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.
Cristian Zaelzer-Perez Receives 2019 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2019
Interview with Cristian Zaelzer-Perez on his work bringing scientists and artists together to enrich one another.
Stefano Sandrone Receives 2019 SfN Science Educator AwardReport from Neuroscience 2019
Interview with Stefano Sandrone on how he got started in education, the importance of mentors, and more.
Centering Human-Centered Artificial IntelligenceReport from Neuroscience 2019
AI pioneer Fei-Fei Li shared her vision and research at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Chicago.
INS Keynote Address: Martha Farah on the Impact of SESReport from the International Neuroethics Society Conference, 2019
Martha J. Farah delivered a spirited defense of the fledgling field of neuroethics to a supportive audience on Friday, the final day of the 2019 annual meeting of the International Neuroethics Society (INS), in Chicago.
Psychedelic Treatment for Consciousness Disorders?
If the complexity of a brain’s connections is a good measure of consciousness, and if psychedelics increase connectivity, could they help people in unconscious states like coma?
Functional Imaging of the Fetal Brain
Results from improved techniques—including finding brain tissue in a moving fetus in moving amniotic fluid—add to the argument that the seeds of some disorders are present before birth.
Growing Brains: Warnings from a Cell Line That Became ImmortalNeuroethics Essay Contest Winner, 2019
The winning entry in this year's Neuroethics Essay Contest, general-audience category, is by Sunidhi Ramesh, Sidney Kimmel Medical College Emory University
CNS Intervention in the Courtroom: An Ethical Evaluation of the Rehabilitative Potential of SSRIsNeuroethics Essay Contest Winner, 2019
The winning entry in this year's Neuroethics Essay Contest, academic category, is by Khayla Black, New York University Shanghai
The Right to Neurotechnology: Exploring the Government’s Role on Societal Stratification in the Future of Human EnhancementNeuroethics Essay Contest Winner, 2019
The winning entry in this year's Neuroethics Essay Contest, high-school category, is by Prithvi Nathan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Guns and the Mental Health MisnomerNeuroethics Viewpoint
While mass shootings continue to escalate, politics has led to the absence of solid, peer-reviewed research that will help identify individuals who might commit violent crimes. Column by Philip M. Boffey