Quick Links

More from News releases

classified as:
  • MNI
  • press_releases mcgill.ca/newsroom
  • External
subscribe

Smoking thins vital part of brain

Years ago, children were warned that smoking could stunt their growth, but now a major study by an international team including the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University and the University of Edinburgh shows new evidence that long-term smoking could cause thinning of the brain’s cortex. The cortex is the outer layer of the brain in which critical cognitive functions such as memory, language and perception take place. Interestingly, the findings also suggest that stopping smoking helps to restore at least part of the cortex’s thickness.

Published: 10 Feb 2015

A unique album: 30 years of imaging the brain

The Neuro’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre reaches a milestone

How does the brain grow and develop in childhood and aging? How does brain activity shape and unfold within milliseconds? How does our brain respond to objects, faces, food, and music? How is the brain affected in drug abuse, multiple sclerosis, depression? How can we better prepare for neurosurgeries?

Published: 9 Feb 2015

Pick a card, any card

Magicians have astonished audiences for centuries by subtly, yet powerfully, influencing their decisions. But there has been little systematic study of the psychological factors that make magic tricks work.

...

Published: 9 Feb 2015

Faculty Positions at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University

The Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University invites applications for four Assistant Professors who will focus on one or more of our priority areas:

Published: 26 Jan 2015

The secret of empathy

...
Published: 15 Jan 2015

Pages