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Join us at our inaugural symposium on Music and Language, with a focus this year on Development

Registration is now open for the CRBLM Inaugural Symposium on Music and Language, to be held in Montréal, Canada on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday May 4th 2013. A brief conference program is included below.  Full details about the conference and registration information are available at www.crblm.ca/symposium/registration  

Published: 3Apr2013

Early music lessons boost brain development

Montreal researchers find that music lessons before age seven create stronger connections in the brain

If you started piano lessons in grade one, or played the recorder in kindergarten, thank your parents and teachers. Those lessons you dreaded – or loved – helped develop your brain. The younger you started music lessons, the stronger the connections in your brain.

Published: 12Feb2013

Musicians: Born or made? 
Scientific workshop on Music and Talent. Followed by a free concert-conference at the Salle Claude Champagne (Université de Montréal)

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Pavillon Lionel Groulx, Carrefour des arts et sciences - C-3061 3150 Jean-Brillant, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, CA

The role of natural endowment and hard work in musical performance is one of the oldest and most contentious issue in both science and society. Up to the 20th century, innate talent was associated to musicianship.

Attack! Silent watchmen charge to defend the nervous system

Microglia

In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters.  Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body.

Published: 15Oct2012