The First Sync Session at McGill


UPDATEInterviews with Workshop attendees now available on the blog

Following the overwhelming response and interest from scientists in a wide range of disciplines, we are pleased to announce a gathering led by Robert Zatorre, leading scientist in the neuroscience of music at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, and co-director of BRAMS, the international laboratory for brain, music, and sound research. 

Sync Session - the inaugural gathering on the convergence of music, science, health and technology -  will offer an opportunity for leading researchers in music, neuroscience, psychology and medicine to discuss the state of technology in current research, learn about the possibilities for research afforded by new research platforms such as The Sync Project and develop new directions for research into therapeutic and clinical applications as well as basic science. Some of the research foci will include:

  • Music Perception and Cognition
  • Music and Emotion
  • Music and Movement
  • The Use of Music in Treatment and Rehabilitation of Movement and Developmental Disorders
  • Music Technology and Human Computer Interaction

The aims of the conference will be to: 

  1. Present current research in science, technology and medicine that uses music as a vector for the study of physical, mental and emotional processes and discuss potential clinical applications.
  2. Discuss potential applications of cutting-edge research technology optimized for the study of music for medical and therapeutic uses and in clinical settings.
  3. Leverage the talent and expertise from leading researchers in this group to conceptualize innovative applications for health using technology.

The workshop will be held at the Montreal Neurological Institute on July 27-28, 2015 and is by invitation only. 

Based on our experience with the first gathering we plan to arrange future Sync Sessions with leading researchers and developers across the globe and to open up participation to the broader community.