Thursday, 05 May 2022 18:21

New intern at the lab: Juan Camilo

This summer we are hosting a Mitacs research intern in the lab: Juan Camilo! Juan is a medical student in Medellin, Colombia and he is joining us for the next three months as part of MITACS’s Globalink internship program.

Friday, 29 April 2022 20:11

Latest news

Last week, several members of the lab received positive news, which we would like to share with you.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 19:03

Launch of the lab video

Roll out the red carpet, it's time for the launch of our lab's Introductory video!

Thursday, 10 February 2022 18:33

Arrival of Edith

This week, we are pleased to announce the arrival of a postdoctoral fellow in our lab: Edith!

The ability to perceive speech in the presence of noise declines with age. However, the practice of certain musical activities, such as singing, could minimize this decline. But is this the case for everyone who sings? And how can we explain the link between singing and speech perception?

Tuesday, 01 February 2022 21:50

Winter 2022 projects

The winter of 2022 is shaping up to be quite busy at the lab, and we’ve decided to give you an overview of what we’ll be working on!

Thursday, 27 January 2022 18:34


How many neurons are there in our brain? What do these cells look like?

Wednesday, 26 January 2022 15:40

Arrival of Camille

A new international graduate research intern, Camille, is joining our lab for the winter 2022 semester!

Thursday, 16 December 2021 21:49

2021 in review

As we approach the end of 2021, it is time to take stock of our realizations!

Wednesday, 01 December 2021 18:05

Participation in the SNL 2021 conference

From October 5 to 8, an important international conference took place: the annual meeting of the "Society for the Neurobiology of Language 2021"!

Wednesday, 01 December 2021 16:29

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electroencephalography is a technique that measures the electrical activity generated by large populations of neurons through electrodes placed on the scalp.

Congratulations to Valérie and Pascale, respectively student and director of the laboratory, for their scientific article that was recently accepted for publication! This article will be the first chapter of Valérie’s doctoral thesis. 

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 19:29

Conference on the neurobiology of language

Interested in language and how the brain works? Whether you are a neophyte or initiated in these fields, we invite you to watch a conference given this summer by Dre. Tremblay on the topic of the neurobiology of language!

Friday, 10 September 2021 16:59

New interns in the lab: Béatrice & Alexandre

This fall, we are not welcoming one, but two new research interns to our team!

Tuesday, 31 August 2021 15:39

Arrival of Marjorie

The beginning of the school year always comes with new students at the lab! 

The influence of visual information on speech perception is well known. For example, when we are in a noisy environment, lipreading makes it easier to understand speech.

Tuesday, 06 July 2021 16:25

The McGurk effect

You like testing illusions? We invite you to experience an illusory phenomenon linked to the perception of speech!

Tuesday, 06 July 2021 15:52

Cognitive functions

In our research projects, we often use tests that assess cognitive functions, also called "cognition".

Friday, 18 June 2021 14:37

Podcast with Dr. Tremblay

On June 8, Pascale Tremblay, director of the laboratory, spoke with Stephen Wilson, a professor at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA, as part of The Language Neuroscience Podcast, hosted by Professor Wilson.

Friday, 04 June 2021 16:02

Survey on verbal fluency

Have you ever scored verbal fluency tasks? We are launching today a new study, which is part of the master's project of Gabriel Frazer-McKee, a student of the lab!

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 13:40

Ethics approval

Several mad scientists have struck our imagination with their science experiments that had catastrophic consequences. Think of Doctor Frankenstein, who gave life to a monster made from human remains, Doctor Octopus whose body was fused to mechanical arms, or Doc Brown, who accidentally made Marty McFly travel back in time!

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 13:27

Being Deaf or hard of hearing

If you listen to Quebec Prime Minister Legault's press briefings on television, you may have noticed the presence of sign language interpreters. Has your curiosity been piqued by this language? Have you wondered what it must be like to live with deafness?

Monday, 17 May 2021 16:28


The results of a scientific study indicate this, those of another study rather suggest that, a third study supports the opposite... scientific literature can sometimes seem contradictory. What’s more, not all studies are of the same quality! How do you navigate all of this?!

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 13:31

Cognitive neuroscience and lefties

You may have noticed that we often recruit people that are right-handed in our studies.

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 13:31

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a brain imaging technique used by our laboratory. This fact sheet presents this technique and its interest in our research projects.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a neurostimulation method used by our lab. This sheet presents this technique and its use in our research projects.

In our day-to-day language, the terms speech, language, and communication are often used interchangeably. However, are these words synonyms? As it turns out, no, they are not! 

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 13:31

The peripheral auditory system

Isn’t it nice to hear birds singing, the voice of a loved one or our favourite song on the radio? All this is possible thanks to our hearing system!

“Why must Québécois French be my main language so that I can participate in your research project?” 

About Us

Le laboratoire des neurosciences de la parole et de l’audition, dirigé par Pascale Tremblay, Ph.D., se spécialise dans la recherche en neurosciences cognitives du langage. Nos travaux, fondamentalement multidisciplinaires, portent principalement sur les bases neurobiologiques de la perception et la production du langage et de la voix, et sur les facteurs qui affectent notre habileté à communiquer en contexte social (âge, cognition, audition, etc.).