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Dr. Audrey Dangoumau winner of the Tony Proudfoot Fellowship

The Tony Proudfoot Training Fellowship in ALS research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital supports promising young scientists at the master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral level who wish to undertake research projects that specifically focus on ALS.

This year, the winner of the Tony Proudfoot Fellowship is Dr. Audrey Dangoumau.  Audrey recently completed her PhD thesis under the supervision of Pr. Patrick Vourc’h at the University of Tours, in France. Her PhD research revealed the importance of SUMOylation in the formation of aggregates with SOD1 mutation.

Published: 29Jan2016

The Cognition and Circuits Lecture: Motor Origin of Temporal Predictions in Auditory Attention

Montreal Neurological Institute De Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA

Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Morillon, Post-Doc Fellow, Baillet Lab (BIC), Montreal Neurological Institute

The Neuro receives support from Montreal-based Vigilant Global for the development of first chemical brain atlas

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, today announced a significant donation from Montreal-based technology firm Vigilant Global that will enable the development of the world’s first chemical brain atlas. The Neuro team, led by neurosurgeon and research scientist Dr.

Published: 21Jan2016

Michael W. Davidson, a Success in Microscopes and Neckwear, Dies at 65

"Mr. Davidson, who died on Dec. 24 at 65, used sophisticated microscopes to create stunning, psychedelic images of crystallized substances like DNA and hormones, and he contributed to Nobel Prize-honored research about the inner workings of cells. His images were on the covers of scientific journals and, as unlikely as it might seem, on neckwear" states the NY Times.

Read the full New York Times article here.

Published: 20Jan2016

Learning a Second Language May Depend on How your Brain Talks to Itself

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute explore why learning a second language is easier for some people

Learning a second language is easier for some adults than others, and innate differences in how the various parts of the brain “talk” to one another may help explain why, according to a new study led by Chai Xiaoqian and Denise Klein, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, The Neuro at McGill University.  The study was published January 20 in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Published: 20Jan2016

Decisions! Decisions! Brain Study Shows There’s More Than Meets the Eye When Making Choices

Scientists at the Montreal Neuro shed light on little-studied part of the brain

MONTREAL---If you’re pondering whether to buy a Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone this holiday season, a part of the brain called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (PFC) might ultimately determine your choice. Results of a new study by Avinash Vaidya and Dr. Lesley Fellows, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), suggest that this region of the brain plays a critical role in making choices.

Published: 14Dec2015

Micro-Map of Hippocampus Lends Big Hand to Brain Research

Researchers at The Neuro compile new tool designed to be shared with experts world-wide to accelerate research

MONTREAL---A new detailed map of the hippocampal region of the brain, compiled by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University, is helping the scientific community accelerate research and develop better treatments for patients suffering from epilepsy and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Published: 3Dec2015

Scientists and Clinicians at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital receive funding for ALS research

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge One Year Later


On November 19 2015, marking the anniversary of the announcement of the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge results and partnership between ALS Canada and Brain Canada, ALS Canada was at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, to announce the final recipients of their 2015 grant competition. Four researchers and clinicians at The Neuro were among those recipients for their groundbreaking work in the ALS research field.



Published: 20Nov2015

Parkinson's disease: a new tool for health care professionals aims to improve diagnosis and advance treatment

The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders.

A group of experts working under the umbrella of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), have developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, especially in the early stages. The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders, could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson’s disease. 

Published: 17Nov2015