Distinguished Seminars in Neuroscience and Pharmacology


Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen

Held monthly during semesters - each last Wednesday

October and November 2011



October 26, 2011, Panum Institute


Music in the brain: Pitch, plasticity, imagery and emotion


Robert J. Zatorre

Montreal Neurological Institute
& BRAMS Laboratory, McGill University, Montreal, Canada











        Robert Zatorre and Ron Kupers 








Robert J. Zatorre - selected references

Salimpoor, V. N., Benovoy, M., Larcher, K., Dagher, A., & Zatorre, R. J. (2011). Anatomically distinct dopamine release during anticipation and experience of peak emotion to music. Nature Neuroscience, 14, 257-262.

Hyde, K. L., Lerch, J. P., Zatorre, R. J., Griffiths, T. D., Evans, A. C., & Peretz, I. (2007). Cortical thickness in congenital amusia: when less is better than more. Journal of Neuroscience, 27, 13028-13032.

Zatorre, R. J., Chen, J. L., & Penhune, V. B. (2007). When the brain plays music: auditory-motor interactions in music perception and production. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8, 547-558.

Hyde, K. L., Zatorre, R. J., Griffiths, T. D., Lerch, J. P., & Peretz, I. (2006). Morphometry of the amusic brain: a two-site study. Brain, 129, 2562-2570.

Klein, D., Zatorre, R. J., Chen, J. K., Milner, B., Crane, J., Belin, P. et al. (2006). Bilingual brain organization: a functional magnetic resonance adaptation study. NeuroImage, 31, 366-375.

Peretz, I. & Zatorre, R. J. (2005). Brain organization for music processing. Annual Review of Psychology, 56, 89-114.

Zatorre, R. J. & Halpern, A. R. (2005). Mental concerts: musical imagery and auditory cortex. Neuron, 47, 9-12.

Zatorre, R. J., Belin, P., & Penhune, V. B. (2002). Structure and function of auditory cortex: Music and speech. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 37-46.

Peretz, I., Blood, A. J., Penhune, V., & Zatorre, R. (2001). Cortical deafness to dissonance. Brain, 124, 928-940.

With abstract: pdf

November 30, 2011, Panum Institute



Giorgio M. Innocenti
Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Cortical connections in development and evolution


Maurice Ptito
Giorgio Innocenti

Giorgio M. Innocenti Selected references    

Innocenti, G. M. (2011). Development and evolution: two determinants of cortical connectivity. Progress in Brain Research, 189, 65-75.

Innocenti, G. M., Caminiti, R., & Hof, P. R. (2010). Fiber composition in the planum temporale sector of the corpus callosum in chimpanzee and human. Brain Struct.Funct., 215, 123-128.

Innocenti, G. M. (2009). Dynamic interactions between the cerebral hemispheres. Experimental Brain Research, 192, 417-423.

Innocenti, G. M. (2007). Subcortical regulation of cortical development: some effects of early, selective deprivations. Progress in Brain Research, 164, 23-37.

Innocenti, G. M. & Price, D. J. (2005). Exuberance in the development of cortical networks. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 6, 955-965.

Restrepo, C. E., Manger, P. R., Spenger, C., & Innocenti, G. M. (2003). Immature cortex lesions alter retinotopic maps and interhemispheric connections. Annals of Neurology, 54, 51-65.

Wtih abstracts: pdf

Photographs: Anders.Gade@psy.ku.dk