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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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World experts join forces on rare genetic disease

Tue, 2014-11-11 15:18
Scientists shed light on ARSACS a genetic disease affecting Quebecers in regions of Charlevoix and Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean

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Why your brain makes you reach for junk food

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:47

<p>New study examines link between brain cortex and food buying habits</p>
<p>MONTREAL: Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content. </p>

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The Hughlings Jackson Lecture - “Optical deconstruction of fully-assembled biological systems”

Fri, 2014-10-17 15:00 - 16:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: no cost

<p>The Hughlings Jackson Lecture which is the Neuro’s premier scientific lecture.This year the lecture will be delivered by Dr. Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., D.H.</p>

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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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The next generation of brain cancer research and treatment

Mon, 2014-10-06 14:15

<p>October is Brain Tumour Awareness Month</p>

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McGill grad John O’Keefe wins Nobel Prize in medicine

Fourth former McGill student since 2009 to win a Nobel
Mon, 2014-10-06 11:04

McGill University alumnus John O'Keefe was named co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine, for his contribution to the discovery of cells that constitute the brain’s ‘inner GPS,’ which makes it possible to orient ourselves in space.

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What happens after the ALS ice bucket challenge?

Fri, 2014-09-19 09:18

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a devastating fatal disease of the nervous system that kills two to five Canadians every day. On September 19th and 20th, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre will host the 10th Annual ALS Symposium of the Fondation André-Delambre. Nearly one hundred researchers and clinicians from several countries will come together to discuss recent progress in ALS research.

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Peter McPherson inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Wed, 2014-09-10 16:03

Dr. Peter McPherson, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

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