Alexandre Lehmann

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor at McGill University
Adjunct Professor at Université de Montréal
Investigator at the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program (BRaIN) at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
Principal Investigator at McGill’s Cochlear Implant Research Program.
Principal Investigator at the Centre for Research on Brain Language and Music (CRBLM)

Alexandre Lehmann

Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris
M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience, ENS-EHESS-X, Paris
M.Sc. in Executive Engineering, ENSMP-Paris Tech

RI-MUHC, Glen site
Otolaryngology Cochlear Implant Research
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

FRQS Junior 2
FRQS Junior 1

Current research: 

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
Hearing Loss and Hearing Restoration
Brain Plasticity
Neuro-imaging in Healthy and Clinical Populations

Clinical Interests: 

Brain Plasticity, Hearing Restoration, Therapeutic Applications of Music

Language(s) spoken: 

Dr. Alexandre Lehmann is a cognitive neuroscientist, holding the position of associate professor at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, while also serving as an adjunct professor in the Psychology department at Université de Montréal. He received his PhD from Pierre & Marie Curie University, conducting his doctoral research at both College de France and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. He is an investigator at the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program (BRaIN) within the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), as well as the lead scientist for McGill’s Cochlear Implant Research Program. He is a full member of the Centre for Research on Brain, Language & Music (BRAMS-CRBLM).

His diverse healthcare research interests encompass the fields of Brain Plasticity, Hearing Research, and Computational Neuroscience. Employing cutting-edge methodologies such as neuroimaging, virtual reality, and machine learning, Dr. Lehmann conducts extensive research encompassing both healthy individuals and clinical populations. His primary focus lies in exploring brain plasticity, neural prostheses, rehabilitation and the impact of sound on cognition. The ultimate objective of his work is to comprehensively characterize health-related challenges and develop effective remedial interventions.

Dr. Lehmann has been awarded funding from national and provincial sources, including FRQS (Salary Awards), NSERC, CIHR, MITACS and IVADO AI program. Additionally, he has been a beneficiary of awards and donations from various philanthropic foundations, including a GRAMMY research award.

Selected publications: 

1. Nguyen, DL, Kay-Rivest E, Tewfik MA, Hier M, Lehmann A. Association of In-Ear Device Use With Communication Quality Among Individuals Wearing Personal Protective Equipment in a Simulated Operating Room. JAMA Network Open 2021 Apr 1; 4(4): e216857.
2. Nozaradan S, Schönwiesner M, Caron-Desrochers L, Lehmann A. Enhanced brainstem and cortical encoding of a steady beat during beat-synchronized movement. NeuroImage 2016 Nov 15;142:231-240.
3. Alemi R, Lehmann A, Deroche M. Adaptation to pitch-altered feedback is independent of one’s own voice pitch sensitivity. Scientific Reports 2020 Oct 8;10(1):16860.
4. Ayala Y, Lehmann A, Merchant H Monkeys share the neurophysiological basis for encoding sound periodicities captured by the frequency¬-following response with humans. Scientific Reports 2017;7:16687.
5. Bernardi NF, Snow S, Peretz I, Orozco Perez HD, Sabet-Kassouf N, Lehmann A. Cardiorespiratory optimization during improvised singing and toning. Scientific Reports 2017 Aug 14;7(1):8113.
6. Lehmann A, Skoe E, Moreau P, Peretz I, & Kraus, N. Impairments in musical abilities reflected in the auditory brainstem: Evidence from congenital amusia. The European Journal of Neuroscience 2015 Jul;42(1):1644-50.
7. Intartaglia B, Prud'homme M, Foster NEV, Zeitouni AG, Lehmann A. Visual cortex plasticity in cochlear implant users revealed in a visual motion detection task. Clinical Neurophysiology 2022 May;137:11-24.
8. Lehmann A, Limb CJ, Marozeau J. Music and Cochlear Implants: Recent Developments and Continued Challenges. Frontiers in Neuroscience 2021 Aug 12;15:736772.
9. Lehmann A, Paquette S. Cross-domain processing of musical and vocal emotions in cochlear implant users. Frontiers in Neuroscience 2015 Sep 24;9:343.
10. Deroche MLD, Felezeu M, Paquette S, Zeitouni A, Lehmann A. Neurophysiological Differences in Emotional Processing by Cochlear Implant Users, Extending Beyond the Realm of Speech. Ear and Hearing 2019 Sep/Oct;40(5):1197-1209.
11. Lehmann A, Arias DJ, Schönwiesner M. Tracing the neural basis of auditory entrainment. Neuroscience 2016 Nov 19;337:306-314.
12. Alemi R, Nozaradan S, Lehmann A. Free-Field Cortical Steady-State Evoked Potentials in Cochlear Implant Users. Brain Topography 2021 Sep;34(5):664-680.
13. Paquette S, Ahmed GD, Goffi-Gomez MV, Hoshino ACH, Peretz, I, Lehmann A. Musical and vocal emotion perception for cochlear implants users. Hearing Research 2018 Dec;370:272-282.
14. Intartaglia B, Zeitnouni AG, Lehmann A. Recording EEG in cochlear implant users: Guidelines for experimental design and data analysis for optimizing signal quality and minimizing artifacts. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 2022 Jun 1;375:109592.
15. Gama N, Peretz I, Lehmann A. Recording the human brainstem frequency-following response in the free-field. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 2017 Mar 15;280:47-53.
16. Abdurehim Y, Lehmann A, Zeitouni A. Predictive Value of GJB2 Mutation Status for Hearing Outcomes of Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 2017 Jul;157(1):16-24.
17. Intartaglia B, Lehmann A. Experience-dependent functional changes in cochlear implant users observed during visual motion detection. Clinical Neurophysiology 2023.

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