Jessica Grahn named to College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

September 09, 2020

Jessica Grahn, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Rob Rombouts, with notes from Douglas Keddy

Jessica Grahn has been named a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Grahn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and a world leader in the area of cognitive neuroscience of music. She investigates why we move to rhythm and how movement and rhythm may be connected in the brain. Her brain scanning studies examine how different motor areas in the brain respond to different types of rhythm. She also examines how rhythm and music may be processed in the brains of those with dysfunction in movement areas, such as Parkinson’s disease.

Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

Together, the members of the College will address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the College.

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, created in 2014, is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. Up to 100 Members may be elected each year and membership is for seven years.

Other Faculty members previously named to the College include: