Introductory workshop on MRI data analysis using Independent Component Analysis (ICA) – Thomas Gisiger
18 juin 2018
The most common method of analysis of fMRI data consists in comparing the BOLD signal in the brain with time series representing the various conditions of the experiment (e.g. task vs rest). Read More
The CRBLM, along with CINQ, is pleased to sponsor this satellite symposium within the framework of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language conference in Quebec City. The symposium reflects on language learning across the lifespan and how our experience with language and multiple language learning informs questions of brain plasticity and organization. In addition to featuring several experts in the field of bilingualism and brain plasticity, the symposium will feature short oral presentations.
05 juillet 2018
05 juin 2018
It’s never too early (or too late) to start thinking about your career. Whether you already have clear career goals or you are interested in exploring how your hard-earned research skills could be applied in various types of professions, we want to help you succeed on your career path. The CRBLM career day is specifically tailored for graduate students who research brain, language, and music. Read More
26 janvier 2018
When: Friday, January 26th, 10:00am
Where: Rabinovitch House, 3640 de la Montagne, room 101
Title: Open access scholarship at the CRBLM: increasing and demonstrating impact
Are you interested increasing the potential reach and impact of your scholarship? Have you heard about Open Access, but don’t have the time, funds or energy to pursue it?
23 janvier 2018 - 01 mai 2018
When: 1st meeting – Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 9:30-10:30
Where: SCSD, McGill, 2001 McGill College, 8th floor, room #831
Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have attracted a lot of interest from both the academic and non-academic sectors. Major investments have been announced in Montreal for both AI and Neuroscience (see media links below). Both fields have an intertwined history since the 50s. But what is exactly AI today? How does it relate to Cognitive Science and Neuroscience? How can AI improve these scientific fields? What can Cognitive Science and Neuroscience contribute to the development of Artificial Intelligence?
18 janvier 2018
When: Thursday, January 18th, 1:00 pm
Where: SCSD McGill University, 2001 McGill College, 8th floor, room #869
Please note that this event was moved to 2001 McGill college (corner Sherbrooke), conveniently located near bus (24) and Metro (Peel station).
Title: Perceptual Grounding of the Lexicon
Abstract: I will describe a hypothesis about how the words in dictionaries get connected to their referents, based on experimental evidence that learning new visual and auditory categories changes perception and neural activity in human participants so as to make category members “pop out” by perceptually separating members from non-members and compressing members (“categorical perception”). Read More
05 décembre 2017
Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 10:00am
Location: Rabinovitch House, 3640 de la Montagne, room 101
Meet CRBLM faculty member Annelies Bockstael from École d’orthophonie et d’audiologie / Université de Montréal. She will talk about « From environmental noise to neurological disorders: a common neuro-audiological framework for sound perception, functioning and well-being in challenging auditory contexts. »
22 novembre 2017
Title: Identifying the neural architecture of human cognition with machine learning and neuroimaging.
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 10:00am
Location: Goodman Cancer Research Centre, 1160 Pine Ave W, Montreal, Room 501
The room can be accessed from the McGill Life Sciences complex entrance on 3649 promenade Sir William Osler. Take the elevator to the 5th floor, when exiting the elevator turn right and walk all the way to the end of the hallway. The room can also be accessed from Pine Ave.
08 novembre 2017
Dr Noemie Auclair-Ouellet of McGill’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders will speak on « Language in Parkinson’s disease: Contribution to the identification of cognitive decline and new perspectives for assessment and intervention. » Coffee will be served.
Date: Wednesday, November 8, 10:30am
Location: Rabinovitch House, 3640 de la Montagne, room 101
27 septembre 2017 - 13 décembre 2017
Join us for our biweekly breakfast journal club! We will read, present, and critically discuss articles published before the year 2000.
01 septembre 2017 - 22 décembre 2017
In this reading group we will critically discuss articles with experimental approaches to studying syntax. This is from an interdisciplinary perspective, so a broad range of research is welcome! Past topics have included music syntax and parsing, prosody, theory vs processing perspectives, and grammaticality judgments.
22 août 2017
An introduction to tDCS, by Alexander Thiel and Caroline Paquette.
10 mai 2017
La plasticité cérébrale réfère aux mécanismes par lesquels le cerveau se modifie en fonction de l’expérience. Sur le long terme, la plasticité cérébrale est associée au développement, à l’âge, à la pratique musicale, au bilinguisme ou à la perte d’audition. Sur le court terme, elle peut être liée à une intervention chirurgicale ou un traumatisme.
Ce colloque a pour objectif d’explorer en quoi la plasticité cérébrale est un paramètre pertinent dans de nombreux phénomènes, incluant l’apprentissage des langues, la lecture, le bilinguisme. Nous discuterons de son rôle dans la pratique musicale chez les enfants et les adultes, dans les thérapies de restauration auditive, mais aussi dans la réadaptation des individus présentant des troubles du système nerveux.
Que ce soit au moyen d’approches cognitives, de modèle animal ou grâce à l’imagerie, les nouvelles connaissances nous permettent de mieux comprendre comment la réorganisation corticale se met en place et influence les fonctions cognitives complexes comme le langage et la musique.
26 avril 2017
Workshop on Programming psychological experiments for the Web: hands-on intro to HTML5/CSS3 and jsPsych
12 avril 2017
31 mars 2017
CRBLM Distinguished Lecture/BRAMS Workshop 2017
Brain, Music and Health
Therapeutic role of music across the lifespan
When: Friday, March 31, 2017, 9am to 5pm
Where: BRAMS Conference Room, BRAMS, 1430 Boulevard Mont Royal, Suite 0-114 | Université de Montréal | Outremont, QC H2V 4P3
Keynote/ CRBLM Distinguished lecture by Dr. Michael Thaut, 3 pm followed by Panel discussion
The profound impact of music on human society has been documented since ancient times. However, the systematic use of music as a therapeutic tool is relatively new. Increasing empirical evidence is emerging from research across the world to support the role of music for rehabilitative purposes that has in turn been aided by advances in neuroscience. From its use in enhancing day-to-day functioning to its targeted use in neurocognitive disorders, the potential of music has been demonstrated across the lifespan. This workshop will highlight the advances in this newly emerging field of music-based rehabilitation and the potential neural mechanisms underlying it.
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|9 15 am||Registration and Breakfast|
|9 50 am||Welcome/ Introduction
|10 00 am||Current research questions on the Melodic Intonation Therapy for aphasia rehabilitation
Dr. Anna Zumbansen, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University.
|10 30 am||Motor rehabilitation using musical auditory feedback
Dr. Floris van Vugt, McGill University
|11 00am||Music improves social communication in autism – A randomized control trial
Dr. Megha Sharda, BRAMS, Universite de Montreal
|11 30am||Music Intervention to reduce stress
Dr. Nathalie Gosselin, BRAMS, Universite de Montreal
|12 noon||Lunch Break
|1:30 pm||Does music practice help reduce age-related cognitive decline?
Dr. Aline Moussard, CRIUGM, Universite de Montreal
|2:00 pm||Developing a Best Practices Model of “Musical Health” for Persons Living with Dementia
Dr. Laurel Young, Concordia University
|2:30 pm||Coffee break|
|Keynote/CRBLM Distinguished Lecture: How music can help to heal the injured brain
Dr. Michael Thaut, University of Toronto
|4:00 pm||Panel Discussion on ‘Music-based rehabilitation: Potential neural mechanisms underlying therapeutic applications and research questions for the future’
Dr. Guylaine Vaillancourt
Dr. Nathalie Gosselin
Dr. Lise Gagnon
Dr. Isabelle Peretz
Dr. Michael Thaut
|5:00 pm||Cocktail and Music|