Photo credit: Aaron Vincent Elkaim, The New York Times

Photo credit: Markian Lozowchuk, AARP

Photo credit: Rodolphe Beaulieu, L'actualité

Photo credit: Helmut Bernhard

Photo credit: Owen Egan

Photo credit: Christinne Muschi, The Globe and Mail

Photo credit: Psychologie Quebec

Brenda Milner Multimedia

"Human quirks attract my interest. If you're a theoretical person, you can sit and dream up beautiful theories, but my approach is, What would happen if? Or, why is this person doing that and then, how can I measure it? I wouldn't still be working if I didn't find it exciting."
-Brenda Milner

2018 marked 100 years in the life of Brenda Milner. In celebration of this historic event, The Neuro hosted the Brenda Milner Centennial Symposium on the 6th and7th of September. It was an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of this inspiring individual and to reflect on all that has been learned in 100 years of neuropsychology/cognitive neuroscience.

Watch the full stream of the event here!

Below is a selection of highlights on Brenda Milner's life and career. In celebration of her 100th birthday, you are invited to share your favourite Milner moments on Facebook using the hashtag #MilnerMondays.




More to Explore

Watch Brenda Milner's Neuro XXceptional Video

Read about Brenda Milner's life and career

See a list of awards and honours received by Dr. Brenda Milner

The Neuro logo McGill logoMcGill University Health Centre logoKillam Laureates


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.




Back to top