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About Esther Germain

Esther completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany. For her undergraduate’s thesis, she investigated the risk-taking behaviour of women under the influence of stress. As a musician, Esther has been playing the violin since the age of 5. Her clinical experience includes working with children with autism in a recreational facility in Freiburg. She is currently preparing her master's thesis under the supervision of Dr. Krista Hyde in which she is investigating the relationship of pitch and melody-perception in children with autism.


Presentations:


Germain E., Foster N.E., Chowdhury R., Sharda M., Tryfon A., Hyde K.L., for NeuroDevNet ASD imaging group. “The relationship between pitch direction perception and local pitch processing in autism and typical development”.  Poster presentation at “23rd Scientific Day of the Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognition (CERNEC)”, March 13-14, 2015, St-Sauveur, Canada.


Germain E., Foster N.E., Chowdhury R., Sharda M., Tryfon A., Hyde K.L., for NeuroDevNet ASD imaging group. “Pitch direction perception predicts the ability to detect local pitch structure in autism and typical development”. Poster presentation at “10th anniversary symposium of the international laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research (BRAMS)”, October 21- 23, 2015, Montreal, Canada.

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