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Workshop on Psychophysiological Measurement

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This workshop is organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 5 (Music Perception and Cognition). It will take place on April 23rd, 2010 from 1 to 5 pm, in A832 (New Music Building). This workshop is free and open to all. Registration is required.

  • Research Workshop
When Apr 23, 2010
from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where A832, New Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St. West. Enter via 555 Sherbrooke St. West.
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This workshop discusses psychophysiological measurement from three main perspectives:

(1) The underlying psychological mechanisms involved in physical emotion-based reactions and the techniques most commonly used to measure these reactions (Galvanic skin response (GSR), Electromyography (EMG), Electroencephalography (EEG), functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), breath and heart rate measurement devices);

(2) CIRMMT Audience Response System: Biosensors and technological requirements;

(3) Data analysis: techniques, issues, and interpretation of the results.



Jorge Armony (Researcher at the Douglas Institute, Canada Research Chair in Affective Neuroscience, and Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University)

Bennett Smith (Technical Manager, Music Perception and Cognition Lab, Schulich School of Music, McGill University)

Hauke Egermann (Postdoctoral researcher, Music Perception and Cognition Lab, Schulich School of Music, McGill University)

Boris Kleber (Postdoctoral researcher, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University)

David Sears (PhD candidate in Music Theory, Schulich School of Music, McGill University)

Finn Upham (Masters student in Music Technology, Schulich School of Music, McGill University)

Jessica Thompson (Undergraduate student in Psychology (Honours), minors in Music Technology and Music, McGill University)


Updated Schedule

1:00 – 2:45 pm: Psychological mechanisms and psychophysiological measurements


(David Sears & Hauke Egermann; Jorge Armony; Boris Kleber)


2:45 – 3:00 pm: Coffee break


3:00 – 3:45 pm: demos on CIRMMT Audience Response System


(Jessica Thompson, Bennett Smith, Hauke Egermann)


3:45 – 5:00 pm: Data analysis


(Finn Upham & Jessica Thompson; Jorge Armony)


A short reception will follow.


Registration is mandatory as seating is limited. Please register here:

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