To make sense of complex environments, brain waves constantly adapt, compensating for drastically different sound and vision processing speeds


Every high-school physics student learns that sound and light travel at very different speeds. If the brain did not account for this difference, it would be much harder for us to tell where sounds came from, and how they are related to what we see.

Classified as: Sylvain Baillet, MEG, magnetoencephalography, autism, schizophrenia, Neuro
Published on: 11 May 2021

A receptor for the dopamine neurotransmitter promotes growth and spread of pancreatic cancer -- and schizophrenia drugs, which block the function of this receptor, slowed tumor growth and metastatic spread in mice, according to researchers at McGill University and the German Cancer Research Center.

Classified as: schizophrenia, Cancer, Genome Québec, Riazalhosseini, pancreas, pancreatic
Published on: 7 Sep 2016

In a new study, published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, researchers show for the first time how the brain re-wires and fine-tunes its connections differently depending on the relative timing of sensory stimuli. In most neuroscience textbooks today, there is a widely held model that explains how nerve circuits might refine their connectivity based on patterned firing of brain cells, but it has not previously been directly observed in real time.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, schizophrenia, autism, Neurology, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, mcgill faculty of medicine research, Ruthazer
Published on: 27 May 2014

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, neurological disease, schizophrenia, Neurology
Published on: 2 Apr 2014

A study of eye movements in schizophrenia patients provides new evidence of impaired reading fluency in individuals with the mental illness.

Classified as: schizophrenia, psychology, O'Driscoll, reading, Titone, Whitford
Published on: 18 Feb 2013
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