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More than $1.8M to support open EEG data

Brain Canada grant will aid research into neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders


Electroencephalography (EEG) is an important tool in understanding the mechanism of brain disorders. Research in the field has gotten a major boost thanks to a $1.85M grant from Brain Canada to support EEGNet, an open repository for EEG data that helps scientists investigate neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Published: 1 Apr 2021

Study links genes with function across the human brain

Comparing two neural maps reveals the roles of genes in cognition, perception and feeling

Many psychiatric disorders have genetic causes, but the exact mechanism of how genes influence higher brain function remains a mystery. A new study provides a map linking the genetic signature of functions across the human brain, a tool that may provide new targets for future treatments.

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Published: 25 Mar 2021

Neurological disease and brain plasticity research gets major funding boost

The Canada Foundation for Innovation supports innovative projects that tackle global challenges

Exciting initiatives involving researchers at The Neuro are among the latest getting support under The Canada Foundation for Innovation’s Innovation Fund competition.

Published: 19 Mar 2021

Major funding announced for brain imaging at The Neuro

$4.67M from Brain Canada will help probe the brain’s mysteries and create international research links

Research at The Neuro’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) of McGill University will receive a major boost thanks to a $4.67M grant from Brain Canada’s Platform Support Grant (PSG) program.

Published: 3 Mar 2021

Multiple ALS projects at The Neuro awarded funding

Program brings together multidisciplinary teams with expertise in various areas of neurodegenerative disease


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Published: 15 Feb 2021

Scientists show what loneliness looks like in the brain

Neural “signature” may reflect how we respond to feelings of social isolation

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Published: 15 Dec 2020

Big data analysis suggests role of brain connectivity in epilepsy-related atrophy

Large multi-site study accurately predicts damage to grey matter by disease

An international study has found a link between the brain’s network connections and grey matter atrophy caused by certain types of epilepsy, a major step forward in our understanding of the disease.

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Published: 2 Dec 2020

Order of Canada is bestowed on Dr. Guy Rouleau

Doctor has dedicated his life to improve diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders

The Neuro’s director, Dr. Guy Rouleau, is being recognized with Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada, for his outstanding contributions as a clinician-scientist and as a leader in health care.

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Published: 27 Nov 2020

Four early-career researchers receive leadership grants

Brain Canada program supports paradigm-shifting neuroscience that improves the lives of Canadians

Four researchers at The Neuro — Boris Bernhardt, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Jean-Francois Poulin, and Jo Anne Stratton — have received grants to support their work in the early-career stage, after being chosen from 150 talented applicants.

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Published: 9 Nov 2020

Researchers awarded $2.7M to study loneliness and Alzheimer’s

Work will tell us how loneliness interacts with brain structure and function in normal aging and pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease

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Published: 7 Oct 2020

Deconstructing glioblastoma complexity reveals its pattern of development

Study identifies rapidly dividing cancer stem cells that can respond to new therapies

Brain cancers have long been thought of as being resistant to treatments because of the presence of multiple types of cancer cells within each tumor. A new study uncovers a cancer cell hierarchy that originates from a single cancer cell type, which can be targeted to slow cancer growth.

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Published: 8 Jul 2020

Neuro Procedure: Updated Directives Research Ramp-up Phase 3

July 4, 2020

Neuro Procedure

Updated Directives Research Ramp-up Phase 3


As of July 8, 2020, all researchers who cannot perform their tasks remotely will be allowed to return to work, in compliance with all safety protocols.

As a consequence, the restriction of a maximum of 75% of staff whose tasks require presence at work is lifted.

Published: 6 Jul 2020

Neuro Procedure: Research with Human Subjects - application and guideline reminders

updated October 29, 2020

Neuro Procedure





Current on-site research with human subjects may continue with people in the following four categories:

IMPORTANT Within the above three groups, subjects 70 years of age and older already coming into The Neuro for these purposes can still participate in research activities. New subjects 70 years and older cannot be recruited for studies until further notice.

Patients enrolled in clinical trials. Patients who are scheduled to come in for regular care or treatment. Patients who are scheduled to be seen by physicians on a regular basis. Patients already enrolled in on-going longitudinal studies, with the exception of people over 70 years of age. All in-person studies with healthy control subjects of all ages are CANCELLED until further notice.

These directives will be reassessed on November 23 or as the situation evolves.


Published: 30 Jun 2020

Robert Zatorre wins major international award

C. L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize recognizes his seminal work in the cognition of music

Cognitive neuroscientist Robert Zatorre has been awarded the C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize in Cognitive Sciences.

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Published: 5 Jun 2020

Research Ramp-up Reminders and Updates



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Published: 26 May 2020


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