Institutions: Université Laval, School of Psychology
Research interests: Auditory cognitive neuroscience; Working memory; Music; Speech
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 Ph.D. 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 NSERC Banting postdoctoral Fellow, in Prof Robert Zatorre’s and Prof Sylvain Baillet’s groups. His work focuses on 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.