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New evidence confirms link between IQ and brain cortex

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:45

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.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Workshop on Tone Language Processing

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:30 - 15:35
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpré Communication Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: Free

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 :

Preliminary Schedule

09:30

Robert Zatorre
Montreal Neurological Institute and CRBLM
Opening remarks and introduction

09:40

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Astro Kids Night

Thu, 2014-02-27 18:30
Rutherford Physics Building : 3600 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T8

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.

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Investigation of the role of medial frontal cortex during episodic encoding in young and older adults

Wed, 2014-02-19 13:00 - 14:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

David Maillet

Ph.D.

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B cell study may lead to treatment options for progressive MS

Tue, 2014-02-18 09:36

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.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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World renowned scientist Dr. Brenda Milner receives Dan David Prize

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:55

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.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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How might musical experience affect speech processing? Relation of musical skills to speech perception and speaker recognition

Thu, 2014-02-13 16:00 - 17:00
BRAMS Laboratory : BRAMS - 0120 1430 boul Mont Royal, Montreal, Québec H2V 4P3 Canada Map
Price: Admission is free

Abstract:

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.

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Contact: Lisa Coady
Organization: CRBLM
Office Phone: 514.398.6962

Public Astro Night

Thu, 2014-02-20 07:00
Rutherford Physics Building : 3600 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T8

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.

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On the origins of novelty and diversity in development and evolution: case studies on horned beetles

Thu, 2014-02-13 15:00 - 16:00
Stewart Biology Building : 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1B1

The Joan Marsden Lecture in Organismal Biology

Dr. Armin Moczek, Department of Biology, Indiana University
Thursday, Feb. 13th, 2013 at 3:00pm in Redpath Museum Auditorium

Host: Dr. Ehab Abouheif

Everyone welcome - Reception to follow

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Brenda Milner Neuropsychology Day 2014

Mon, 2014-04-28 12:00 - 18:00
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 University Street , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost, registration required

The Annual Neuropsychology Day will take place Monday, April 28, 2014. In addition to poster presentations by members of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group, The Neuro will welcome Dr. Wolfram Schultz of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge who will deliver the 17th Annual Brenda Milner Lecture. The lecture takes place at 4:30 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre. The title of Dr. Schultz’s talk is “ Reward, dopamine and what is driving you”.

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Contact: Debbie Rashcovsky
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047
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