Our invited speaker's return from the high Arctic, where he was doing reseach, has been delayed due to bad weather. So we are cancelling this AstroNight.
We will try to reschedule him for an upcoming AstroNight
Dr. Guy Rouleau, Director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre, is being awarded the Prix d’excellence 2014 by the Collège des médecins du Québec, for his outstanding contributions to neurogenetics and medicine. Dr. Rouleau accepts the award today at a ceremony at the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.
TRIBUTE VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1np0tJH
What’s new at The Neuro
Research: B cell study may lead to treatment options for MS
As part of the Quebec-wide event 24 Hours Of Science (http://www.science24heures.com/), AstroMcGill is organizing two events. On Friday, May 9th (starting at 8pm) another new "AstroKids Night" will feature many hands-on activities, and observations of the night-sky. On Saturday, May 10th (starting at 10am) the event will continue with the same activities, and observations of the Sun.
These activities will be offered in french and english. This event is free of charge and no reservation is required.
In less than a decade, resting-state functional MRI has become an important paradigm for studying the network properties of brain function, providing convincing evidence for the Hebbian concept of neuronal assemblies that act in coherence, and constitute the functional organization of the brain.
On Friday, May 2, the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) will host a one-day symposium, our second annual meeting, to explore the overlap and divergence between language and music in sensorimotor integration. A substantial amount of work in speech demonstrates a close functional relationship between neural systems responsible for motor control and those responsible for sensory processing. A remarkable parallel exists in music performance, where there is good evidence for similar functional relationships between motor execution and perception.
Intonation, rhythm, and the melody of language are among the first aspects of speech that infants attend to and produce themselves. What is more, in order to grasp the full literal and social meaning of an utterance, syntactic and semantic information is not enough - intonation and prosodic modulations must be taken into account. Yet, prosodic features are among the last to be mastered by both L1 and (adult) L2 learners both in utterance production and comprehension.
Dr. Michael Petrides is a co-recipient of one of only 24 Program Grants awarded worldwide by the Human Frontier Science Program, an international organization that supports new research in complex biological systems. Dr. Petrides is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, as well as Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Psychology at McGill University.
AstroMcGill presents the 23rd Public Astro Night, with a panel discussion about "Inflation, the Big Bang and Gravitational Waves" with invited panelists Pr. Robert Brandenberger, Pr. Matt Dobbs, and Pr. Vicky Kaspi. The discussion will strongly encourage questions from the public. It will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. This event 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).
The Alma Howard Lecture in Molecular Biology presents:
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Tethering and Repressing Chromosomes via Molecular Machines
Monday, May 5th, 2014 at 4:00pm in Stewart Biology Building - Auditorium N2/2