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Stefanie Blain-Moraes

  January 2019

January 11th, The Black Box Neuroscience & Arts Talk - Convergence Sci-Art Art-Sci Conferences.

Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Ph.D., P.Eng. Assistant Professor.

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University. 

Junior Scientist, Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program, Research Institute of the McGill 

University Health Centre.

Stefanie Blain-Moraes

BioMusic

Cameras: William Hrycyk (MUHC), Alexander Touliatos, & Cristian Zaelzer (Convergence). Edition: Cristian Zaelzer

The Convergence Initiative, in partnership with the BRaIN Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program and the Technology Platforms of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, and the Faculty of Fine Arts of Concordia University, is pleased to introduce the speaker of the 2019 Black Box Neuroscience and Arts Talk, Dr Stefanie Blain-Moraes. Trained at the University of Toronto in biomedical engineering(B.A.Sc.,PhD) and rehabilitation sciences (PhD), Stefanie completed a NIDRR and a CIHR postdoctoral fellowship in brain-computer interfaces, consciousness and anaesthesia at the University of Michigan. She also has an ARCT in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her research interests lie in developing novel methods of communication and interaction for individuals who struggle to move and speak, including, among other technologies, Biomusic. 

 

Biomusic is an affective technology that records physiological signals, detects emotional states, and translates the information into sound that can be played and perceived in real time. Biomusic has a wide range of potential applications. People who can benefit from Biomusic include minimally communicative individuals and their caregivers, people with dementia, people with severe disabilities, as well as people with alexithymia - a condition that entails an inability to identify one's own emotions. Biomusic can also be useful for stress monitoring and to provide biofeedback.

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L’initiative Convergence, en partenariat avec le Programme en réparation du cerveau et en neurosciences intégratives (IRCN) et les Plateformes technologiques de l’Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (IR-CUSM), et avec la Faculté des Beaux-Arts de l’Université Concordia, est heureuse de vous présenter la conférencière de l’édition 2019 de l’événement Black Box Neuroscience and Arts Talk, la Dre Stefanie Blain-Moraes. Stefanie a étudié à l’Université de Toronto en génie biomédical (B.A.Sc., PhD) et en sciences de la réadaptation (PhD), et a complété un stage postdoctoral supporté par l’IRSC et le NIDRR portant sur les interfaces cerveau-machine, la conscience et l’anesthésie à l’Université du Michigan. Elle détient également un certificat ARCT en interprétation au piano du Royal Conservatory of Music. Ses travaux de recherche portent sur le développement de nouvelles méthodes de communication et d’interaction pour les individus qui ont du mal à bouger et parler, méthodes qui incluent la technologie de la biomusique.  

 

La biomusique est une technologie affective qui enregistre les signaux physiologiques, détecte les émotions, et transforme cette information en son qui peut être joué et perçu en temps réel. La biomusique a un large nombre d’applications potentielles. Les gens qui peuvent en bénéficier incluent les individus qui communiquent minimalement, leurs aidants, les gens atteints de démence, ceux qui souffrent d’invalidité grave, ainsi que les personnes atteintes d’alexithymie, un trouble caractérisé par l’incapacité à identifier ses propres émotions. La biomusique peut également servir à mesurer le stress et supporter la rétroaction biologique.

 

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The Convergence Sci-Art/Art-Sci Conferences, of which The Black Box is part, is a series focussed on the crossover of disciplines with science, especially arts and communication. The talks cover subjects like the influence of media on modern science, the public perception of the scientific method, neuroscience popular misconceptions, neuroscience and technology in the medical practice, or science immersed artistic practice.

 

Convergence, Perceptions of Neuroscience is an independent initiative developed in partnership with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program of the RI-MUHC and Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts. It is supported by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, McGill University, Visual Voice Gallery, and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.

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