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Human sounds convey emotions better than words do

It takes just one-tenth of a second for our brains to begin to recognize emotions conveyed by vocalizations, according to researchers from McGill. It doesn’t matter whether the non-verbal sounds are growls of anger, the laughter of happiness or cries of sadness. More importantly, the researchers have also discovered that we pay more attention when an emotion (such as happiness, sadness or anger) is expressed through vocalizations than we do when the same emotion is expressed in speech.

Published: 18Jan2016

What does it take to be a successful agribusiness entrepreneur?

Peter McAuslan, Founder and former President of the McAuslan Brewing Company, shared his entrepreneurial wisdom with students and staff on November 26th.  The Entrepreneurial Leadership Speaker Series aims to spark student interest in entrepreneurship while tempering the passion with the reality of what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

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Published: 11Jan2016

A ‘printing press’ for nanoparticles

Gold nanoparticles have unusual optical, electronic and chemical properties, which scientists are seeking to put to use in a range of new technologies, from nanoelectronics to cancer treatments.

Published: 7Jan2016

Droughts hit cereal crops harder since 1980s

Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9% to 10% on average in affected countries – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the developed nations of North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill University and the University of British Columbia.

Published: 6Jan2016

Appointment of Prof. Anne McKinney as Associate Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations

Research and International Relations is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. R. Anne McKinney as Associate Vice-Principal, Research and International Relations (AVP-RIR), with a term beginning January 1, 2016 and ending December 31, 2018.

Published: 1Jan2016

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