Jessica Phillips-Silver, Ph.D.

Jessica Phillips-Silver was a postdoctoral fellow at BRAMS (University of Montreal) from 2007 to 2011, working under the supervision of Prof. Isabelle Peretz. Jessica now lives in Washington, D.C., where she continues to work in close collaboration with Isabelle Peretz on rhythm perception and production.

Jessica Phillips-Silver received her Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University, where she worked with Prof. Laurel Trainor in the Auditory Development Lab. Jessica then pursued her postdoctoral training in music neuropsychology at BRAMS, at the University of Montreal, under the supervision of Prof. Isabelle Peretz. Jessica is also a vocal performer and music educator, trained at Carnegie Mellon University, and currently collaborates on a Cuban jazz project in Montreal.

At BRAMS, Jessica is studying the basic musical ability of perceiving and synchronizing movement to the beat in music. Her research employs motion capture of body movement to evaluate the precision of people’s dance movement to real music, and perceptual judgment tasks to evaluate people’s ability to judge the precision of videos of a model dancing to music. Jessica documents these abilities in healthy adults and children, as well as in amusic populations. Jessica is also interested in music entrainment and synchronization individuals with cochlear implants.

Currently: Associate Researcher in neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

icon Affiliation: Dr. I. Peretz Lab

icon University: University of Montreal

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