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Marion Cousineau

Marion Cousineau
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Marion Cousineau received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology in 2010 from Université Paris Descartes and Ecole normale supérieure, where she worked under the supervision of Daniel Pressnitzer in the "Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception".

Her dissertation was entitled "Psychophysical measurement of auditory sequence processing", and investigated the specificity of pitch sequences in normal hearing listeners, and pitch-sequence impairment in cochlear implant listeners.

She is curretly a post-doctoral researcher at BRAMS, Université de Montréal, under the supervision of Isabelle Peretz. In a two-year post-doctoral fellowship funded by the Fyssen Foundation she currently studies the neuro-functionnal origin of the pitch deficit in amusia.



Cousineau, M., Oxenham, AJ. & Peretz, I. (2015) Congenital amusia: a cognitive disorder limited to resolved harmonics and with no peripheral basis. Neuropsychologia , vol. 66, pp. 293-301

Cousineau, M., McDermott, J. & Peretz, I. (2012) The basis of musical consonance as revealed by congenital amusia. PNAS