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Disorders and plasticity

MONTREAL, McGill University
Leacock Building & New Residence Hall
25 - 28 June 2008
in partnership with



BRAMS (International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research), Montreal


McGill University, Montreal


MNIH Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital


Université de Montréal

with cooperation from

NYAS - New York Academy of Sciences

This conference is conceived as continuation of the three previous meetings on the relation between Music and the Neurosciences in which the Mariani Foundation participated: “The Biological Foundations of Music” New York, 2000, “The Neurosciences and Music - I , Mutual interactions and implications of developmental functions” Venice, 2002, and “The Neurosciences and Music - II, From perception to performance” Leipzig, 2005.
Our previous meetings have been highly successful and have generated great excitement, both among established and new researchers.
By bringing individuals together and giving them the opportunity to exchange information and ideas, the conferences have contributed substantially to the growth of new research and collaborations in the neuroscience of music and to its visibility within the broader scientific community.
The purpose of this event is to bring together the premier scientists in the neuroscience of music along with clinicians and students to discuss and disseminate the most recent findings, and to involve new researchers into the field.
The program includes 8 Symposia, 2 Poster Sessions, a Keynote Lecture, and a Pre-conference Workshop on research design and methodology.
The specific theme of this meeting pertains to issues related to music and medicine, by focusing on musical disorders and plasticity.
The event is of particular interest for medical professionals, neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, educators, music therapists, musicologists, sound engineers, computer scientists. Montreal has been chosen as a most appropriate setting because of the newly established BRAMS laboratory.
The dates coincide with the “Festival International de Jazz de Montréal”, welcoming the greatest jazz musicians from every corner of the globe.
The Festival offers an indoor program in the city’s finest venues, and free outdoor concerts and activities.