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Human activity is likely a greater threat to coastal groundwater used for drinking water supplies than rising sea levels from climate change, according to a study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University in Montreal.
A research team led by neuroscientists Drs. Daniel Levitin and Vinod Menon, from McGill and Stanford Universities, analyzed the scores of close to 2,000 musical compositions written by more than 40 composers over the last 400 years in a large variety of Western musical genres. They discovered a mathematical formula governing the rhythmic patterns to which every single piece of music conformed.
A team of researchers led by McGill neuroscientist Terence Coderre, who is also affiliated with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has found the key to understanding how memories of pain are stored in the brain. More importantly, the researchers are also able to suggest how these memories can be erased, making it possible to ease chronic pain.
Neuropsychology researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University, have found that two areas of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) are critical for either detecting or distinguishing emotions from facial expressions.
Professor Vihang Errunza has won the Best Paper Award at the Inaugural India Finance Conference 2011, hosted at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, for his paper entitled, “The Impact of Investability on Asset Valuation,” co-authored with Hai Ta, PhD’11.
According to a recent ranking of research productivity in the field of Information Systems, the Desautels Faculty of Management is among the best in the world when it comes to publishing in top IS journals. The Desautels Faculty ranked 6th globally for the number of papers published in MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research (ISR) in the last 3 years.
Researchers at The Neuro and the University of Maryland have figured out the mathematical calculations that specific neurons employ in order to inform us of our distance from an object and the 3D velocities of moving objects and surfaces relative to ourselves.
Assistant Professor Ruthanne Huising (Desautels Faculty of Management) and and Susan S. Silbey (MIT) have won a Regulation & Governance prize for the best article published in Volume 5 (2011) of the journal for their paper entitled, “Governing the Gap: Forging Safe Science Through Relational Regulation.”
We develop new, improved real-time delay predictors for many-server service systems with a time-varying arrival rate, a time-varying number of servers, and customer abandonment. We develop four new predictors, two of which exploit an established deterministic fluid approximation for a many-server queueing model with those features.
Could depression in adulthood be tied to a parent’s level of education? A new study led by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, a medical sociologist from McGill University, suggests this is the case.
Setting Your Own Standards: Internal Corporate Governance Codes as a Response to Institutional Pressure
This paper is concerned with organizational response to institutional pressure. We argue that when faced with externally imposed standards, organizations can sometimes respond by developing alternative standards for the same practices. This “substitution response” can shift the attention of stakeholders away from noncompliance with the original standards to adherence to the alternative standards.