Marcelo M. Wanderley (supervisor)
Virginia Penhune (Concordia University)
Robert Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute)
Concordia University (Penhune)
Canadian Foundation for Innovation (Zatorre & Wanderley)
NSERC Discovery Grant (Wanderley)
CIRMMT student funds (Hollinger) 2007-2008
Collaborative project (CIRMMT, BRAMS - Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound).
2006– Status: Ongoing
This project focuses on the development of an MR-compatible cello interface that can be used inside MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners. The optically-sensed electro-acoustic cello allows neuroscientists studying motor learning of musical tasks to perform functional scans of a subject's brain while synchronizing the scanner, auditory and visual stimuli, and auditory feedback with the cellists instrumental gestures, such as fingering, bow speed, and bow pressure.