Welcome to the Behaviour, Autism, and NeuroDevelopment (BAND) research group website!

The BAND research group is headed by Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin and currently consists of one post-doctoral fellow, six graduate students and several undergraduate research assistants. We are based out of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University.

Our research interests lie in elucidating the trajectories of cognitive, socioemotional, and brain development throughout childhood and adolescence by specifically focusing on music perception and cognition. We investigate typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome. Our research employs a combination of cognitive-behavioural, educational interventions, and neuroimaging methods as well as cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs. In conducting such research, our goal is to produce results that can improve education programs, community and family services, diagnostic procedures as well as mental health care for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Our research projects and the students in our research group are funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture Québec (FRQSC), Fonds de Recherche Santé Québec (FRQSC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), and the GRAMMY Foundation.

On our website, you will find information regarding our ongoing research projects as well as members of the BAND research group. Should you require more information about our research or would like to participate in any of our projects, please contact us at research.band [at] mcgill.ca

Special thanks to the following funding agencies for their support: