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New evidence confirms link between IQ and brain cortex

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.

Published: 4Mar2014

Workshop on Tone Language Processing

4Mar201409:30
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15:35
Montreal Neurological Institute de Grandpré Communication Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

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 :

Astro Kids Night

27Feb201418:30
Rutherford Physics Building 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

AstroMcGill presents a new type of event, called the AstroKids Night, just for kids!

B cell study may lead to treatment options for progressive MS

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.

Published: 18Feb2014

World renowned scientist Dr. Brenda Milner receives Dan David Prize

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.

Published: 13Feb2014

How might musical experience affect speech processing? Relation of musical skills to speech perception and speaker recognition

13Feb201416:00
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BRAMS Laboratory BRAMS - 0120 1430 boul Mont Royal, Montreal, Québec H2V 4P3 Canada <a href="http://goo.gl/maps/TjHtR">Map</a>, CA

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.

Public Astro Night

20Feb201407:00
Rutherford Physics Building 3600 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, CA

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?".

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

13Feb201415:00
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Stewart Biology Building 1205 avenue du Docteur-Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 1B1, CA

The Joan Marsden Lecture in Organismal Biology

Dr. Armin Moczek, Department of Biology, Indiana University

Brenda Milner Neuropsychology Day 2014

28Apr201412:00
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18:00
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 University Street, CA

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.

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