(the following extract is from Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Faculty of Education, spring 2016 edition)

Making sense of sensations : How do perception and cognition influence behaviour?

Classified as: ECP, Development, autism, psychology, Armando Bertone, pnlab,, atypical, typical, fragile x, dialogues
Published on: 12 Apr 2016

Discovery provides new tool for understanding and treating neurodegenerative diseases

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Development, Tim Kennedy, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, netrin
Published on: 12 Aug 2015

Registration is now open for the CRBLM Inaugural Symposium on Music and Language, to be held in Montréal, Canada on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday May 4th 2013. A brief conference program is included below.  Full details about the conference and registration information are available at  

Classified as: music, language, Development
Published on: 3 Apr 2013

Montreal researchers find that music lessons before age seven create stronger connections in the brain

If you started piano lessons in grade one, or played the recorder in kindergarten, thank your parents and teachers. Those lessons you dreaded – or loved – helped develop your brain. The younger you started music lessons, the stronger the connections in your brain.

Classified as: music, collaboration, neuroscience, brain, Development, Neurology, creativity, Robert Zatorre
Published on: 12 Feb 2013

In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters.  Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body.

Classified as: brain, Development, Gene, neurological, immune response, microglia, epilepsy, injury, neurological disease, pathology, trauma
Published on: 15 Oct 2012