Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Differences between languages and how they are written give us unique opportunities to address three controversial issues in eye-movement control during reading. The three issues are (1) whether the predictability of the next word influences fixation durations before the eye gets to the word; (2) whether we can get the meaning of words before we look at them; and (3) whether information other than initial letters and word length of the next word influence where we send the eyes.
To register for this workshop (open to the academic community having some experience with R): please go to http://www.crblm.ca/events/linear_mixed_models_workshop
Linear Mixed Models (LMMs) are increasingly replacing traditional F1/F2-mixed-model/repeated-measure ANOVAs (rmAOVs; i.e., designs with both between- and within-subject/item factors, e.g., Kliegl, Risse & Laubrock, 2007) or repeated-measures multiple regressions (rmMRs; e.g., Kliegl, 2007) for statistical inference about experimental effects on fixation durations or response latencies.
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.