Study compares data from hundreds of people in childhood and old age
A new study shows compelling evidence that associations between cognitive ability and cortical grey matter in old age can largely be accounted for by cognitive ability in childhood. The joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, The Neuro, McGill University and the University of Edinburgh, UK was published today, June 4 in
Local students compete and put their science skills and knowledge to the test at Let’s Talk Science’s All Science Challenge
MONTREAL, QC – Approximately 110 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from 14 local schools are getting ready to compete in Let’s Talk Science’s All Science Challenge on May 31st at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University.
One of the fundamental questions in spoken-word recognition has been the nature of the units that mediate between auditory input and lexical items. However, no consensus could be reached, and different methods favored different types of units (syllables, phonemes, features, etc.). Maybe as a consequence, episodic models of the mental lexicon claimed that there were no intermediate units, and the lexicon simply stored multiple exemplars of auditory traces for each word.
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Jack Antel, MD
The Webster Family and The R. Howard Webster Foundation
Promising Young Investigator Award
Christopher Pack, PhD
Outstanding Team Award
Integrated Program in Neuroscience
Followed by a wine and cheese reception
RSVP by May 28: Giovanna Caraffa, 514 398-8825 or giovanna [dot] caraffa [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Dr. Robert J.
Research opens door to new drug therapies for Parkinson’s disease
McGill University researchers have unlocked a new door to developing drugs to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Collaborating teams led by Dr. Edward A. Fon at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, and Dr. Kalle Gehring in the Department of Biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, have discovered the three-dimensional structure of the protein Parkin.
AstroMcGill will be holding the May Public Astro Night on May 23rd.
The public lecture will be given by Prof. Andrew Cumming ("In Search for New Worlds: the Diverse Properties of Exoplanets"), professor at the McGill Physics Department.
Following the lecture, the audience will get the opportunity to access the observatory of the roof of the physics building for night sky observations. There will also be a lab tour with some demonstrations and activities.
Join AstroMcGill to celebrate science during the Québec-wide event 24h of Science.
At the Rutherford Physics Building, AstroMcGill will propose various activities related to astronomy, as well as observations with our telescopes. The detailed list of activities will be available on our webpage: www.astro.physics.mcgill.ca/outreach.php
We will have events on:
Live 3D images of brain’s vasculature will improve patient diagnosis and treatment
The diagnosis and treatment of potentially life-threatening neurological conditions such as aneurysms and strokes will be significantly improved as a result of cutting-edge technology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC. The new angiosuite, inaugurated today, offers significant advantages to patients and physicians including most importantly, improved safety and outcomes.
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