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Cognition and Circuits Seminar: Structural MRI analysis in the study of self-generated thought, social cognition, and autism
Dr. Boris Bernhardt,
Neuroimaging of Epilepsy Laboratory
Montreal Neurological Insitute
Quality of life and definitions of death are both often based on the concept of personhood – a status given by one human being to another as a result of their relationship and successful interaction. Unfortunately, this important attribute is frequently not given to individuals who do not have the ability to communicate or to interact with others. My research is concerned with enhancing the quality of life of non-communicative persons and their caregivers by using novel technologies to reveal and elicit signs of their personhood.
Media@McGill and the AHCS Speaker Series presents "From the Spectacle Society to the Performance Society: Ronald Reagan," a talk given by Media@McGill Beaverbrook Visiting Scholar Peggy Phelan as part of her three-week residency.
AstroMcGill presents the 22nd Public Astro Night, with a public lecture by Marie-Michèle Limoges (from the Université de Montréal). The lecture is entitled "La Cartographie de l'Universe à travers les Ages" will be given in french. 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. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Differences between languages and how they are written give us unique opportunities to address three controversial issues in eye-movement control during reading. The three issues are (1) whether the predictability of the next word influences fixation durations before the eye gets to the word; (2) whether we can get the meaning of words before we look at them; and (3) whether information other than initial letters and word length of the next word influence where we send the eyes.
To register for this workshop (open to the academic community having some experience with R): please go to http://www.crblm.ca/events/linear_mixed_models_workshop
Linear Mixed Models (LMMs) are increasingly replacing traditional F1/F2-mixed-model/repeated-measure ANOVAs (rmAOVs; i.e., designs with both between- and within-subject/item factors, e.g., Kliegl, Risse & Laubrock, 2007) or repeated-measures multiple regressions (rmMRs; e.g., Kliegl, 2007) for statistical inference about experimental effects on fixation durations or response latencies.
A wonder-filled week of the brain
Montreal scientists play key role in long-term international study
Rate of change in the thickness of the brain’s cortex is an important factor associated with a person’s change in IQ, according to a collaborative study by scientists in five countries including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.