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FINDING "LOST" LANGUAGES IN THE BRAIN

Mon, 2014-11-17 09:30

 Study has far-reaching implications for unconscious role of infant experiences on adult development

An infant’s mother tongue creates neural patterns that the unconscious brain retains years later even if the child totally stops using the language, (as can happen in cases of international adoption) according to a new joint study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro and McGill University’s Department of Psychology. The study offers the first neural evidence that traces of the “lost” language remain in the brain.

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Contact: Anita Kar
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The role of neural rhythmic entrainment in early language learning: Victoria Leong, PhD

Wed, 2014-11-05 15:00 - 16:00
Goodman Cancer Research Centre, Room 501 : 1160 av des Pins ouest, 1200 Pine Avenue West
Price: Free

<p>Please join us for a CRBLM Invited Lecture by Victoria Leong, PhD (Cambridge University), who will present "The role of rhythmic entrainment in early language learning" on Wednesday, November 5th at 3 pm in the Goodman Cancer Centre, Roo</p>

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Contact: CRBLM Coordinator
Organization: The Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music
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Learning a new language alters brain development

Thu, 2013-08-29 10:16

Scientists at The Neuro find important time factor in second-language acquisition

The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain, according to a new joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford University. The majority of people in the world learn to speak more than one language during their lifetime. Many do so with great proficiency particularly if the languages are learned simultaneously or from early in development.

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Contact: Anita Kar
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Does Bilingualism Have a Future in Canada? / Le bilinguisme a-t-il un avenir au Canada?

Wed, 2013-05-01 15:00 - 17:30
Faculty Club : 3450 McTavish, 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

The MISC is pleased to host this public event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism.   It will be open to the public and media and simultaneous interpretation will be provided.  This event is being held in partnership with the University of Ottawa and the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages.

While there are several events across Canada acknowledging the anniversary of the Commission, most of them have looked back at its history.  We intend for our event to look forward, asking, “Does bilingualism have a future in Canada?” 

Participants include Warren Allmand, Fabienne Colas, Pierre Curzi, Stéphane Dion, Ellen Gabriel, Graham Fraser, Catherine Leclerc, Sherry Simon, and Bernard St-Laurent.

Register at: http://www.mcgill.ca/misc/events/bilingualism-and-biculturalism-signup-sheet

Or RSVP at misc [dot] iecm [at] mcgill [dot] ca, or call 514-398-8346.  Free admission.

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

Wed, 2013-04-03 15:19

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  

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Contact: Lisa Coady
Organization: Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music
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Auditory plasticity and development: Disentangling the temporal dynamics of complex representation

Mon, 2012-09-24 16:00 - 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpré auditorium, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Gabriella Mussachia, Ph.D.

Dr. Musacchia is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Infancy Studies Laboratory, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.  Her research focuses on how the  brain makes sense of the complex world around us in order to understand language and music.