Investigation of the role of medial frontal cortex during episodic encoding in young and older adults
MS Society of Canada and MS Scientific Research Foundation announce $3.6 million grant to understanding B cells for future MS therapies
The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation announced a $3.6 million grant to investigate the role of the B cell, a type of white blood cell of the immune system, in contributing to the development and propagation of multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, has been awarded the 2014 Dan David Prize for her fundamental contributions to the science of memory and the brain. Dr. Milner is widely recognized as one of the founders of cognitive neuroscience–the field that brings together brain and behavior. Dr. Milner, who is the Dorothy J. Killam Professor of Psychology, shares the Prize for the category Present: “Combatting Memory Loss”, with Peter St. George-Hyslop (University of Cambridge) and John A.
How might musical experience affect speech processing? Relation of musical skills to speech perception and speaker recognition
Although evidence suggests that music and language perception may be dissociable, there are also data demonstrating a relation between musical skills and the processing of lexical tones. Music conservatory students, unfamiliar with tonal languages, have demonstrated higher accuracy in identifying, discriminating, and imitating the four lexical tones of Mandarin Chinese, as compared to university students who had not received conservatory training.
AstroMcGill presents the 21st Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Prof. Gil Holder. The lecture is entitled "Does this Dark Matter Make my Galaxy Look Fat?". The lecture will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. The lecture is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary.
The event will be held at the McGill Rutherford Physics Building, starting at 7:00pm.
In the spirit of February being “heart month”, together with our Montreal community’s needs at this time, we are holding a food drive for Sun Youth. Their needs are all year-round, not only at Christmas-time.
During the week of Valentine’s we encourage you to open your hearts again for our Montreal community. There will be a large bin in the James Lobby for donations of non-perishable food items only from Monday, February 10 to Friday, February 14.
On behalf of all those who will be helped with your donations, a very big thank you!
On the origins of novelty and diversity in development and evolution: case studies on horned beetles
The Joan Marsden Lecture in Organismal Biology
Dr. Armin Moczek, Department of Biology, Indiana University
Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2013 at 3:00pm in Redpath Museum Auditorium
Host: Dr. Ehab Abouheif
Everyone welcome - Reception to follow
The Annual Neuropsychology Day will take place Monday, April 28, 2014. In addition to poster presentations by members of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group, The Neuro will welcome Dr. Wolfram Schultz of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge who will deliver the 17th Annual Brenda Milner Lecture. The lecture takes place at 4:30 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre. The title of Dr. Schultz’s talk is “ Reward, dopamine and what is driving you”.
Cognition and Circuits Seminar: The Brain Health Now Project: One Model for Linking Fundamental and Clinical Research
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
The 2nd France-Quebec ALS/FTD Workshop is focused on the meeting theme, ALS/FTD: A tale of many diseases.
Registration is free, but required. Students and postdocs are welcome. To attend please complete the attached registration form and return to debbie [dot] rashcovsky [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Deadline: February 26, 2014
Quebec Travel Awards sponsored by the ALS Society of Quebec