The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century. The “Montreal Procedure” developed by Dr. Wilder Penfield and colleagues revolutionized the surgical treatment for epilepsy, allowing thousands of patients to start new lives free of seizures. The use of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the study and treatment of epilepsy was pioneered at The Neuro.
More than eighty researchers from France and Quebec met March 20 – 21, 2014 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre – for the second France-Quebec scientific workshop on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) associated with frontotemporal dementia. The first edition was held in Paris in June 2012 at the Brain and Spine Institute (ICM). This meeting is co-organized by Professor Heather Durham (The Neuro) and Dr. Edor Kabashi (ICM).
In this presentation, I will describe and integrate recent results from several studies examining sensorimotor functioning in stuttering children and adults. In a series of sensorimotor adaptation studies, using both speech and nonspeech paradigms, we have examined the ability of stuttering and nonstuttering children and adults to learn a new mapping between sensory and motor systems. Using a robotic device that can both measure active jaw movements and implement passive jaw movements, we have attempted to identify sensory vs. motor difficulties.
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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).