In a Musical State of Mind…


How do we perceive melody? Can music influence the development of newborn babies? What role does musical therapy play in today's clinical practice?

What? This summer, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) are happy to present a "musical" Café Scientifique that will explore the relationship between the brain and music.

Who? Are you a scientist, a musician, or simply curious about the subject? Come join us to learn and talk with our brightest researchers and health professionals in this field:

Christelle Jacquet - Music Therapist, Palliative Care Program at the Montreal Children's Hospital, MUHC

Dr Caroline Palmer, PhD - Canada Research Chair, Cognitive Neuropsychology of Performance Professor, Dept. of Psychology and associate member of the Schulich School of Music, McGill University

Dr Robert J. Zatorre, PhD - Director of the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Montreal Neurological Institute, and Co-Director of BRAMS (International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research), Killam Scholar, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University

The discussion will be moderated by Dr Isabelle Peretz, PhD - Canada Research Chair in Neurocognition of Music and Co-Director of BRAMS, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Université de Montréal

How? The event will kick off with short presentations from our guests, followed by an interactive question and answer period in a friendly and laid-back atmosphere.

The Blue Monkey Project, the MNI's resident jazz ensemble, will then enliven the evening while the discussion is continued over drinks and-of course-some music!

Where and When? This event will take place on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at 0 Patro Vys, 356 Mont-Royal East

Free admission - Bilingual event

Contact Information

Julie Robert
julie.robert [at]
Office Phone: 
514 843-1560