About Dr. Grahn
_I am a cognitive neuroscientist who studies music, appointed as an associate professor in the Brain and Mind Institute and the Department of Psychology at Western University, in London, Ontario. Before, I was at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, England, and an Associate Lecturer in Biological Psychology with the Open University. (And a little tip: Grahn rhymes with "on", not "an").
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Undergraduate students should send me a CV, transcript, a sample of writing, as well as a short description of why they are interested in this area of research and the time commitment they are able to make. Students may want to read about important traits I look for in both undergrads and grads. Post-docs may want to look at the Banting Fellowships, Marie Curie fellowships (Europeans), CIHR Fellowships, NSERC Fellowships, or various other lists of fellowships.
New postdoctoral fellows
The Music and Neuroscience Lab is very happy to welcome two new Postdocs to our Lab.
Welcome Dr. Lucy McGarry coming from the "SMART lab" at Ryerson University and Dr. Molly Henry from the "Auditory Cognition" research group at the MAX Planck Institute Leipzig!
Dr. Grahn granted Understanding Human Cognition Award from McDonnell Foundation
Dr. Grahn received one of eight awards worldwide in Human Cognition from the James S. McDonnell Foundation. The funds will support a range of projects in the lab over six years.
Dr. Grahn granted tenure
Congratulations from our whole lab to Dr. Jessica Grahn on being granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor from July 1, 2015.
Two awards from Parkinson Society Canada
The Music and Neuroscience Lab received a Pilot Project Grant and a CIHR priority award for research into the effects of music on gait, and what neural pathways allow music to alter gait in healthy adults as well as patients with Parkinson's Disease..
Dan Alferov in the News!
Dan Alferov, a volunteer researcher in the Brain and Mind Institute, represented Canada at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles. He was awarded with the International Honor Society in Psychology award.
Read more about his research and accomplishments in these recent news articles:
Let’s face it, he’s No. 1
London teenager developing psychological test that can read your emotions
*BMI Postdoc Positions Available*
The Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) has funding available for 5 new postdoctoral fellows., open to work with any BMI advisor (including Dr. Grahn!).
Congratulations to PhD students Dan Cameron and Tram Nguyen for winning full scholarships to The Neurosciences and Music conference in Dijon this May!
June 2014: IAMM 2014
Dr. Grahn will be giving a talk at the 3rd international conference of the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM).
Where: Toronto, Ontario
When: June 24-27, 2014
May 2014: Minds on Minds Symposium
Dr. Grahn will be speaking at the Faculty of Education's very first Education-Neuroscience Symposium.
Where: Ivey Business School, 1225 Western Rd, London, ON
When: May 23, 2014
April 2014: Sex, Drugs and Rock-and-Roll
Dr. Grahn is giving a talk at Western University's Public Lectures series on the effects of music on human movement.
Where: Stevenson & Hunt Meeting Room A, London Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, ON
Admission: free; no registration required
When: April 10, 17 and 24 2014, 7-8:30 p.m
March 2014: Science in Society Speaker Series
Dr. Grahn is giving a talk on 'Why We Move To Music' at the Science and Society Speaker Series on March 13, 2014.
Where: Okanagan Science Center, Vernon, BC
Admission: $7, in advance; $10, at door
November: Grahn Lab attends Parkinson Regional Conference
Li-Ann Leow, Cloris Xue, and Cricia Rinchon of the Grahn Lab attended the Parkinson Regional Conference at the Hilton London to recruit participants for research studies on Parkinson's Disease. Snapd London.
September: Postdoctoral position available
We have a postdoctoral fellow opening in our lab. Closing date September 30th (but late applications will be considered).
July: Dr. Grahn interviewed for "The New Brain"
In The New Brain, Maclean’s best writers examine the most intriguing ideas about the body’s most complex organ. Dr. Grahn comments on the possible origins of the special musical abilities in humans, and how music and language may have evolved together. She also discusses the role of music in infancy. The New Brain is available online or at newstands now.
April: Dr. Grahn speaks at TEDxWestern
Does music make you smarter? Should babies listen to music to improve their brain development? The answers to these questions and more...
Watch the full talk here--currently over 20,000 views!
A recent interview about Mozart effect.
March: Dr. Grahn speaks at TEDxWaterloo
How do human responses to rhythm compare to other animals? What goes on in our brains when we're listening to music?
Watch the full talk here.
March: Working out to music (Scientific American)
Let's Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music
New research clarifies why music and exercise make such a good team, and how to create an optimal workout playlist. Dr. Grahn contributes.
By Ferris Jabr