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Why your brain makes you reach for junk food

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:47

<p>New study examines link between brain cortex and food buying habits</p>
<p>MONTREAL: Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content. </p>

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McGill-led projects awarded Brain Canada grants

Program supports innovative research to advance understanding of the brain and brain diseases
Fri, 2014-09-12 12:05

Four innovative projects led by McGill University researchers have been selected to receive major grants under the Canada Brain Research Fund.

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Peter McPherson inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

Wed, 2014-09-10 16:03

Dr. Peter McPherson, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Anatomy and Cell Biology at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

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Addiction: abnormal communication in the brain

Tue, 2013-01-29 12:11

Addiction to cigarettes, drugs and other stimulants has been linked in the past to the brain’s frontal lobes, but now there is scientific evidence that indicates where in the frontal cortex addiction takes hold and how.  Addiction could be a result of abnormal communication between two areas of the frontal lobes linked to decision-making.  The discovery will undoubtedly stimulate clinical work on new therapies for millions of people who suffer from addiction.

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Guy Rouleau appointed director of The Neuro

Joint Message from Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University, Mr. Normand Rinfret, Director General and Chief Executive Officer, McGill University Health Centre and Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine, McGill University
Thu, 2012-11-08 14:33

 

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