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Spare the rod and develop the child

Study suggests non-corporal discipline aids children’s executive-functioning ability

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Published on : 26 Jul 2011

Here come the medical tools of the future

From bionanomachines to neuroengineering, new McGill programs train students to excel in scientific fields

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Published on : 25 Jul 2011

No room for inaccuracy in the brain

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells. His research at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital reveals the brain as a dynamic landscape where connections between nerves are plastic, changing and adapting to the demands of the environment.

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Published on : 20 Jul 2011

Montreal researchers awarded for pioneering research into music and brain plasticity

The 22nd annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen has been awarded to Robert J. Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute and BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada) and Helen J. Neville (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA), for their pioneering research in the domain of “Music and Brain Plasticity.”

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Published on : 20 Jul 2011

No room for inaccuracy in the brain

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells.

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Published on : 20 Jul 2011

A toothy grin only a palaeontologist could love

To McGill palaeontology professor Hans Larsson, his graduate student Felipe Montefeltro and Professor Max Langer of the University of Sao Paulo, a recently discovered crocodile fossil head looks like a dog. To the rest of us – as well as croc’s prey of the day – it looks like a ferocious toothy nightmare.

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Published on : 19 Jul 2011

Corporate Social Responsibility, Investor Behaviors, and Stock Market Returns: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in China

This article studies how financial investors respond to firms' corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance in terms of their investing behaviors, and how such behaviors change contingent on an event that provokes their attention and concerns to CSR.

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Published on : 11 Jul 2011

Emotional reinforcement as a protective factor for healthy eating in home settings

Background: According to the literature, meals consumed at home are healthier than those consumed away from home (AFH), but reasons underlying this protective effect have not been fully understood. Emotional reinforcement of healthy eating patterns at home is examined as a putative contributing mechanism.

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Published on : 08 Jul 2011

Indirect Costs of Research

Subject/Object: Indirect Costs of Research New rates for McGill University effective July 1, 2011* Based on the recommendations of the McGill University Indirect Costs of Research Task Force, and in consultation with the Research Advisory Council, Deans and the Provost, the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) is making the following changes to the charge ou

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Published on : 01 Jul 2011

Neuroscientists find famous optical illusion surprisingly potent

Scientists have come up with new insight into the brain processes that causes a certain optical illusion.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2011

To walk or not to walk? That is the question

McGill and Concordia researchers study how weather affects pedestrian rates

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Published on : 28 Jun 2011

Announcement - interim directors

Until a new Director for The Neuro is named, we have asked Dr. Philip Barker and Ms. Martine Alfonso to assume interim responsibilities over and above their current respective functions.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2011

Canadian Business School Research Productivity Survey Shows Desautels Faculty in Top Spot

Conducted by the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, the primary purpose of this survey is to report the research productivity of Canadian business schools during 2005‐09 using the publication of peer reviewed journal articles in 40 top journals used by Financial Times (FT 40 journals). Data collection took place between summer 2010 and March 2011.

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Published on : 23 Jun 2011