2022 Cognitive Neuroscience Unit Retreat

Friday, November 18, 2022 09:30to14:00
Montreal Neurological Institute 3801 University, 3801 rue University, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, CA


The Cognitive Neuroscience Unit is hosting an in-house retreat, open to all members and trainees, as well as those interested in cognitive neuroscience research at the Neuro and across McGill. This will be a chance to catch up on the recent discoveries and research advances emerging from the CNU. We will also be looking ahead at new directions and priorities, as well as considering the role of the Unit in strengthening McGill's cognitive neuroscience community more broadly.

The morning session will be an open forum, consisting of research presentations from CNU investigators with Q & A's. The afternoon session, open to CNU investigators, will focus on future research opportunities and challenges as well as identifying goals and strategies for the Unit in the coming years.

To register

9:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. [Open session: Talks/Q&As]

2:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. [CNU members/affiliates]


Nathan Spreng, Committee Chair

Denise Klein

Robert Zatorre


Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre (open to all)

9:30 Registration - Refreshments

9:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Nathan Spreng, Chair

10:00 - 1:00 PI talks

10:00 – 10:15 Madeleine Sharp, Assistant Professor

Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, The Neuro

10:15 – 10:30 Lesley Fellows, Professor, The Neuro

Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Faculty of Medicine

McGill University

10:30 – 10:45 Denise Klein, Scientist and Neuropsychologist

Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, The Neuro

Director, Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music

10:45 – 11:00 Michael Petrides, Professor, Dept. of Psychology

Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, The Neuro

11:00 – 11:15 Xiaoqian Chai, Assistant Professor

Dept. of Neurology, McGill University

11:15 – 11:30 Pause

11:30 – 11:45 Maiya Geddes, Assistant Professor, Neurologist Investigator

Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery, McGill University

11:45 – 12:00 Nathan Spreng, Associate Professor

Dept. of Neurology, McGill University

12:00 – 12:15 Julien Doyon, Director, McConnell Brain Imaging Center, The Neuro

Professor, Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University

12:15 – 12:30 Robert Zatorre, Professor

The Neuro, McGill University

12:30 – 12:45 tbd

12:45 – 1:00 tbd

1:00 Closing remarks

1:15 – 2:15 Lunch (HP atrium)


De Grandpre Communications CentreFor PI ’s and Affiliates

2:30 – 5:00 Program Review - Planning session

(3:45 – Pause)

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.



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