Department of Psychology

No pain, no gain? How the brain chooses between pain and profit

Published: 20Jul2022

Imagine having to choose over and over between what you enjoy doing and the pain that it might cause you, whether physical or emotional. If you live with conditions such as depression, anxiety, or...

Face masks impair nonverbal communication between individuals

Published: 21Feb2022

Since the onset of the worldwide pandemic, face masks have been widely adopted to control the spread of COVID-19. While masks are critical for mitigating disease contagion, they hide parts of our...

Experts: 2021 Holiday Season

Published: 20Dec2021

The McGill Media Relations Office suggests the following sources for your holiday stories:...

Experts: Quebec City attack highlights need for discussion on mental health

Published: 3Nov2020

Quebec is hoping to reduce wait lists and widen access to help by injecting $100 million into mental health services as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, an announcement that was pushed up...

Keeping the beat – it’s all in your brain

Published: 1Sep2020

How do people coordinate their actions with the sounds they hear? This basic ability, which allows people to cross the street safely while hearing oncoming traffic, dance to new music or perform...

Pregnancy-specific anxiety may impact how long a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child

Published: 17Jun2019

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organization for the first six months of life because of the benefits for both mom and baby. In Canada, approximately 32% of women meet...

Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatments

Published: 8Aug2017

The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at...

Expert: male eating disorder on the rise

Published: 2Aug2017

In the United Kingdom, "the number of adult men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70% over the past six years – the same rate of increase as among women," reports The...

Waiting for pleasure

Published: 4Aug2015

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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