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Philippe Albouy

Philippe Albouy

École de psychologie

Professeur sous octroi adjoint

philippe.albouy@psy.ulaval.ca

Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard Local L-042

Philippe Albouy est professeur adjoint à l’École de psychologie de l’Université Laval et chercheur régulier au Centre de recherche CERVO. Il a complété en 2013 un doctorat en neurosciences au Centre de recherche en neurosciences de Lyon - Université Lyon 1 (France), financé par le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) sous la direction des docteures Barbara Tillmann et Anne Caclin. Ses travaux portaient sur la caractérisation des dynamiques neuronales soutenant la perception et la mémoire de stimuli auditifs complexes chez l’homme. Pour ce faire, il a développé une approche multidisciplinaire combinant des méthodes comportementales, et des méthodes neurophysiologiques (magnétoencéphalographie, MEG; imagerie par résonance magnétique fonctionnelle, IRMf, EEG intracrânien) ainsi que des méthodes anatomiques (par exemple, une IRM de diffusion). En 2014, il a rejoint le département de neurologie et de neurochirurgie de l’Université McGill en tant que boursier postdoctoral (initialement financé par la Fondation Fyssen, puis par une bourse Banting du CRSNG) pour développer son programme de recherche en collaboration avec le Pr Robert Zatorre et le Pr Sylvain Baillet. Ses travaux visaient à identifier et à moduler les oscillations cérébrales (fluctuations rythmiques de l'activité cérébrale) afin d'améliorer les fonctions cognitives chez l’homme (par exemple, la mémoire de travail). Pour ce faire, il utilise des techniques multimodales (MEG/EEG/IRM), combinées à des méthodes de stimulation non invasives (par exemple, la stimulation magnétique transcrânienne (STM)). Dans ses travaux les plus récents, il a démontré que les oscillations cérébrales peuvent être entraînées de manière contrôlée à l'aide de STM lors de la réalisation de tâches cognitives. Cet entraînement améliore de manière spécifique et causale le fonctionnement des réseaux cérébraux (connectivité interrégionale, par exemple) ainsi que les fonctions exécutives des participants (mémoire de travail).

Son programme de recherche vise à poursuivre la caractérisation des effets des techniques de stimulation cérébrale non invasive optimisées (basées sur l’information) : premièrement, en caractérisant des marqueurs cérébraux oscillatoires pertinents (couplage cross-fréquentiel); deuxièmement, en étudiant la relation causale entre les oscillations cérébrales et les fonctions cognitives via des approches de stimulation cérébrale non invasive; troisièmement, en combinant des approches de stimulation à des interventions longitudinales (tels que l’entrainement comportementale ou la remédiation cognitive).

Enseignement

  • PSY-7058       Développement et fonctionnement du cerveau
  • PSY-3150       Recherche dirigée I
  • PSY-3151       Recherche dirigée II

Projets de recherche

En cours

NSERC Discovery Fund for Interdisciplinary Research, Driving brain functions with information-based neuromodulation, de 2019 à 2024.

CIHR Discovery Fund for Interdisciplinary Research, Brain connectivity-based optimization of non-invasive brain stimulation to improve cognitive symptoms in schizophrenia,  de 2019 à 2024.

FRQS - Junior 1 Scholar, Enhancing cognitive functions through information-based neuromodulation, de 2019 à 2023.

Starting Grant, CERVO Brain Research Center, de 2019 à 2022.

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, Discovery Fund for Interdisciplinary Research, Brain plasticity mediating improved memories through online and offline stimulation methods in healthy adults and patients with a chronic neurological condition, de 2018 à 2022.

Terminés

Pilot project - Quebec BioImaging Network, A new neuro-modulatory approach to regulate neurobiological alterations associated to cognitive deficits in Schizophrenia, de 2017 à 2018.

Pilot projects - Quebec BioImaging Network, Modulating Auditory perception with rhythmic stimulations, de 2014 à 2015.

Publications

Albouy, P., Peretz, I., Bermudez, P., Zatorre, R.J., Tillmann, B. & Caclin, A. (2019). Specialized neural dynamics for verbal and tonal short-term memory: fMRI evidence from congenital amusia. Human Brain Mapping, 40:855–867.

Albouy, P., Baillet, S. & Zatorre, R.J. (2018). Driving Working Memory with Frequency-Tuned Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation. Annals of the New-York Academy of Sciences. 10.1111/nyas.13664.

Albouy, P., Weiss, A., Baillet, S. & Zatorre, R.J. (2017). Selective entrainment of theta oscillations in the dorsal stream causally enhances auditory working memory performance. Neuron 94, 93:206. 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.03.015.

Albouy, P., Cousineau, M., Caclin, A., Tillmann, B. & Peretz, I. (2016). Impaired encoding of rapid pitch information underlies perception and memory deficits in congenital amusia. Scientific Reports 6: 18861; doi :10.1038/srep18861.

Albouy, P., Mattout, J., Sanchez, G., Tillmann, B. & Caclin, A. (2015). Altered retrieval of melodic information in congenital amusia: Insights from Dynamic Causal Modeling of MEG data. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 20.

Albouy, P., Lévêque, Y., Hyde, K., Bouchet, P., Tillmann, B. & Caclin, A. (2014). Boosting pitch encoding with audiovisual interactions in congenital amusia. Neuropsychologia, 67, 111:20.

Albouy, P., Schulze, K., Caclin, A. & Tillmann, B. (2013). Does tonality boost short-term memory in congenital amusia? Brain Research 1537, 224-232.

Albouy, P., Mattout, J., Bouet, R., Maby, E., Sanchez, G., Aguera, P.E., Daligault, S., Delpuech, C., Bertrand, O., Caclin, A. & Tillmann, B. (2013). Impaired pitch perception and memory in congenital amusia: the deficit starts in the auditory cortex. Brain 136, 1639-1661.

Publications as co-author

Norman-Haignere, S., Albouy, P., Caclin, A., McDermott, J.H., Kanwisher, N.G. & Tillmann, B. (2016). Pitch-Responsive Cortical Regions in Congenital Amusia. The Journal of Neuroscience 36 (10), 2986-2994.

Tillmann, B., Lévêque, Y., Fornoni, L., Albouy, P. & Caclin, A. (2016). Impaired short-term memory for pitch in congenital amusia. Brain Research 1640, 251-263.

Lévêque, Y., Fauvel, B.,Groussard, M., Caclin, A., Albouy, P., Platel, H. & Tillmann, B. (2016). Altered intrinsic connectivity of the auditory cortex in congenital amusia. Journal of Neurophysiology, jn. 00663.2015.

Tillmann, B., Lalitte, P., Albouy, P., Caclin, A. & Bigand, E. (2016). Discrimination of tonal and atonal music in congenital amusia. Neuropsychologia 85, 10-18.

Tillmann, B., Albouy, P. & Caclin, A. (2015). Congenital Amusias. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Oxford, Elsevier), 129:589-605.

Tillmann, B., Albouy, P., Caclin, A. & Bigand, E. (2014). Musical familiarity in congenital amusia: Evidence from a gating paradigm. Cortex 59, 84-94.

Torrecillos, F., Albouy, P., Brochier, T. & Malfait, N. (2014). Does the processing of sensory and reward-prediction errors involve common neural resources? Evidence from a frontocentral negative potential modulated by movement execution errors. J Neurosci 34, 4845-4856.

Communications

Differential sensitivity to temporal and spectral acoustic modulations for speech and music perception, Neural Plasticity Symposium, Montreal Neurological Institute, Montreal, Canada, October 2018.

Driving working memory with frequency-tuned non-invasive brain stimulations, QBIN Scientific day, IUGM, Montreal, Canada, March 2018.

Auditory Memory, cerebral networks and perspective of rehabilitation via longitudinal training and rhythmic stimulation, CINQ Conference, Centre de recherche CERVO, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, December 2017.

Behavioral training and information-based non-invasive stimulation as rehabilitation tools for impaired auditory working memory - The Neurosciences and Music VI, Symposium 2: Auditory short-term memory in healthy and pathological brains, Harvard Medical School, USA, June 2017.

Driving working memory, Working Memory workshop, Boston University, USA, June 2017.

Driving brain functions with rhythmic stimulations, CRBLM, Montreal, Canada, March 2016 - and Cognition and circuits lectures April 2016.

Modulating auditory perception with rhythmic stimulations, MEG@McGill Training session, Montreal, Canada, November 2015, March 2016, April 2017.

Separated neural resources for tonal and verbal memory, evidence from congenital amusia, CERNEC scientific days, Saint Sauveur, Canada, 10 March 2014.

Auditory working memory, the ACN Network Meeting, Leipzig, Germany, 20-21 April 2011.

Perception and memory deficits in congenital amusia, an MEG study: MEG Workshop LYON, Paris, France, February 2010.

Curriculum

Education and training

Postdoctoral fellow. McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, 2014-2019.

Postdoctoral fellow. McGill University, Montreal Neurological Institute, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Faculty of Social Sciences, ELSC, 2015-2016.

Ph.D. University of Lyon, France, Neuroscience Program, INSERM U1028, CNRS UMR5292 Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, 2010-2013.

Visiting scholar at the BRAMS laboratory. Université de Montréal, Canada, 2011-2011.

Master of Science. University of Lyon, France, Neuroscience Program, atier Mental-Health Hospital, EA 4166- Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 2008-2010.

Bachelor of Science. University of Lyon, France, Cellular Biology and Physiology Program, 2005-2008.

Fellowships

Chercheur-Boursier, FRQS - Junior 1 Scholar,  235 698 $, 4 years, 2019.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, 140 000 $, 2 years, 2016.
Parental leave 1: 1st March 2017 to 30 September 2017
Parental leave 2: 1st December 2018 to 31 May 2019

Postdoctoral Scholarship, Erasmus Mundus Student Exchange Network, Neuroscience 18 000€, 10 months, 2015.

Postdoctoral Fellowship of the MNI, Jeanne Timmins Costello, fellowship 40 000 $ (declined), 1 year, 2015.

Postdoctoral fellowship of the FYSSEN Foundation, 50 000 €, 2 years, 2014.

PhD Scholarship Erasmus Mundus Student Exchange Network 9000 €, 6 months, 2011.

PhD fellowship of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 50 000 €, 3 years, 2010.

Awards and Travel Grants

Best presentation award, Quebec BioImaging Network, 500 $, 2016.

Travel Award from the Labex Celya (Centre Lyonnais d’Acoustique), 1200 €, 2013.

Travel Award from the Mariani Foundation, 1500 €, 2011.

Research Grants

NSERC Discovery fund, Discovery Fund for Interdisciplinary Research, Driving brain functions with information-based neuromodulation, (Principal Applicant), 5 years, 2019, 177 000 $.

FRQS, Junior 1 Scholar, Driving brain functions with information-based neuromodulation, (Principal Applicant), 4 years, 2019, 80 000 $.

CERVO Brain Research Center, Starting Grant, (Principal Applicant), 3 years, 300 000 $.

CIHR Project Discovery fund, Discovery Fund for Interdisciplinary Research, Brain connectivity-based optimization of non-invasive brain stimulation to improve cognitive symptoms in schizophrenia, (Principal Applicant : Pr Pierre Orban), 2019, 562 276 $.

Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives, Discovery Fund for Interdisciplinary Research, Brain plasticity mediating improved memories through online and offline stimulation methods in healthy adults and patients with a chronic neurological condition, (Principal Applicant : Pr Julien Doyon), 2018, 1 500 000 $.

Quebec BioImaging Network, pilot projects, A new neuro-modulatory approach to regulate neurobiological alterations associated to cognitive deficits in Schizophrenia, (Principal Applicant : Pr Pierre Orban), 2017, 12 500 $.

Quebec BioImaging Network, pilot projects, Modulating Auditory perception with rhythmic stimulations, (Principal Applicant), 2014, 10 000 $.

Teaching Experience

Qualification to teach neuroscience at the University level, from the French "Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale" and the "Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation", 2018-2022.

PhD Psychology program, Université de Montréal, PhD Evaluation and lecturer, 15 h, 2016-2018.

Bachelor level, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lecturer in Neurosciences, 80 h, 2010-2012.

Member of the selecion committee for CIHR PhD fellowship - section B

Evaluation of PhD applications for PhD CIHR fellowship, 2016-2020.

External reviewer for peer-reviewed publications

  • Human Brain Mapping
  • Advances in Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychologia
  • Music Perception
  • Brain Science
  • Brain Research
  • Scientific Reports
  • PlosOne
  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Human Neuroscience          
  • JASA                                       
  • Journal of Neurophysiology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Associations and Activities

Member of the Board of directors, Paris Montagne association, 2010-2013.

Organization of  "Saisons du CRNL", conferences, 2010-2013.

Participation to "Fête de la science", Animation of a stand "Brain Computer interface", for public and high school students, 2010-2013.

Member of scientific societies

QBIN (Quebec Bio-Imaging Network), 2014-...

Mariani foundation, 2010-...

Organization for Human Brain Mapping, 2010-...

CINQ, 2019-...

Intérêts de recherche

  • Cognition normale et pathologique
  • Électroencéphalographie (EEG)
  • Électrophysiologie
  • imagerie par résonance magnétique fonctionnelle (IRMf)
  • Mémoire
  • Neuroimagerie fonctionnelle
  • Neuroscience cognitive
  • Stimulation magnétique transcrânienne (TMS)