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CIRMMT member Robert Zatorre wins major international award

Robert Zatorre receives C. L. de Carvalho-Heineken award for his seminal work on music cognition

On June 5th, 2020 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences announced Robert Zatorre as one of the five leading researchers world-wide to receive the C. L. de Carvalho-Heineken award for his contribution to the discipline of music cognition. Zatorre is Professor of Neuroscience at McGill University, researcher at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), Canada Research Chair, co-founder of the Brain, Music and Sound Research (BRAMS), and a CIRMMT member since 2002. His research is mainly focused on how the brain processes complex auditory functions, particularly speech and music. Aided by various students and collaborators over the years, Zatorre's laboratory has made important discoveries in areas such as absolute pitch, auditory space perception, musical pleasure, and more. The Heineken Prizes are the Netherlands’ most prestigious international science prizes. Created in 1964, they are awarded every two years to internationally renowned researchers whose work 'offers new perspectives, achieves unexpected breakthroughs, and opens up new avenues for others.' For more details, see the full article - McGill Reporter