Sync Session Interview: Dr Alain Dagher

Dr. Alain Dagher is a neurologist and researcher based at the Montreal Neurological Institute specializing in movement disorders and functional brain imaging. His research aims at understanding the function of the basal ganglia, with a particular emphasis on appetitive behaviours. This involves studying how we learn about rewards and punishments, and become motivated to engage in reward-seeking behavior. 

We interviewed Dr Dagher during our first Sync Session at McGill University about his work, the role that music plays in biological systems underlying motivation and how novel treatments using music feedback should be studied to help people with disorders of choice.