound Research to Clinical Medicine

Abstract: Sound exposure in the hospital can have deleterious effects on patients and practitioners. Clinicians perform worse on tasks involving patient monitoring in noisy and highly attentionally demanding environments.

Seeking participants for a LINGUISTICS STUDY

Publié par: le 16 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

You are being invited to participate in a research study for a master thesis related to the perception and imitation of a second language. The purpose of this project is to better understand how native English speaking musicians can perceive and imitate the intonation of a second language.

Your participation in this study would consist of one meeting of 1 hour 15 minutes that would take place at UQAM or at McGill.

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BRAMS Journal Club – Jaakko Kauramaeki

Publié par: le 13 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Jaakko Karamaeki (Schoenwiesner Lab) will present the article titled « Rapid tuning shifts in human auditory cortex enhance speech intelligibility »

Significance

Experience shapes our perception of the world on a moment-to-moment basis. This robust perceptual effect of experience parallels a change in the neural representation of stimulus features, though the nature of this representation and its plasticity are not well-understood. Spectrotemporal receptive field (STRF) mapping describes the neural response to acoustic features, and has been used to study contextual effects on auditory receptive fields in animal models.

Full article: Holdgraf+al2016

Organisators:

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

Eva Nadon, Ph.D. Candidate in neuropsychology research and intervention, Université de Montréal

Conference by Dr. Manuel S. Malmierca
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Conference by Dr. Manuel S. Malmierca

Publié par: le 9 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Stimulus-specific adaptation in the subcortical auditory brain.

 

Dr Malmierca will present the most recent studies on subcortical and cortical SSA and deviance detection.

Prodiges musicaux recherchés

Publié par: le 9 février 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Pour un projet de recherche

Le BRAMS est à la recherche de prodiges de tous les âges pour faire avancer nos connaissances scientifiques sur ces talents exceptionnels.

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BRAMS 3rd Scientific Social Event: Marie-Élaine Lagrois, Pauline Tranchant & Brandon Paul

Publié par: le 26 janvier 2017 | Pas de commentaire

To celebrate the scientific and cultural diversity of BRAMS, we are starting 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.

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BRAMS Journal Club – Ignacio Spiousas

Publié par: le 16 janvier 2017 | Pas de commentaire

Ignacio Spiousas (Armony Lab) will present the article titled « Distinct Computational Principles Govern Multisensory Integration in Primary Sensory and Association Cortices ».

Significance

Rohe and Noppeney show that multisensory interactions are pervasive but governed by distinct computational principles across the cortical hierarchy. Critically, only parietal cortices integrated signals weighted by their bottom-up sensory reliabilities and top-down task relevance into multisensory spatial priority maps.

Full article: mmc2

 

Organisators:

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

Eva Nadon, Ph.D. Candidate in neuropsychology research and intervention, Université de Montréal