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Associate Directors of CIRMMT named

McGill University professors Sean Ferguson and Marcelo Wanderley have been named Associate Directors of CIRMMT.

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Plugged into Mozart: CIRMMT research unlocks the mysteries of music

Boston Symphony Orchestra Project featured in the McGill Reporter.

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Does Mozart enhance our humanity? The neuroscience of music

Why do we make music? How do we make music? Why do we like the music we like? Music, like language, is something universal to our species. Yet we know little about how it evolved and how our brains are specialized to create and respond to music.

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This is Your Brain on Music

CIRMMT researcher Dan Levitin's new book, This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, explores research into how our brains process the works of artists as varied as Beethoven, the Beatles and Britney Spears, and why they make us feel so good.

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Can't Carry a Tune?

CIRMMT member and Co-Director of BRAMS, Isabelle Peretz, is cited on the CBC as part of a new study published in the journal Brain.

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CIRMMT/DAFx06 concert at McGill's Pollack Hall

We are pleased to announce that our very first CIRMMT concert, generously sponsored by DAFx-06, will take place on Monday, September 18th, at Pollack Hall.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra project in the news

Links to articles about the Boston Symphony Orchestra project, lead by CIRMMT members Daniel Levitin and Stephen McAdams (Director of CIRMMT), and Teresa Marrin Nakra.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Project: McGill Concert

In a first-of-its-kind experiment, a team of scientists led by Daniel Levitin, Steve McAdams, Teresa Marrin Nakra attached electrophysiological sensors to conductor Keith Lockhart, 5 members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and 15 audience members, to measure their brain activity and emotional reactions during a live concert in Boston's Symphony Hall on August 8, 2006.

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Enactive Workshop takes place at McGill University

This unique event marks the first visit to Canada of the European Enactive Network team and presents a rare opportunity for Canadian researchers to network with their European peers and for the general public to learn about the most recent research developments overseas.

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CIRMMT Receives SSHRC funding to participate in Integra project

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music, Media and Technology has received funding from the International Opportunities Fund of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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Student Award Applications for 2006-2007 - Deadline: February 24, 2006

Applications are now being accepted for CIRMMT student awards for the academic year 2006-2007.

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Sleepless (but successful) in Seattle

CIRMMT members win award at the Supercomputing 2005 competition.

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BRAMS Day June 20, 2005

BRAMS, the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research, was launched on June 20, 2005.

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CIRMMT-Hexagram meeting January 21, 2005

On January 21st, members of CIRMMT and Hexagram met at the Society for Arts and Technology to discuss potential research collaborations and mechanisms to further develop a lasting and fruitful partnership between the two groups.

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CIRMMT welcomes new Director

CIRMMT is very pleased to welcome Stephen McAdams, internationally acclaimed specialist in music perception, as our new director.

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Streaming DSD audio comes to the AES

Moderators: Jeremy Cooperstock & Wieslaw Woszczyk

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Recent CIRMMT grants

Several major grants have been awarded to CIRMMT members over the past year, making possible the establishment of new cutting-edge audio and music research laboratories.

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An Internet Multi-sensory Experience

On November 28th the Kevin Dean Quartet performed in Montreal at the Schulich School of Music while attendees in Toronto watched the performance live on a widescreen video display (16:9 format) with multichannel (6-channel) sound.

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CIRMMT approved by Board of Governors and Senate

McGill University's Board of Governors and Senate approved the establishment of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology within the Schulich School of Music.

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Audio streaming first

On Saturday, September 23, 2000, as part of the 109th Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles, the McGill Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Gordon Foote, performed in McGill's Redpath Hall.

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