Robert Zatorre, Ph.D.
Robert Zatorre, Ph.D., is a cognitive neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. His laboratory studies the neural substrate for auditory cognition, with special emphasis on two characteristically human abilities: speech and music. He and his collaborators have published about 300 scientific papers on topics including pitch perception, auditory imagery, brain plasticity, and musical pleasure. In 2006 he became the founding co-director of the international laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound research (BRAMS), a unique multi-university consortium dedicated to the cognitive neuroscience of music. He tries to keep up his baroque repertoire on the organ whenever he gets a chance.