Rebecca Scheurich received her PhD in Experimental Psychology at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Caroline Palmer. Her current research interests include how the brain supports memory for complex, real-world events as well as how we may be able to use cues such as music to enhance memory for these events. Rebecca is also an advocate for science education and communication, participating in and helping to organize events aimed at engaging community members in the sciences. Outside of the lab, Rebecca enjoys Crossfit, weightlifting, and exploring new parts of the world whenever possible.

My Passions

I am passionate about rigorous science, engaging my community with science in a way that can improve the impact of the work, and making science accessible to anyone and everyone.


I recently sat down with Effie Pereira from the McGill Psychology Department to discuss how I got started studying music and the brain, what excites me most about what I do, and what keeps me going. 

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