Robert Zatorre

PLAYBILL | Does music make you smarter?

Published: 14Feb2018

At Montreal’s McGill University, neuropsychologist Robert Zatorre has a test that suggests a noticeable difference in musical cognition between musicians and non-musicians. “We play a tune in one...

Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection

Published: 4Jan2017

Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population....

A new discovery in the human auditory system

Published: 6Apr2016

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute...

Practice doesn’t always make perfect

Published: 28Jul2015

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the...