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Practice doesn’t always make perfect

Study fuels nature versus debate
Tue, 2015-07-28 10:18

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Office Phone: 514 398-3376
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Production and perception of social communication signals in songbirds

Thu, 2012-09-27 15:30 - 16:30
Rabinovitch House : 3640 rue de la Montagne Montreal Quebec Canada , H3G 2A8

Sarah Woolley, Ph.D.

Dr. Woolley is on faculty in the McGill University Department of Biology.  She is interested in the neural mechanisms underlying the production and perception of social communication behaviors. She studies these in songbird populations using a combination of electrophysiology, behavioral analysis, molecular biology and computational methods. 

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Contact: Lisa Coady
Organization: CRBLM
Office Phone: 514.398.6962