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Remember the pain from that broken bone, that arthritic joint, that migraine that knocked you off your feet for days? Your nervous system does, too, and now researchers at McGill University say they've discovered how those neuronal memories can be erased.
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.
Votre conjoint a oublié la Saint-Valentin et ne semble pas remarquer votre air triste? Eh bien, l'explication est peut-être neurologique! Des scientifiques de l'institut Neuro de l'Université McGill ont découvert que deux régions du cortex préfrontal du cerveau jouaient un rôle essentiel dans la perception des émotions cachées sous les expressions faciales.
About 800 people attended a sold out fundraiser for the McGill University Health Centre on Feb. 4 called Dancing with the Docs. The event, which took place at Metropolis, raised $203,000 for the centre's Best Care for Life campaign.
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.
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.
The socio-economic status of parents could have an effect on their children’s mental health issues as grown-ups, latest research has suggested.
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.
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation, the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and the Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) announced today that TD Canada Trust is donating $2 million to the Joint Corporate Campaign. The funds will be used to support the redevelopment projects of the two academic healthcare institutions.
There is one thing we know for sure about antioxidants. They sell products. Unfortunately that is just about the only thing we know for sure about this fascinating class of chemicals.