Our laboratory studies how humans organize information to construct knowledge representations. We investigate these processes in real-life and virtual environments from the converging perspectives of information science, cognitive psychology, linguistics and applied physics (acoustics and signal processing).

Funded Projects

  • 2016-2018 Columbia University Research Initiatives in Science & Engineering (RISE). Listening to the physics of earthquakes (Collaborator, B. Holtsman, P.I.).
  • 2016-2017 NSERC Engage Plus grant. Finalization and validation of a virtual acoustic model (with Applied Acoustics Systems) (P.I.).
  • 2016-2018 SSHRC Insight Development Grant. Sounds in the city: Applying the soundscape approach to urban noise management (In-kind from Ville de Montréal and Dumoulin Acoustics) (P.I.).
  • 2015-2016 NSERC Engage grant. Virtual acoustics models for physically-modeled musical instruments (In-kind from Applied Acoustics Systems) (P.I.).
  • 2015 CFI – NIF. Live expression “in-situ”: Musical and audiovisual performance and reception (co-I., M. Wanderley, P.I. and 8 others).
  • 2015 MITACS – Globalink Research Award. Perception of aural and visual trajectories for 3D audio composition and production (P.I., Co-P.I. S. Huot at INRIA, France)
  • 2014 – 2015 NSERC Engage grant. Spatialized and interactive artificial binaural reverberation. (In-kind from Audiokinetic) (P.I.).
  • 2014 – 2019 FRQ – Regroupement Stratégique. Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Music Media and Technology (Co-I., M. Wanderley, P.I. and 40 others).
  • 2014 CFI – Leaders Opportunity Fund Award. Digital Musical Instrument Performance Research and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory (PR2P) (Co-I., M. Wanderley, P.I. and S. Ferguson).
  • 2013 SSHRC – Connection. Colloque International : Analyser les processus de création musicale / Tracking the creative process in music (Co-I., J. Goldman, P.I. and 3 others).
  • 2013 – 2018 NSERC – Discovery Grant. Upper limits of auditory motion perception. (P.I.).
  • 2013-2016 Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación). Signal Analysis for the Discovery of Traditional Music Repertories (SIGMUS) (Collaborator, X. Serra, P.I.).
  • 2012 – 2017 McGill University – William Dawson Award (P.I.).
  • 2011 – 2016 NSF Research Coordination Network Grant. A global sustainable soundscape network. (Co-I., B. Pijanowski, P.I.).
  • 2010 – 2013 NSERC – Collaborative Research and Development, Physical characterization and perception of vibration transmission of road bike components. (Co-I., Y. Champoux, P.I. and 1 other).
  • 2009 – 2012 CFI – NIF. Vibroacoustics of large-scale, complex, multi-material structures in aerospace and terrestrial transport. (Co-I., A. Berry, P.I.).
  • 2009 – 2012 European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST). Soundscapes of European Cities and Landscapes. (Co-I., J. Kang, P.I.)
  • 2008 – 2013 FQRSC/FQRNT – Regroupement Stratégique. Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Music Media and Technology. (Co-I. and Associate Director, S. McAdams, P.I. and Director)
  • 2008 – 2012 CFI, New Initiatives Fund. Laboratory for BRAin, Music and Sound (BRAMS): The Biological Foundations of Music. (Other user, Peretz, P.I.)
  • 2008 – 2011 NSERC – Collaborative Research and Development, Soundfield rendering in aircraft cabins/cockpits. (Co-Pi with A. Berry)
  • 2008 – 2010 FQRSC – Equipe en emergence. Perception of Audio Quality. (Co-I., I. Fujinaga, P.I.)
  • 2007 – 2008 CIRMMT Strategic Innovation Funding. Perception of rhythmic similarity in flamenco music. (P.I.)
  • 2006 – 2008 NSERC – Special Research Opportunity, Haptics, Sound and Interaction in the Design of Enactive Interfaces. (Co.I, M. Wanderley, P.I)
  • 2006 – 2011 CFI – Leaders Opportunity Fund Award, Perceptual evaluation of human-computer interaction: Applications to the design of adaptive multimodal systems. (P.I.)
  • 2006 – 2011 CFI – Infrastructure Operating Fund, Perceptual evaluation of human-computer interaction. (P.I.)
  • 2006 – 2008 FQNRT – Nouveau Chercheur – Auditory perception of space. (P.I.)
  • 2005 McGill University Start-Up Funds. (P.I.)

Industrial Contracts

  • 2015 Institut de Tourisme et Hôtellerie du Québec. Influence de l’ambiance sonore sur l’expérience du mangeur en restauration gastronomique. (P.I.).
  • 2013 Sennheiser electronic GmbH&Co.KG. A perceptual evaluation of non-ideal diffuse fields and corresponding three dimensional algorithmic representations. (P.I.).
  • 2012 Sennheiser electronic GmbH&Co.KG. Object-based Spatial Audio. (P.I.).
  • 2011 – 2012 Sennheiser electronic GmbH&Co.KG. High-definition Spatial Audio. (P.I.).
  • 2008 – 2011 France Télécom Research & Development. Modeling of 3D audio masking for multichannel audio coders (P.I.: S. McAdams, McGill).

Collaboration Agreements

  • 2008 – 2009 CIRMMT – Sonic Emotion AG. Research collaboration agreement. Perceptual evaluation of Wave Field Synthesis Rendering (P.I).
  • 2007 – CIRMMT – Silentech. Memorandum of Agreement. Perceptual evaluation of Wave Field Synthesis Rendering (Co-I. Don McLean P.I.).

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