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Peretz, Isabelle

Full Professor

  • Canada Research Chair in Neurocognition of Music
  • Casavant Chair in Cognitive Neuropsychology


  • Telephone 514-343-5840 Pav. PAVILLON MARIE-VICTORIN \ Ext. F-430-4
Peretz, Isabelle


Research expertise

My field of research is cognitive neuropsychology. The approach is characterized by the study of the effects of brain lesions on cognitive functions. I am interested in musical perception and recognition; emotions; language; prosody; and memory. These functions all have a link with musical cognition, which remains my main field of interest. Aside from brain lesions, we also work with neurologically healthy adults or those with a specific congenital disorder (autism, congenital amusia). Lastly, we use various exploration techniques including, currently, event-related potential (ERP) responses, neuroimaging by magnetic resonance and electrodermal responses. Our team has access to two laboratories: one in the psychology department, in the GRENE research centre, and the other at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal. I receive financial support for my research work from the NSERC and the CIHR (MRC) and from the FCAR and FRSQ.

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