Quick Links

brain

How your brain is telling you to vote

Mon, 2015-06-08 09:16

Researchers pinpoint a brain area that influences electoral decisions

Contact Information

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

ALS Awareness Month – June

Tue, 2015-06-02 10:31

As a major Canadian centre for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and treatment, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, invites the public and the media to learn more about the disease and current research and treatments, to donate money for ALS research and to wear the national emblem of ALS in Canada, the blue cornflower, during ALS Awareness Month in June.

Contact Information

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

Study on cerebral astrocytes in depression and suicide

Towards a better understanding of the mechanisms of depression
Tue, 2015-06-02 09:13

Contact Information

Contact: Florence Meney
Organization: Media Relations, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Email:
Office Phone: 514-761-6131, ext. 2769

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University Media Relations Office
Category:
Source Site: /newsroom

Neuro researchers awarded $10.5 M from CFI

Fri, 2015-05-29 11:58

Today the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced an investment of $333 million for research infrastructure through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Two projects submitted by researchers affiliated with the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC, have received a total of over $21 M in funding, with matching funds from the Government of Quebec.

Contact Information

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

Impact of video gaming on the brain

Wed, 2015-05-20 12:10

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. 

Contact Information

Contact: Florence Meney
Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Email:
Office Phone: 514-761-6131 ext. 2769

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
Category:
Source Site: /newsroom

MEDIA ADVISORY: BILINGUALISM AND THE BRAIN

Mon, 2015-05-11 10:01

Public lecture: Perspectives on bilingualism: From birth to aging

Living in a city with many languages, we are often confronted with personal debates about what are the best decisions to make for our children and for ourselves. Have you wondered when is the optimal time and in what way to introduce a second language to your child, or whether raising a child in a bilingual environment can create confusion? Have you heard that being bilingual might slow down cognitive decline in aging and provide a buffer against neurodegenerative disease?

Contact Information

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

May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Thu, 2015-05-07 09:41

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC has Canada’s oldest MS clinic but is always innovating - striving for progress and better treatments for patients.

What’s new in MS at The Neuro

Contact Information

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

Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button

Researchers from McGill and Concordia discover mechanism involved in adjusting rhythms of circadian clock
Mon, 2015-04-27 11:11

 

An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral, cognitive, and metabolic abnormalities, commonly associated with jet lag, shift work and exposure to light at night, as well as with neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression and autism.

Contact Information

Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
Email:
Office Phone: 514-334-0466

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Cléa Desjardins
Organization: Media Relations, Concordia University
Office Phone: 514-848-2424 ext. 5068
Category:
Source Site: /newsroom