Emily BJ Coffey, PH. D.

I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University. I received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2016 from McGill University (Prof. Robert Zatorre), an M.Sc. (Research) in Brain and Cognitive Science in 2009 from the University of Amsterdam, and a B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 2006. Between 2006 and 2009 I worked as a Human Behaviour and Performance specialist and trainer at the European Space Agency (European Astronaut Centre, Cologne, Germany), and between 2002 and 2005 I worked as a flight and theory instructor on light aircraft at several airports in Ottawa, Canada. Most recently, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, under the supervision of Prof. Jan Born.


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I’m an M1 student from Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris, and I’m currently visiting CL:ASP to improve my general knowledge about sleep and memory. I focus on EEG/MEG methods to study the structural connectivity of the brain during sleep.






Reyan Restani

Im a Master’s student visiting from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse (Neurosciences and Neuropsychology). My work uses a behavioral neuroscience approach towards understanding the mechanisms and the structures involved in behavior. I’m very interested about the effects of music on the brain, neurogenesis, and behavior. Music can help us to understand mechanisms of memory, which can lead to treatments of some brain-related diseases; I think and I hope this approach can offer inexpensive therapeutic possibilities that we can suggest to a lot of people. I am particularly interested in diseases of addition, language, and developmental disorders.



Khashayar (James) Zardoui

I am an undergraduate biology student at Concordia University and I am thinking of studying neuroscience in the future. I am interested in figuring out the effects that sleep has on memory consolidation.





Alix Noly-Gandon

I am a PhD student at McGill University, co-supervised by Dr. Emily Coffey and Dr. Robert Zatorre. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences and my master’s degree in Neuroscience at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France). I am deeply interested in the effects of musical training on brain plasticity throughout the lifespan and in the study of factors that contribute to brain health. During my PhD, I will be studying the role of sleep in memory consolidation of complex auditory-motor tasks using MEG and EEG, in healthy younger adults.


Wei Wei Heng

I am a PhD student from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. I am having my winter research internship in Polytechnique Montreal, supervised by Dr Giovanni Beltrame and co-supervised by Dr Emily Coffey. I am interested to explore the neuroscience of musical experience and look into how online musical training serves as an an alternative or complement to naturalistic learning.


Sai Chong Yeh

I am a PhD student from University of Malaya and joined Coffey Lab as research intern in 2019. I have received my Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Hons) from The National University of Malaysia and Bachelor of Science from University of Duisburg Essen, Germany, both in 2014. I have worked as research assistant in Applied Control and Robotics Laboratory, ACRLAB in University of Malaya from 2015 to 2016. I am keen to explore the potential of human brain and contribute to the advancement of science and technology in the future. My research interests are EEG signal processing and machine learning.

Camille Bouhour

I am an undergraduate student at Concordia University completing a B.Sc. in Behavioural Neuroscience. I am gaining experience using different brain imaging techniques such as EEG, and also exploring what research in Pscyhology could bring to my future career. I am particularly interested in learning more about brain functioning during sleep and ways in which to test and study it.


Heleen Verbist

I’m a master’s student from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in Belgium. I’m doing a research internship at CL:ASP to get more experience in the different steps of the research process. I’m very interested in the effects of sleep on the brain and its role in motor memory consolidation. During this internship I’ll be helping Alix on her project about the role of sleep in memory consolidation of complex auditory-motor tasks using MEG and EEG, in healthy younger adults.

Caroline Holden

I am an undergrad majoring in psychology. After getting music degrees at McGill (BMus) and the Manhattan School of Music (MMus), I spent many years performing and teaching. Recently, I’ve returned to school to get the credits I need to apply to a speech-language pathology program. I’d like to help singers recover from voice disorders, with a specific focus on disorders arising from hormonal changes during perimenopause/menopause. Being part of Emily Coffey’s lab is opening my eyes to a whole new world!


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