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Impact of video gaming on the brain

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. 

Published: 20May2015

Genetics: no evidence of role in racial mortality gap

Despite numerous genomic studies, evidence for a genetic contribution to cardiovascular disease disparities in blacks versus whites provide little insight

Published: 16Mar2015

Delegate Temporary Signing Authority Menu

As previously communicated, the Tri-Agency (NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR) conducted a financial monitoring review at McGill in 2010 that now requires us to address significant concerns pertaining to the management of grant funds – more specifically, elements of McGill’s control framework for the administration of grant funds. A Steering Committee and Advisory Committee at McGill were created to direct and validate solutions proposed by the Tri-Agency Response Implementation Group (TRIG) to address the Tri-Agency recommendations.

Published: 7May2013

Associate Vice-Principal

Sarah Stroud

Prof. Sarah Stroud became Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) in May 2012. 

Prof. Stroud, who also serves McGill as Associate Professor of Philosophy, joined McGill’s faculty in 1993, after completing an AB in philosophy at Harvard and a PhD in philosophy at Princeton.