Robert Zatorre

PLAYBILL | Does music make you smarter?

Published: 14Feb2018

At Montreal’s McGill University, neuropsychologist Robert Zatorre has a test that suggests a noticeable difference in musical cognition between musicians and non-musicians. “We play a tune in one...

Now you like it, now you don’t

Published: 20Nov2017

Brain stimulation can change how much we enjoy and value music...

Practice doesn’t always make perfect

Published: 28Jul2015

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the...

Brain responses found to originate from previously unknown source

Published: 6Apr2016

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to...

A new discovery in the human auditory system

Published: 6Apr2016

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute...

Early music lessons boost brain development

Published: 12Feb2013

Montreal researchers find that music lessons before age seven create stronger connections in the brain...

Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection

Published: 4Jan2017

Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population....

Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection

Published: 4Jan2017

Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population....

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