The BAND research group, led by Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, launched its new website this week. The Behaviour, Autism and Neurodevelopment (BAND) researchers are interested in cognitive, socioemotional, and brain development in relation to music perception. They study typical development and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome, with a strength-based approach.
BAND's goal is to produce results that will improve education programs, community and family services, diagnostic procedures and mental health care services for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. To reach these goals, Dr. Quintin and her team employ a combination of cognitive-behavioural and neuroimaging methods and cross-section and longitudinal research designs.
The website contains information helpful for students, research participants, parents and the public.
BAND's projects and students are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture Québec (FRQSC), Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Organization for Autism Research (OAR), and the GRAMMY Foundation.