We’re hosting an Open House or Meet and Greet for Digital Humanities Researchers and prospective Research Assistants from 3-430. McGill Faculty, Staff, and Students are welcome!
Dr. Robert J.
Do you enjoy music and arts?
Do you create art and would you like to display it?
Do you do poetry/music or any other performance-based arts and enjoy sharing them?
If so, you should definitely join us!
Food and wine will be served.
To confirm your attendance and/or to reserve a spot for your musical/performing talents and/or to reserve a space to display your art, please visit egss.mcgill.c and fill out the form for the event, or contact Zahra at zahra [dot] jalili [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
New study shows what happens in the brain to make music rewarding
A new study reveals what happens in our brain when we decide to purchase a piece of music when we hear it for the first time. The study, conducted at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University and published in the journal Science on April 12, pinpoints the specific brain activity that makes new music rewarding and predicts the decision to purchase music.
Registration is now open for the CRBLM Inaugural Symposium on Music and Language, to be held in Montréal, Canada on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday May 4th 2013. A brief conference program is included below. Full details about the conference and registration information are available at www.crblm.ca/symposium/registration
Montreal researchers find that music lessons before age seven create stronger connections in the brain
If you started piano lessons in grade one, or played the recorder in kindergarten, thank your parents and teachers. Those lessons you dreaded – or loved – helped develop your brain.
Musicians: Born or made? Scientific workshop on Music and Talent. Followed by a free concert-conference at the Salle Claude Champagne (Université de Montréal)
The role of natural endowment and hard work in musical performance is one of the oldest and most contentious issue in both science and society. Up to the 20th century, innate talent was associated to musicianship. Over the last century, the prevalent view has been that intensive practice is key. The goal of this workshop is to examine whether music practice can account for individual differences in musical abilities or if we should also acknowledge the importance of innate predispositions.
Gabriella Mussachia, Ph.D.
Dr. Musacchia is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Infancy Studies Laboratory, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. Her research focuses on how the brain makes sense of the complex world around us in order to understand language and music.
Documentary film The Musical Brain (NFB, 2009) about the power of music and its effect on the human mind, which draws on the research of McGill University neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin and examines the physical and psychological responses to music through a variety of tests on children and adults.