Eve-Marie Quintin: Music and autism: Brain, behaviour, and effects of intervention

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Montreal Neurological Institute 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA
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Eve-Marie Quintin
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Faculty Member, Center for Research on Brain, Music, and Language
Faculty Member, Transforming Autism Care Consortium
Director, Behaviour Autism and Neurodevelopment (BAND) Research Group

Abstract: Eve-Marie Quintin, Ph.D., will present research suggesting that music may be a privileged means of communication with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Musical appreciation and music and listening habits of adolescents with ASD and their ability to recognize music-evoked emotions do not seem to be different from typically developing peers, although biomarkers of music-evoked emotion response may develop differently in children and adolescents with ASD. Nevertheless, musical interest and ability seems to be strength of people with ASD. Preliminary findings of ongoing work showing improved executive functioning associated with ASD and ongoing and future work assessing the impact of music therapy and education on cognitive, social, and neural functioning of children and adolescents with ASD will be discussed.Eve-Marie Quintin, Ph.D., will present research suggesting that music may be a privileged means of communication with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Musical appreciation and music and listening habits of adolescents with ASD and their ability to recognize music-evoked emotions do not seem to be different from typically developing peers, although biomarkers of music-evoked emotion response may develop differently in children and adolescents with ASD. Nevertheless, musical interest and ability seems to be strength of people with ASD. Preliminary findings of ongoing work showing improved executive functioning associated with ASD and ongoing and future work assessing the impact of music therapy and education on cognitive, social, and neural functioning of children and adolescents with ASD will be discussed.

Bio: Dr. Quintin joined the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University as an Assistant Professor in 2014 as a Faculty member of the School/Applied Child Psychology program. Dr. Quintin is a child and adolescent neuropsychologist. She completed a Ph.D. and Psy.D. in neuropsychology at Université du Québec à Montréal in 2011 where she conducted research on music and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). As a postdoctoral fellow, she studied cognitive, behavioral, and brain development of individuals with ASD and fragile X syndrome at the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research, Stanford University from 2011 to 2013. She also investigated cognitive and brain aging at the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, Georgia Institute of Technology in 2013-2014. She now leads the McGill Behaviour, Autism, and NeuroDevelopment (BAND) research group. https://www.mcgill.ca/researchband/

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