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March 12th, 2019

Prof. Séverine Samson

BRAMS is pleased to announce that Dr. Séverine Samson (Université de Lille 3, Unité de Formation et Recherche en Psychologie, Laboratoire PSITEC – EA 4072) is an Invited Scholar at BRAMS Laboratory – from April 1 to 30, 2019. While at BRAMS, Dr. Dr. Séverine Samson will collaborate with Dr. Simone Dalla Bella and Dr. Delphine Dellacherien ona research project on music and Alzheimer’s disease.

About Prof. Séverine Samson

Séverine Samson, Ph.D., is a cognitive neuropsychologist and a Professor of psychology at the University of Lille in France and is in charge of the pre-surgical neuropsychological evaluation of epileptic patients in an Epilepsy unit (Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris). In Lille, she developed neuropsychology training programs specialized in cognitive rehabilitation. Her research focuses on the neurobiological bases of perception, memory and emotion using methods from cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, psychophysiology and neuroimaging. More specifically, she used music as a framework for understanding the functioning of human memory and emotions. This evolution has led her to experimentally investigate potential therapeutic applications of music in the rehabilitation of cognitive and affective disorders. She addresses her research questions by analysing different neuropathologies of epileptic, degenerative, developmental and sensory origin. The multi-disciplinary approach used combines clinical research with the experimental rigor of basic research, at the interface of art, science and cognition.


BRAMS is pleased to announce that Dr. Séverine Samson (Université de Lille 3, Unité de Formation et Recherche en Psychologie, Laboratoire PSITEC – EA 4072) is an Invited Scholar at BRAMS Laboratory – from March 1 to 31, 2014.

While at BRAMS, on March 27, 2014, Dr Samson will be giving a presentation titled: The benefits of music on dementia: Evidence from clinical trials

Abstract: The goal of my presentation is to illustrate how we can fill the gap between experimental findings and clinical applications in cognitive and emotional neurosciences. I will therefore report evidence from randomized clinical trials aiming at testing the effect of musical as compared to non-musical interventions on the emotional and behavioral status of patients with severe Alzheimer’s disease and mixed dementia. The promising potential for non-pharmacological treatments to improve the well-being of patients living in residential care will be discussed in light of the methodological constraints and requirements specific to these clinical studies.


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BRAMS (International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research) is a unique centre dedicated to research excellence in the study of music and auditory cognition with a focus on neuroscience. The research centre is located in Montreal and jointly affiliated with the University of Montreal and McGill University.


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