HEALTHY BRAINS FOR HEALTHY LIVES
Why does memory fail us? What can big data tell us about the human brain?
Ever since Dr. Wilder Penfield founded the Montreal Neurological Institute in 1934, McGill has occupied the front ranks in neuroscience. Today, McGill Neuroscience brings together 270 scientists and clinicians, 350 graduate students and 255 post-doctoral fellows who are working to unlock the mysteries of the brain and reduce the burden of neurological disease and mental illness through fields like genetics and epigenetics, brain imaging, neuroinformatics and cultural psychiatry. And through groundbreaking open-science initiatives that share all research data with the world, they hope to accelerate our understanding of the most complex organ in the human body and the source of our selves.
Michael Meaney is the Director of the Sackler Program for Epigenetics & Psychobiology at McGill.
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), identifying its first physiological signs.