Isabelle Peretz biography

Isabelle Peretz



Who is Isabelle Peretz?

Isabelle Peretz is a professor of psychology at the University of Montreal, holding a Canada Research Chair and Casavant Chair in neurocognition of music. She specializes in music cognition, focusing on congenital and acquired musical disorders and on the cognitive and biological foundations of music processing in general. In 2005, Peretz became the founding co-director of the international laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound research, a multi-university consortium that is jointly affiliated with McGill University and the University of Montreal. Peretz was educated in Brussels, Belgium, and she earned her Ph.D. in experimental psychology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1984, after which she accepted a faculty position at University of Montreal, where she has remained ever since.


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