Dawn Merrett, PhD

Dawn Merrett, PhD

Publié par: le 16 juin 2020 | Pas de commentaire

My research interests include the brain and behavioural correlates of singing and singing training in healthy individuals and those with aphasia after stroke, as well as the mechanisms by which singing can promote health and well-being.

Peer Herholz, PhD

Peer Herholz, PhD

Publié par: le 16 juin 2020 | Pas de commentaire

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in cognitive and computational auditory neuroscience partly affiliated with the Montréal Neurological Institute & Hospital (MNI) located at McGill University & with the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS) which is jointly run by the Université de Montréal & McGill University. More precisely, I work in the Zatorre & NeuroDataScience: ORIGAMI labs. Additionally, I’m also affiliated with the Virtual Data Lab and part of the ReproNim training team.

I’m interested in how human and non-human brains, as well as machines process sounds, especially music, which I mainly investigate using fMRI and pattern analyses/computational approaches, but more and more also aided by EEG and behavior. Furthermore, I’m interested in the structure and organization of the human auditory pathway, as well as data analysis approaches (e.g., multimodal data integration, alignment methods & statistical learning). All of the above as open, transparent and reproducible as possible.

Chia-Yuan Lin, PhD

Chia-Yuan Lin, PhD

Publié par: le 16 juin 2020 | Pas de commentaire

Chia-Yuan received his BSc and MSc degrees in Psychology from the National Chengchi University in Taiwan and a PhD in Psychology from the University of York. His PhD thesis investigated the processing of spoken number words and written Arabic digits by using behavioural and EEG/ERP techniques.

He started to work on the Leverhulme research project « Does Language Have Groove? Sensorimotor Synchronisation for the Study of Linguistic Rhythm » led by Prof Tamara Rathcke and collaborated with Prof Simone Dalla Bella and Dr Simone Falk from May 2018. The interdisciplinary project aims to study rhythm in language by exploring the boundaries between music and speech. In November 2018, he was awarded the Postdoctoral Study Visit Scheme from the British Psychology Society, funding him a 4-week trip to BRAMS to learn essential analysis and knowledge for tapping data. Chia-Yuan’s recent work is looking into the acoustic properties in sentences that formulate one’s rhythm perception in speech materials.

Bastien Intartaglia, PhD

Bastien Intartaglia, PhD

Publié par: le 8 juin 2020 | Pas de commentaire

I am a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Alexandre Lehmann’s lab. I obtained a PhD in cognitive neuroscience which focused on the neural plasticity induced by auditory experience (music and language). My current research projects aim to investigate the cross-modal plasticity induced by hearing loss and restoration in cochlear implant users. I use behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG) approaches to investigate this research topic.

Razieh Alemi, PhD

Razieh Alemi, PhD

Publié par: le 18 février 2019 | Pas de commentaire

Dr Alemi a obtenu son baccalauréat et sa maîtrise en orthophonie de l’Université des sciences médicales de Téhéran (TUMS), en Iran. En travaillant en tant que clinicienne dans différents centres d’implants cochléaires (IC) à Téhéran, elle a plusieurs années d’expérience dans la rééducation auditive des utilisateurs des IC.

Elle a obtenu son doctorat en neuroscience de la TUMS en mars 2018. Dans sa thèse, elle s’est concentrée sur le suivi de la neuroplasticité liée à l’expérience des utilisateurs d’IC ​​en pédiatrie.

Elle s’est jointe au laboratoire du Dr Alexandre Lehmann a l’Université McGill en tant qu’assistante de recherche. Dans son premier projet à l’Université McGill, elle a travaillé sur les corrélats neuronaux des réponses électrophysiologiques (réponses de latence moyenne et potentiels évoqués ‘steady-state’) des utilisateurs adultes d’IC. Dans le cadre de ce projet et sous la supervision du Dr Lehmann, elle a montré la possibilité d’enregistrer des réponses neuronales évoquées acoustiquement chez des utilisateurs d’IC.

En janvier 2019, elle a été récompensée par le programme accéléré MITACS en collaboration avec MED-El Corporation et a démarré son projet post-doc. Elle travaille sur «Le contrôle de la hauteur de la voix des utilisateurs adultes d’IC» sous la supervision directe de Dr Alexandre Lehmann (Université McGill) et Dr Mickael Deroche (Université Concordia). Ce projet vise à comprendre comment la production vocale est affectée par l’écoute via CI et comment les résultats de son étude pourraient améliorer la technologie actuelle de traitement de la parole dans les dispositifs CI.

Michael W. Weiss, PhD

Michael W. Weiss, PhD

Publié par: le 13 février 2019 | Pas de commentaire

Michael a obtenu son doctorat a l’Université de Toronto et travaille actuellement comme boursier postdoctoral avec Dre Isabelle Peretz. Ses recherches portent sur l’apprentissage et la mémoire de la musique.

Yi Du, PhD

Yi Du, PhD

Publié par: le 25 mai 2015 | Pas de commentaire

My research uses a combination of different neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, MEG and EEG) to investigate the cognitive and neural basis of human speech comprehension, with special emphasis on interaction between auditory « what », « where » and « how » neural pathways that engages in encoding sound identity, spatial location, and sensorimotor integration, respectively. I am also interested in the brain plasticity associated with aging and musical training experience when processing speech stimuli. My current project at McGill University and BRAMS focuses on the brain mechanisms underlying musicians’ expertise in speech perception by testing the hypothesis that strengthened auditory-motor integration function related with musical training can be transferred and benefit speech perception, especially in noisy environments.

Anastasia Sares, PhD

Anastasia Sares, PhD

Publié par: le 14 juillet 2014 | Pas de commentaire

Anastasia Sares earned her PhD from McGill University, studying the neural underpinnings of stuttering through behavior and fMRI. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at Concordia studying pitch processing in cochlear implant users. Her interests include sensorimotor integration, pitch/harmony perception, timing perception and synchronization, music and language in special populations, and music therapy.

Anastasia writes science communication articles for Brainpost and the CRBLM, and is also a singer and a flautist with Chorale Musaique.

 

Sébastien Paquette, PhD

Sébastien Paquette, PhD

Publié par: le 12 février 2014 | Pas de commentaire

Sebastien received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Montréal and just came back to Montréal after completing a postdoc in the Music, Stroke Recovery, and Neuroimaging Laboratory (Harvard Medical School, Boston).

He is now a postdoc in Dr. Alexandre Lehmann’s laboratory. His work focuses on the auditory perception of music and voice and how it can be utilized for rehabilitation. By combining his neuroscience background with machine learning techniques, he hopes to improve CI use outcomes by identifying its underlying neuro-functional markers.