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‘Baby talk’ can help songbirds learn their tunes

Tue, 2016-05-31 12:08

McGill Newsroom

The research has implications for understanding human developmental disorders such as autism

Adult songbirds modify their vocalizations when singing to juveniles in the same way that humans alter their speech when talking to babies. The resulting brain activity in young birds could shed light on speech learning and certain developmental disorders in humans, according to a study by McGill University researchers.

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ECP's Dr. Armando Bertone: Making Sense of Sensations

Tue, 2016-04-12 15:01
(the following extract is from Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Faculty of Education, spring 2016 edition)


Making sense of sensations : How do perception and cognition influence behaviour?
 

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Social & Transcultural Psychiatry & Global Mental Health Film Series: Autism In Love

Wed, 2016-03-30 19:00 - 21:00
Amphitheatre of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry : 4333 Cote St. Catherine Rd. Montreal, QC

Autism In Love - Directed by Matt Fuller

Discussion to follow with Dr. Miranda D'Amico & Dr. Jaswant Guzder

Source Site: /psychiatry

World Autism Awareness Day is April 2

Mon, 2015-03-30 09:58

Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents generally detect it in the child's first years.

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Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Drug reverses behavioural symptoms in mice with a version of autism
Thu, 2014-11-27 13:46

People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and McGill University.

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Organization: McGill University
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Contact: Jen Middleton
Organization: University of Edinburgh
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Autism spectrum disorders share common molecular causes

Overlapping features across different genetic disorders related to autism may lead to similar therapeutic approaches
Thu, 2014-10-09 14:03

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

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:39

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.

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