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BRAMS virtual conference by Dr. Roberta Bianco

You are invited to attend the virtual conference  entitled:

The role of memory in statistical tracking of sound sequences

This talk will be given by Dr. Roberta Bianco from the Ear Institute, University College London


Roberta_BiancoAbstract: Memory is critical to our ability to discover statistical regularities in our surroundings and in communication signals such as music and language. Despite growing empirical accounts of our sensitivity to structures in acoustic sequences, longstanding questions pertain to how mnemonic traces form and under what conditions.

In this talk I will present a series of experiments combining behavioural manipulation and modelling to investigate the dynamics of memory formation for acoustic patterns and the effects of long-term and contextual priors on sound perception. I will show that healthy listeners change their behaviour in response to acoustic patterns to which they are exposed sparsely and only a few times. Remarkably, the memory for these patterns is implicit and lasts for months after initial exposure. Moreover, I will present how the use of pupillometry allows testing listeners’ sensitivity to long-term and contextual priors during music perception mirroring real-word listening situations in which we automatically glean information from sound streams.

Join by Zoom:


Meeting ID: 991 8955 3581

Passcode: 593596


Mar 25 2021


12:30 pm - 2:30 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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