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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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Brain development controlled by epigenetic factor

Research into hippocampus has implications for learning and memory
Tue, 2015-03-10 15:30

McGill researchers have discovered, for the first time, the importance of a key epigenetic regulator in the development of the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with learning, memory and neural stem cells. Epigenetic regulators change the way specific genes function without altering their DNA sequence. By working with mutant mice as models, the research team, led by Prof. Xiang-Jiao Yang, of McGill’s Goodman Cancer Center & Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Center, was able to link the importance of a specific epigenetic regulator known as BRPF1 to the healthy development of a region in the hippocampus called the dentate gyrus.

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HOW EXTREME FEAR SHAPES WHAT WE REMEMBER

Fri, 2015-02-06 16:52

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Total recall: the science behind it

Study identifies new player in brain function and memory
Fri, 2014-11-14 11:09

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Memory and Alzheimer’s: towards a better comprehension

Research by Dr. Sylvain Williams shows that the flow of activity in the hippocampus, a brain region essential for memory, is actually bidirectional, rather than just unidirectional
Wed, 2014-09-03 13:40

A study just published in the prestigious Nature Neuroscience journal by, Sylvain Williams, PhD, and his team, of the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, opens the door towards better understanding of the neural circuitry and dynamic mechanisms controlling memory as well of the role of an essential element of the hippocampus – a sub-region named the subiculum.

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Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
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Important advance in brain mapping and memory

Discovery sheds light on where visual memories are born
Sun, 2014-08-10 13:22

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Brenda Milner awarded prestigious Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Thu, 2014-05-29 09:56

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, McGill University, is a recipient of The 2014 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.

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How the brain recognizes familiar music

McGill research reveals how motor networks help us know whether we’ve previously heard a tune
Wed, 2014-03-12 09:57

Research from McGill University reveals that the brain’s motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard. A recent study by Prof. Caroline Palmer of the Department of Psychology sheds new light on how humans perceive and produce sounds, and may pave the way for investigations into whether motor learning could improve or protect memory or cognitive impairment in aging populations. The research is published in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

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World renowned scientist Dr. Brenda Milner receives Dan David Prize

Thu, 2014-02-13 12:55

Dr. Brenda Milner, an active researcher at the age of 95 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University, has been awarded the 2014 Dan David Prize for her fundamental contributions to the science of memory and the brain. Dr. Milner is widely recognized as one of the founders of cognitive neuroscience–the field that brings together brain and behavior. Dr. Milner, who is the Dorothy J. Killam Professor of Psychology, shares the Prize for the category Present: “Combatting Memory Loss”, with Peter St. George-Hyslop (University of Cambridge) and John A.

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The Neuro Film Series - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Thu, 2013-11-07 18:30 - 20:30
Price: no cost

The Neuro Film Series presents “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”  on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre at The Neuro.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic comedy-drama science fiction film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories. The film uses elements of science fiction, psychological thriller and a nonlinear narrative to explore the nature of memory and romantic love.

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