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Timing is everything: scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits using patterned visual stimulation

In a new study, published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, researchers show for the first time how the brain re-wires and fine-tunes its connections differently depending on the relative timing of sensory stimuli. In most neuroscience textbooks today, there is a widely held model that explains how nerve circuits might refine their connectivity based on patterned firing of brain cells, but it has not previously been directly observed in real time.

Published: 27May2014

The Dynamic Brain: The Development of Dynamic Memory Systems in the Brain

14May201415:00
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Montreal Neurological Institute DeGrandpre Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Jenny Chai, Ph.D.

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CANCELLED - Public Astro Night

15May201420:30
Rutherford Physics Building 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

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

Guy Rouleau awarded major prize

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

Published: 9May2014

May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

What’s new at The Neuro

Research: B cell study may lead to treatment options for MS

Published: 30Apr2014

AstroKids Night and Morning

9May201420:00
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10May201412:00
Rutherford Physics Building 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

As part of the Quebec-wide event 24 Hours Of Science (http://www.science24heures.com/), AstroMcGill is organizing two events.

MONTREAL RESTING-STATE FMRI WORKSHOP

29May2014
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 University Street, CA

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 con

Selected Topics in Sensorimotor Integration: CRBLM Symposium

2May2014
Montreal Neurological Institute 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

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.

Syntactic and pragmatic use of intonational and prosodic variation in French

25Apr201414:00
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Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Room 501 1160 av des Pins ouest, 1200 Pine Avenue West, CA

Abstract:

Intonation, rhythm, and the melody of language are among the first aspects of speech that infants attend to and produce themselves.

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