Professor Michael Meaney is awarded the Wilder-Penfield prize in recognition of his groundbreaking achievements in the biology of child development. Also recently winning the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Laureate, he is one of two professors from McGill among the 14 winners of this year’s Prix du Québec—considered the most prestigious award attributed by the Government of Québec in cultural and scientific fields. Congratulations again, Professor Meaney!
New study examines link between brain cortex and food buying habits
MONTREAL: Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content.
The McGillResearch Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH) presented their first annual symposium on Friday, October 3rd at the McGill Faculty Club. Entitled Making Connections, the Centre’s inaugural seminar event gathered prominent researchers from McGill and elsewhere who have an interest in studying the relationship between physical activity and health across a broad spectrum of healthy and diseased states.
Attendees were treated to presentations by members of the research centre and PATH partners including Dr.