CRBLM Research Spotlight: Eve-Marie Quintin
Title: Music perception and music-evoked emotion processing: Individual variability and autism spectrum disorder
Where: Rabinovitch House, 3640 rue de la Montagne
When: Wednesday, February 14, 10:00 a.m.
Eve-Marie Quintin, Ph.D., will present research suggesting that music may be a privileged means of communication with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Musical appreciation and music and listening habits of adolescents with ASD and their ability to recognize music-evoked emotions do not seem to be different from typically developing peers, although biomarkers of music-evoked emotion response may develop differently in children and adolescents with ASD. Further, preliminary findings seem to suggest a relationship between individual differences in music perception and cognitive functioning within ASD. Ongoing and future work assessing the impact of musical training on cognitive, social, and neural functioning of children and adolescents with ASD will be discussed.
Dr. Quintin joined the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University as an Assistant Professor in 2014 as a Faculty member of the School/Applied Child Psychology program. Dr. Quintin is a child and adolescent neuropsychologist. She completed a Ph.D. and Psy.D. in neuropsychology at Université du Québec à Montréal in 2011 where she conducted research on music and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). As a postdoctoral fellow, she studied cognitive, behavioral, and brain development of individuals with ASD and fragile X syndrome at the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research, Stanford University from 2011 to 2013. She also investigated cognitive and brain aging at the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013-2014. She now leads the McGill Behaviour, Autism, and NeuroDevelopment (BAND) research group. https://www.mcgill.ca/researchband/