Researchers at The Neuro and the University of Maryland have figured out the mathematical calculations that specific neurons employ in order to inform us of our distance from an object and the 3D velocities of moving objects and surfaces relative to ourselves.
A devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk has been traced to defects in mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ or energy-producing power plants of cells.
More than 200 students from 26 high schools and CEGEPS across Montreal got a taste of what it’s really like to be a scientist at TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
Dr. Brenda Milner, a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, is the 2011 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize.
New research reveals how we make decisions. Birds choosing between berry bushes and investors trading stocks are faced with the same fundamental challenge - making optimal choices in an environment featuring varying costs and benefits.
The largest gift towards ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) research and patient care in Quebec will help to significantly advance understanding of this devastating disease and facilitate the development of treatments and therapies.
Raw athletic power meets grace under pressure in the third season of smash hit CBC series Battle of the Blades which partners the stars of hockey and figure skating in a weekly live skating competition for $100,000 first prize donation to the charities of their choice.
Three in one: Montreal team finds the gene responsible for three forms of childhood neurodegenerative diseases
A Montreal-led international team has identified the mutated gene responsible for three forms of leukodystrophies, a group of childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorders.
Two prominent Neuro faculty members, Dr. Frederick Andermann and Dr. Michael Petrides, are among the nine McGill professors elected Fellows in the Royal Society of Canada, Canada’s national academy of arts and sciences.
A $500,000 donation from BMO Financial Group has enabled The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University, to install a vital surgical imaging tool, known as an O-arm Imaging System.
The 22nd annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen has been awarded to Robert J. Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute and BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada) and Helen J. Neville (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA), for their pioneering research in the domain of “Music and Brain Plasticity.”
Until a new Director for The Neuro is named, we have asked Dr. Philip Barker and Ms. Martine Alfonso to assume interim responsibilities over and above their current respective functions.