Virginia B Penhune
Affiliation: Concordia University
- Parallel contributions of cerebellar, striatal and M1 mechanisms to motor sequence learningVirginia B Penhune
Laboratory for Motor Learning and Neural Plasticity, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Canada
Behav Brain Res 226:579-91. 2012..M1 acts to store the representation of a learned sequence, likely as part of a distributed network including the parietal lobe and premotor cortex...
- Sensitive periods in human development: evidence from musical trainingVirginia B Penhune
Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Cortex 47:1126-37. 2011..The possible mechanisms underlying sensitive periods for musical training are discussed based on current theories describing the influence of both low-level features of sensory experience and higher-level cognitive processing...
- Listening to musical rhythms recruits motor regions of the brainJoyce L Chen
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, 3801 University St, Montreal, QC H3A 2B4, Canada
Cereb Cortex 18:2844-54. 2008..These functional dissociations shed light on the nature of action-perception processes and suggest an inherent link between auditory and motor systems in the context of rhythm...
- Rhythm synchronization performance and auditory working memory in early- and late-trained musiciansJennifer A Bailey
Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Exp Brain Res 204:91-101. 2010..These results support the idea of a sensitive period during the early years of childhood for developing sensorimotor synchronization abilities via musical training...
- Moving on time: brain network for auditory-motor synchronization is modulated by rhythm complexity and musical trainingJoyce L Chen
McGill University, 3801 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Cogn Neurosci 20:226-39. 2008..We argue that the superior ability of musicians to deconstruct and organize a rhythm's temporal structure relates to the greater involvement of the prefrontal cortex mediating working memory...
- A comparison of motor skill learning and retention in younger and older adultsSarah A Fraser
Department of Psychology, Center for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Exp Brain Res 195:419-27. 2009..Age equivalence was observed in sequence-specific learning and retention across days, and suggests that older adults may benefit from variable practice...
- Movement kinematics of prepotent response suppression in aging during conflict adaptationKevin M Trewartha
Center for Research in Human Development, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4B 1R6
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 66:185-94. 2011..The purpose of the current study was to explore the role of adjustments in motor control and conflict adaptation in younger and older adults' prepotent response suppression...
- Examining prepotent response suppression in aging: a kinematic analysisKevin M Trewartha
Center for Research in Human Development, and Center for Studies in Behavioral Neurobiology, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Psychol Aging 24:450-61. 2009..The results are discussed in terms of the influence of age-related cognitive inefficiency on motor control...
- Specific increases within global decreases: a functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of five days of motor sequence learningChristopher J Steele
Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6, Canada
J Neurosci 30:8332-41. 2010..Finally, functional connectivity between M1 and cerebellum in late learning points to their interaction as a mechanism underlying the long-term representation and expression of a well learned skill...
- A sensitive period for musical training: contributions of age of onset and cognitive abilitiesJennifer Bailey
Psychology Department, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1252:163-70. 2012..These findings are discussed in context of the sensitive period hypothesis as well as the debate surrounding cognitive differences between musicians and NM...
- When the brain plays music: auditory-motor interactions in music perception and productionRobert J Zatorre
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, 3801 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nat Rev Neurosci 8:547-58. 2007....
- Dual-task performance reveals increased involvement of executive control in fine motor sequencing in healthy agingSarah A Fraser
Center for Research in Human Development, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 65:526-35. 2010..At the highest difficulty level, both groups suffered performance costs. In line with gross motor research, these findings suggest a role for executive functions in fine motor performance in old age...
- Interactions between auditory and dorsal premotor cortex during synchronization to musical rhythmsJoyce L Chen
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Rm 276, 3801 University St, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 2B4
Neuroimage 32:1771-81. 2006..Auditory-motor interactions may take place at these regions with the dorsal premotor cortex interfacing sensory cues with temporally organized movement...
- Developmental contributions to motor sequence learningTal Savion-Lemieux
Laboratory for Motor Learning and Neural Plasticity, Department of Psychology and Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, QC, Canada
Exp Brain Res 195:293-306. 2009..We suggest that explicit knowledge of the MFST is not directly linked to task performance, thus challenging the implicit-explicit distinction in pediatric SRT studies assessing the developmental invariance model...
- The role of auditory and premotor cortex in sensorimotor transformationsJoyce L Chen
International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research, Montreal, Canada
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1169:15-34. 2009....
- The effect of early musical training on adult motor performance: evidence for a sensitive period in motor learningDonald Watanabe
Department of Psychology, SP A 244, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke, West, Montreal, QC, Canada
Exp Brain Res 176:332-40. 2007..These results are also consistent with the results of studies showing structural changes in motor-related regions of the brain in musicians that are specifically related to training early in life...
- Gesture imitation in musicians and non-musiciansMichael J Spilka
Department of Psychology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H4B 1R6, Canada
Exp Brain Res 204:549-58. 2010..It is also likely that musical training contributed to the ability to imitate manual gestures by influencing the personal action repertoire of musicians...
- Asymmetries of the planum temporale and Heschl's gyrus: relationship to language lateralizationRaquel Dorsaint-Pierre
Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Brain 129:1164-76. 2006..The findings suggest that this frontal cortical region bears a direct relationship to language lateralization, which may be related to use-dependent plasticity in patients with language reorganization...
- The effect of practice pattern on the acquisition, consolidation, and transfer of visual-motor sequencesTal Savion-Lemieux
Laboratory for Motor Learning and Neural Plasticity, Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St W, SP A 244, Montreal, PQ, H4B 1R6, Canada
Exp Brain Res 204:271-81. 2010..Given that all groups showed consolidation, we postulate that learning that occurs in the context of interference can show consolidation...
- The effects of practice and delay on motor skill learning and retentionTal Savion-Lemieux
Department of Psychology, Laboratory for Motor Learning, Cognitive Learning, and Neural Plasticity, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke St W, Science Pavilion SP 250, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1R6, Canada
Exp Brain Res 161:423-31. 2005..Second, all groups showed a decrement in percent response asynchrony, suggesting that synchronization may be a more difficult parameter to maintain because it relies heavily on sensorimotor integration...
- Dynamic cortical and subcortical networks in learning and delayed recall of timed motor sequencesVirginia B Penhune
Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6 Canada
J Neurosci 22:1397-406. 2002..During late learning, the BG may be involved in automatization. At delayed recall, movement parameters appear to be encoded in a distributed representation mediated by M1, premotor, and parietal cortex...
- The morphometry of auditory cortex in the congenitally deaf measured using MRIVirginia B Penhune
Concordia University, Department of Psychology, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Neuroimage 20:1215-25. 2003..Preservation of cortical volume in the deaf suggests plasticity in the input and output of auditory cortex that could include language-specific or more general-purpose information from other sensory modalities...
- Effects of balance status and age on muscle activation while walking under divided attentionSarah A Fraser
Center for Research in Human Development, Department of Psychology, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6, Canada
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P171-8. 2007..These results suggest that, during moderately demanding walking and cognitive performance, poor balancers can compensate successfully for their motoric vulnerability...