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Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection

Using fMRI data, researchers found that while listening to music, specific musical anhedonics presented a reduction in the activity of the Nucleus Accumbens
Wed, 2017-01-04 10:35
Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population.
 
Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions responsible for processing sound and subcortical regions related to reward.
 

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Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection

Wed, 2017-01-04 09:02

Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population.

Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions responsible for processing sound and subcortical regions related to reward.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
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Office Phone: 514 398 3376
Source Site: /neuro

McGill University announces a transformative $20 million donation to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Tanenbaum Open Science Institute to open new horizons and accelerate discovery in neuroscience
Fri, 2016-12-16 13:17

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
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Office Phone: 514-398-3376

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Olfactory perception influenced by background and semantic information

Mon, 2016-11-21 09:48

When two people smell the same thing, they can have remarkably different reactions, depending on their cultural background. Researchers at the Neuro have found that even when two cultures share the same language and many traditions, their reactions to the same smells can be different.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
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Office Phone: 514 893 3376
Source Site: /neuro

Hyperacute Stroke Symposium and Workshop

Fri, 2017-05-12 18:00 - Sat, 2017-05-13 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital : de Grandpre Communications Centre, 3801 University Street , H3A 2B4
Price: Registration fee

The Symposium on Hyperacute Stroke: Diagnosis and Management will take place at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital on May 12 and 13, 2017.

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Contact: Deborah Rashcovsky
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047

Thinking Outside the Brain: Innovations in Integrative Neuroscience

Thu, 2016-11-17 09:30 - 12:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpre Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: No cost, registration is required, see WEBSITE to register

We are entering a new era in our understanding of the brain and how we can prevent and treat brain disorders. How can we enhance our understanding in order to answer big questions about the brain?

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Contact: Penelope Kostopoulos
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-1710

Neuroscience for Mental Health Seminars: "Internally organized mechanisms of the brain's navigation system", Dr. Andrian Peyrache

Mon, 2016-11-07 11:00 - 12:00
Douglas Hospital : Bowerman room, Dobell Pavilion, 6825, boulevard LaSalle Verdun Quebec Canada , H4H 1R3
Source Site: /psychiatry

Canada Foundation for Innovation provides $1.1M for CBRAIN computing platform at McGill

Project is one of seven across country to receive new funding under cyberinfrastructure program
Thu, 2016-09-15 11:14
McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.
 
Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-ouest — Île-des-sœurs, made the announcement at McGill on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science.
 

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Contact: Christopher Chipello
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514 398-4201

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Contact: Mallory Bertrand
Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation
Office Phone: 613-943-2580
Mobile Phone: 613-447-1723
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Don’t scan so close to me

McGill researcher scans Sting’s musical brain
Mon, 2016-08-15 12:01

What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”?

Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That’s one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician Sting.

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Contact: Daniel Levitin
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Contact: Christopher Chipello
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New path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease

Tue, 2016-06-28 11:01

McGill Newsroom

Neuron cell death may be caused by overactive immune system 

A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University have discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Communications Officer, Montreal Neurological Institute
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Office Phone: (514) 398 3376

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Contact: Geneviève O’Meara
Organization: Senior Advisor - Media Relations - Communications and Public Affairs Office - Université de Montréal
Office Phone: (514) 343 7704
Source Site: /newsroom