neurological disorders

A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B by the teams of Dr. Gregory West (Assistant Professor at the Université de Montréal) and Dr. Véronique Bohbot (Douglas Institute researcher and associate Professor at McGill University and the Douglas Research Institute of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal) shows that while video game players (VGPs) exhibit more efficient visual attention abilities, they are also much more likely to use navigation strategies that rely on the brain’s reward system (the caudate nucleus) and not the brain’s spatial memory system (the hippocampus). Past research has shown that people who use caudate nucleus-dependent navigation strategies have decreased grey matter and lower functional brain activity in the hippocampus. 

Classified as: brain, McGill University, neurological disorders, McGill, hippocampus, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, video games, grey matter, Veronique Bohbot, psychiatric disorders
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Published on: 20 May 2015

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Classified as: brain, neurological disorders, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, polio, daria trojan, constance-lethbridge
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Published on: 24 Oct 2014

January 28, 2013 - The European Commission has officially announced the selection of the Human Brain Project (HBP) as one of its two FET Flagship projects. The new project will federate European efforts to address one of the greatest challenges of modern science: understanding the human brain.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, international, neurological disorders, Neuro, Alan Evans, CBRAIN, global, the Human Brain Project
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Published on: 5 Feb 2013

November 27, 2012 - Clinician-scientists take a unique, integrated approach that is essential to advancing science and medicine. Problems encountered in the clinic inspire research and new findings from the labs are directly applied to patients’ needs. The integrated model is a hallmark of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC and is now being replicated worldwide. Two clinician-scientists at The Neuro have been awarded grants today to further research on Parkinson’s disease and HIV/AIDS.

Classified as: neuroscience, Parkinson's, CIHR, funding, neurological disorders, HIV, Neuro, AIDS, Lesley Fellows, Neurology, Ted Fon
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Published on: 5 Feb 2013