Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
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.
You are cordially invited to the CRBLM Workshop on Tone Language: Vous êtes cordialement invités à l’atelier du CRBLM sur les langues à tons :
AstroMcGill presents a new type of event, called the AstroKids Night, just for kids!
Instead of the public lecture given during our regular public astro night, we are proposing many fun hands-on activities for kids of all ages. There will also be night0sky observations at the McPherson observatory. This evening is open to all, free of charge, and no reservation is necessary.
The event will be held at the Rutherford Physics Building, starting at 6:30pm. Most activities will be available in English and French. Healthy (sugar-free) snacks will be provided.
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.