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Sequence Production Lab

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We investigate the cognitive and neural foundations (learning, memory, motor control, attention) that make it possible for people to produce auditory sequences, such as playing a musical instrument or speaking. Our research focuses on cognitive and motor changes that occur as people acquire performance skills. We compare beginners, experts, and special populations (disorders), to determine how sensory feedback is linked to the movements that produce speech or music. How does the brain combine the "what" to do with the "how" to do it? Our research addresses these issues in several laboratory settings.

Nous étudions les bases cognitives (apprentissage, mémoire, contrôle moteur, attention) qui permettent de produire des séquences auditives comme la parole et la musique. Notre recherche se concentre sur les changements qui ont lieu au niveau cognitif et moteur lorsque les individus développent des habiletés de production. Nous comparons des débutants, des experts et des populations spéciales (pathologies) afin de déterminer comment les retroactions sensorielles sont associés aux mouvements produisant la parole et la musique. Comment le cerveau combine-t-il "quoi faire" avec "comment faire"?