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Smoking thins vital part of brain

Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness.

Published: 10Feb2015

A unique album: 30 years of imaging the brain

The Neuro’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre reaches a milestone

How does the brain grow and develop in childhood and aging? How does brain activity shape and unfold within milliseconds? How does our brain respond to objects, faces, food, and music? How is the brain affected in drug abuse, multiple sclerosis, depression? How can we better prepare for neurosurgeries?

Published: 9Feb2015

FINDING "LOST" LANGUAGES IN THE BRAIN

 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.

Published: 17Nov2014

World experts join forces on rare genetic disease

Scientists shed light on ARSACS a genetic disease affecting Quebecers in regions of Charlevoix and Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean

Recent advances in understanding a neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative genetic disease that has a higher incidence in Quebec will be discussed at a two-day international scientific symposium. The 3rd International Symposium on Autosomal Recessive Spastic Ataxia of Charlevoix-Saguenay (ARSACS) on November 12-13 is hosted by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro.

Published: 11Nov2014

Post-Synaptic Careers - Life after a Neuroscience Degree (A new Discussion Series with guest speakers)

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Montreal Neurological Institute deGrandpre Amphitheatre, BTRC, 3801 Rue University, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

What can one do after a degree in Neuroscience? 

This discussion series will address this question through informal conversations with some successful non-academics with graduate degrees in neuroscience; the series will compliment IPN’s

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Jonathan Berken is a PhD student in the IPN at McGill. An American citizen, he came to McGill to study the cognitive neuroscience of bilingualism in the vibrant French/English environment of Montreal. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Arts at Yale University, where he double-majored in French literature and Psychology.

Integrated Program in Neuroscience Open House for Prospective Graduate Students.

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IPN Open House March 13th details

On March 13th, the McGIll Integrated Program in Neuroscience will welcome prospective graduate students to meet faculty and current students from our program.

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