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BRAMS-CRBLM Lecture Series – Conference by Dr. Eve-Marie Quintin (Associate Professor, McGill Behaviour, Autism, and NeuroDevelopment (BAND) research group)

Come and meet her in person!

(Please note that the lecture will be in English)

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., followed by a cocktail.

  • Université de Montréal, Pavilion Marie-Victorin, Room D-427 : Please register via a Doodle link. Due to the room capacity, only the first 45 people who register will be able to attend the conference in person.  
  • The lecture will also be available via ZoomNo registration required. Meeting ID: 865 8851 1947 / Passcode: 409397
  • The lecture will also be streaming live on Facebook. No registration required.

Music perception and music programs for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum

Abstract: Eve-Marie Quintin, Ph.D., will present research suggesting that music may be a privileged means of communication with children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum (AS). Musical appreciation and music listening habits of adolescents on the AS 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 for children and adolescents on the AS. Nevertheless, musical interest and ability seems to be a strength of people on the AS, which can be leveraged in interventions using a strength-based approach. Indeed, preliminary findings of ongoing work show improved student-teacher relationships and student executive functioning associated with music programs for children and adolescents on the AS. Ongoing and future work assessing the impacts of music programs on cognitive, social, and neural functioning in inclusive and non-inclusive settings will also 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. As a postdoctoral fellow, she studied cognitive, behavioral, and brain development of children, adolescents, and young adults with fragile X syndrome or on the Autism Spectrum 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/


Mar 23 2022


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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


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