brain

Human sounds convey emotions better than words do

Published: 18Jan2016

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom Brain uses “older” systems/structures to preferentially process emotion expressed through vocalizations

What is your memory style?

Published: 15Dec2015

Why is it that some people have richly detailed recollection of past experiences (episodic memory), while others tend to remember just the facts without details (semantic memory)?...

There’s More Than Meets the Eye When Making Choices

Published: 14Dec2015

If you’re pondering whether to buy a Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone this holiday season, a part of the brain called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (PFC) might ultimately determine your choice....

Breakthrough in "marriage-broker" protein

Published: 12Aug2015

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made a breakthrough in understanding an important...

Waiting for pleasure

Published: 4Aug2015

Researchers at McGill have clearly identified, for the first time, the specific parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification.

Practice doesn’t always make perfect

Published: 28Jul2015

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the...

How insulin calms brain activity

Published: 30Jun2015

Insulin has long been known as the hormone which controls the body’s sugar levels: humans who lack or are insensitive to insulin develop diabetes. Although insulin is also made and released in the...

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