Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin

Assistant Professor
Academic title(s): 

Program Director, Counselling Psychology | Program Director, School/Applied Psychology | Director, Behaviour Autism and Neurodevelopment (BAND) Research Group

Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin
Contact Information
Email address: 
eve-marie.quintin [at] mcgill.ca

Education Building
3700 McTavish Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2

Program Director
Educational and Counselling Psychology (ECP)
Professional activities: 
  • Faculty Member, Center for Research on Brain, Music, and Language
  • Associate Member, Azrieli Center for Autism Research
  • Researcher, Transforming Autism Care Consortium
Areas of expertise: 
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome
  • Cognitive, social, and emotional development
  • Life-span development
  • Music perception and cognition
  • Brain development (neuroimaging)

Dr. Quintin's research aims to identify cognitive, social and neural correlates of the musical profile of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and to quantify the effects of music education on their cognitive, social, and brain functioning and development. She also investigates typical development and other neurodevelopmental disorders including fragile X syndrome with a combination of cognitive-behavioural and neuroimaging methods and cross-sectional and longitudinal research designs. The overarching goal of her work is to improve education programs, community and family services, and mental health care for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and potentially alter cognitive and social development.

Dr. Quintin conducted her doctoral research at Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University and her postdoctoral research at Stanford University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is child and adolescent neuropsychologist with a specialization in psychiatry (clinical license: Ordre des Psychologues du Québec).

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychiatry, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Neuropsychology, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • B.Sc., Psychology, McGill University
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • William Dawson Scholar Award, McGill University
  • Fonds de Recherche Québec Research Scholar, Junior 1
Selected publications: 
  • Sivathasan, S., Philibert-Lignieres, G., & Quintin, E.M. (2021). Individual differences in autistic traits, personality, and emotional responsiveness to music in the general population. Musicae Scientiae. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1029864920988160.
  • Stephenson, K. G., South, M., & Quintin, E. M. (2020). Music-evoked emotions. In F. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102377-1
  • Quintin, E. M. (2019). Music perception as a biomarker of social reward, cognition, and emotion for people with autism spectrum disorder. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 13, 49. doi:10.3389/fncir.2019.00049
  • Quintin, E. M., Lense, M., & Tramo, M. (2018). Amusias and Other Disorders Affecting Musicality. In P. J. Rentfrow & D. J. Levitin (Eds.), Foundations in Music Psychology: Theory and Research. (pp. 305-355). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Dahary, H., Palma Fernandes, T., & Quintin, E. M. (2018). Musical appreciation: The impact of musical expertise on musical empathizing and systemizing traits. Musicae Scientiae. EPub, 1-17. doi: 10.1177/1029864918779636
  • Quintin, E.M. Bhatara, A.K., Poissant, H., Fombonne, E., & Levitin, D. J. (2013). Processing of musical structure in high-functioning adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Child Neuropsychology, 19 (3), 250-275. Epub, 1-28. doi:10.1080/09297049.2011.653540
  • Bhatara, A. K.*, Quintin, E. M.* (equal contribution*), Fombonne, E., & Levitin, D. J. (2013). Early sensitivity to sound 
and musical preferences and enjoyment in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 23(2), 100-108. doi:10.1037/a0033754
  • Quintin, E. M., Bhatara, A. K., Poissant, H., Fombonne, E., & Levitin, D. J. (2011). Emotion perception in music in high-functioning adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 9 (41), 1240-1255. doi:10.1007/s10803-010-1146-0
  • Chromik, L. C.*, Quintin, E. M.* (equal contribution*), Lepage, J. F., Hustyi, K. M., Lightbody, A. A., & Reiss, A. L. (2019). The influence of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention problems on social functioning in adolescents and young adults with fragile X syndrome. Journal of Attention Disorders, 23(2), 181–188. doi:10.1177/1087054715571739
  • Quintin, E. M., Booil, J., Hall, S. S., Bruno, J. L., Chromik, L. C., Raman, M. M., Lightbody, A. A., Martin, A., & Reiss, A. L. (2016). The cognitive developmental profile associated with Fragile X syndrome: A longitudinal investigation of cognitive strengths and weaknesses through childhood and adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 28(4), 1457-69. doi:10.1017/S0954579415001200
Graduate supervision: 

Accepting students for 2023-24

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