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Impact of video gaming on the brain

Wed, 2015-05-20 12:10

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B by the teams of Dr. Gregory West (Assistant Professor at the Université de Montréal) and Dr. Véronique Bohbot (Douglas Institute researcher and associate Professor at McGill University and the Douglas Research Institute of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal) shows that while video game players (VGPs) exhibit more efficient visual attention abilities, they are also much more likely to use navigation strategies that rely on the brain’s reward system (the caudate nucleus) and not the brain’s spatial memory system (the hippocampus). Past research has shown that people who use caudate nucleus-dependent navigation strategies have decreased grey matter and lower functional brain activity in the hippocampus. 

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World Polio Day – October 24

Fri, 2014-10-24 09:56

<p>Video: <a href="http://youtu.be/kIuXn31RmiM">http://youtu.be/kIuXn31RmiM</a></p>

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The Human Brain Project: winner of the of the largest European scientific funding competition

Tue, 2013-02-05 17:04

January 28, 2013 - The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects.

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Clinician-scientists at The Neuro receive funding for Parkinson’s and HIV research

Tue, 2013-02-05 16:44

November 27, 2012 - Clinician-scientists take a unique, integrated approach that is essential to advancing science and medicine. Problems encountered in the clinic inspire research and new findings from the labs are directly applied to patients’ needs. The integrated model is a hallmark of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC and is now being replicated worldwide.

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