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The Gatineau native and McGill University student was named the first Canadian winner of the Infiniti Engineering Academy competition on Thursday. That earns him a yearlong paid internship in Europe, with his time split evenly between the Infiniti Research Centre in Enstone, England, and the Renault Formula One racing team, which has its headquarters in Cranfield, England....
Autour, developed at McGill, combines data from Google and social media with ambient sound to generate a description of businesses, landmarks and services near the user.
"These games are built by humans and therefore they contain all the biases of humans." -- Geography professor Rene Sieber. CBC The Current
"Reut Gruber, a psychologist who is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University, where she is director of the Attention Behavior and Sleep Lab, said that there is a close association between sleep and a wide range of cognitive functions, including attention, executive function and memory....
Donald Trump’s speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention was notable for its tone… That is the conclusion of a new analysis by McGill University [Political Science] PhD student Denver McNeney. Washington Post
Review of new book “The Grid” by cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke. Wall Street Journal
Back in 2012, a team led by Alain Brunet, a psychiatric professor at McGill University and researcher at the Douglas, set the trauma world on fire with a new treatment for PTSD, using a beta-blocker that reduces heart rate and blood pressure. Brunet’s work at the Douglas appeared to demonstrate traumatic memories could be healed and, furthermore, memories linked to addiction cravings could be reduced....
...In 2011, the mechanochemist Tomislav Friscic and his team used mechanochemical methods to make bismuth subsalicylate, the active ingredient of Pepto-Bismol, by grinding together bismuth oxide and salicylic acid. The method not only does away with solvents, but also uses bismuth oxide, a safe reagent, in lieu of toxic bismuth salts....
Pain researchers' arguments for using only male rodents in preclinical pain research don't hold up to scrutiny, says McGill neuroscientist Jeffrey Mogil. Nature
Op-ed by Howard Bergman, chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Daniel Weinstock, director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy. Montreal Gazette
Op-ed by Christopher Ragan, associate professor of economics. The Globe and Mail
Our democratic reform minister doesn’t understand our democracy: Op-ed by Andrew Potter, incoming Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. National Post
The Right Chemistry: column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society. Montreal Gazette
“I believe the train is out of control. The damage that this train can eventually do to people who will need to spend huge sums of money at their later stage of life is very, very serious.” Avi Friedman, Professor of Architecture The Globe and Mail
Researchers now have the capability to build virtual reality worlds that can be inhabited by both lab animals (like rats and monkeys) and humans, allowing for a sort of cross-species brain research that’s never really been possible before, as different species are run through virtual environments in video games while scientists study brain activity… In a new study, published in Journal of Neuroscience Methods, a team of neuroscientists—including Martinez-Trujillo, Roberto Gulli and Guillaume ...