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Don’t scan so close to me

McGill researcher scans Sting’s musical brain
Mon, 2016-08-15 12:01

What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”?

Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That’s one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician Sting.

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Practice doesn’t always make perfect

Study fuels nature versus debate
Tue, 2015-07-28 10:18

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

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Brain Imaging Lecture - Prof Jorge Riera - Understanding BOLD signal genesis in focal epilepsy

Wed, 2015-07-22 11:30 - 12:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : de Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

Prof Jorge Riera, PhD - Biomedical Engineering - Florida International University (Miami)

Understanding BOLD signal genesis in focal epilepsy

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William Feindel (1918-2014)

Wed, 2014-01-15 09:41

William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil

1918 – 2014

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre regret to announce the death of William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil., one of Canada's most distinguished neurosurgeons and The Neuro’s third director.  Dr. Feindel passed away quietly at The Neuro on Sunday night following a brief illness.   Our deepest sympathies go out to Dr. Feindel’s family.

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