Clara James

Affiliations: Faculty of Psychology and Science of Education

Group name: Geneva Musical Minds Lab (GEMMI lab)   

Domains: Development and Plasticity, Sensory and Motor Systems, Perception, Attention and Cognition

Keywords: brain plasticity, child development, countervail cognitive decline, Musical training regimens

Research activities

Research interests:

– Neuronal substrates at the root of perceptive, cognitive and motor functioning
– Experience-driven brain and behavioral plasticity following musical activity over the lifespan
– Links between general and musical cognition and their neuronal substrates
– Cognitive and brain features of musicians with absolute pitch
– Developing musical training regimens that:

  1. Countervail age-induced cognitive and sensorimotor decline and brain degeneration
  2. Boost cognitive, sensorimotor and associated brain development in children

Site web du groupe (in prep)


Latest publications



Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève
Haute Ecole de Santé de Genève