Evelina Fedorenko

Assistant Professor, Director of the EvLab at Harvard Medical School / Mass General Hospital

Ev Fedorenko is a cognitive neuroscientist who specializes in the study of the human language system. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics from Harvard University in 2002. She then proceeded to pursue graduate studies in cognitive science and neuroscience at MIT. After receiving her Ph.D. in 2007, she was awarded a K99/R00 career development award from NICHD and stayed on as a postdoctoral researcher and then a research scientist in the Kanwisher Lab at MIT. In 2014, she joined the faculty at HMS/MGH. Fedorenko aims to understand the computations we perform and the representations we build during language processing, and to provide a detailed characterization of the brain regions underlying these computations and representations both in healthy individuals and individuals with developmental and acquired brain disorders. She uses an array of methods, including fMRI, ERPs, and intracranial recordings.

Participant In:

Music to Whose Ears III: Music and Healing

Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:30pm EST

Past Event

There are well-known therapeutic effects of melody and rhythm on people with various cognitive and motor problems such as non-fluent aphasia, autism, Alzheimer disease, and Parkinson’s disease. By helping alleviate pain and anxiety, music can be also beneficial for preterm babies and for patients before and after surgeries. Empirical studies show that musically trained children… read more »