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Human sounds convey emotions better than words do

Brain uses “older” systems/structures to preferentially process emotion expressed through vocalizations
Mon, 2016-01-18 10:08

It takes just one-tenth of a second for our brains to begin to recognize emotions conveyed by vocalizations, according to researchers from McGill. It doesn’t matter whether the non-verbal sounds are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness. More importantly, the researchers have also discovered that we pay more attention when an emotion (such as happiness, sadness or anger) is expressed through vocalizations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in speech.

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Contact: Prof. Marc Pell
Organization: School of Communication Sciences and Disorders - McGill University
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Simultaneous PET/MR Imaging for Brain, Cardiac and Cancer Research

Wed, 2016-01-20 13:30 - 15:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : DeGrandpré Communication Centre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4

The future of in vivo imaging is not only in new and improved scanner technology – with constantly augmenting sensitivity, spatial and temporal resolution – but also in our capacity, in health and disease, to target the largest choice of metabolic

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Contact: Sylvain Baillet
Organization: McConnell Brain Imaging Centre
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Source Site: /bic

What is your memory style?

New research shows that the tendency to remember episodic details versus facts is reflected in intrinsic brain patterns
Tue, 2015-12-15 16:29

Why is it that some people have richly detailed recollection of past experiences (episodic memory), while others tend to remember just the facts without details (semantic memory)?

A research team from the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences has shown for the first time that these different ways of experiencing the past are associated with distinct brain connectivity patterns that may be inherent to the individual and suggest a life-long “memory trait”.  

The study was recently published online in the journal Cortex.

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Contact: Kelly Connelly
Organization: Baycrest Health Sciences
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Office Phone: 416-785-2432
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There’s More Than Meets the Eye When Making Choices

Scientists at the Montreal Neuro shed light on little-studied part of the brain
Mon, 2015-12-14 12:51

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.

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Contact: Maya-Olivia Eyssen
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514.398.3376
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Public Lecture - Notes on Feeling, Music and the Human Brain (Antonio Damasio)

Thu, 2015-10-22 16:30 - 17:30
Price: No cost

You are invited to attend a Public Lecture entitled “Notes on Feeling, Music and the Human Brain”. This exciting keynote lecture which is part of the BRAMS Symposium will be given by Antonio Damasio of the University of Southern California, USA.

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Contact: Deborah Rashcovsky
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047

BRAMS: The Next Ten Years

Fri, 2015-10-23 09:00 - Sat, 2015-10-24 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
Price: no cost

Tenth anniversary symposium of the international laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research

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Contact: Deborah Rashcovsky
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-398-6047

Breakthrough in "marriage-broker" protein

Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases
Wed, 2015-08-12 11:54

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made a breakthrough in understanding an important protein that appears to act as a kind of cellular “marriage broker.” The protein called Netrin1 brings cells together and maintains their healthy relationships. Netrin1 plays an essential role in the growth of the human organism, directing cell migration and the formation of cell circuits both at the embryo stage and after birth.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Source Site: /newsroom

Breakthrough in "marriage-broker" protein

Wed, 2015-08-12 09:44

Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Source Site: /neuro

Waiting for pleasure

Brain structures involved in delayed gratification identified - implications for range of psychiatric disorders
Tue, 2015-08-04 09:18

Researchers at McGill have clearly identified, for the first time, the specific parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification.

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Contact: Yogita Chudasama
Organization: Department of Psychology,
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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Neuro awarded over $15 M in CIHR funding

Tue, 2015-07-28 16:07

Researchers get inaugural Foundation grants for high-impact, long-term programs

Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University have been awarded over $15 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The grants are part of over $600 million in national funding, announced July 28 by Minister of Health Rona Ambrose.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Source Site: /neuro