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Do birdsong and human speech share biological roots?

Do songbirds and humans have common biological hardwiring that shapes how they produce and perceive sounds?

Scientists who study birdsong have been intrigued for some time by the possibility that human speech and music may be rooted in biological processes shared across a variety of animals. Now, research by McGill University biologists provides new evidence to support this idea.

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Published: 22 Nov 2017

Claudia Mitchell named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow

By Meaghan Thurston

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Published: 19 Sep 2017

McGill duo honoured by the Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced today that Professor Michel Tremblay (Department of Biochemistry and the Director of the McGill Cancer Institute) has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal for important research of sustained excellence in medical science....
Published: 19 Sep 2017

Teenage aggression linked to neglect

By Katherine Gombay

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Published: 18 Sep 2017

Playing with your brain

Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?

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Published: 8 Aug 2017

“Rebalancing society” module launched

On the occasion of the High Level Political Forum held on 18 and 19 July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, PRME in collaboration with McGill University and KEDGE Business School are pleased to announce the launch of a new Sustainability Literacy Test (Sulitest) module based on Henry Mintzberg’s book Rebalancing Society.

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Published: 19 Jul 2017

Crafting better beer

Canada’s extensive malting and brewing industry could get a further boost from new insight into the science of malting.

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Published: 6 Jul 2017

Teaching practices could play an important role in preventing bullying

Classrooms that encourage competition between students may inadvertently be creating settings where bullying is more likely to take place. That’s one of the conclusions that can be drawn from work led by McGill University researchers Maria Di Stasio and Robert Savage, who recently published a paper on the subject in the Journal of Adolescence. But it’s only part of the story.

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Published: 23 May 2017

McGill and Schulich School of Music award honorary doctorate to Yannick Nézet-Séguin

McGill University is proud to present the degree of doctor honoris causa to a great name on the Quebec cultural scene, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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Published: 13 Apr 2017

Ottawa to provide $70 M to McGill for research-facility upgrades, energy-saving renovations

The Government of Canada announced today in Montreal that McGill University and two of its affiliated hospitals will receive $70.7 million through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, for upgrades to research facilities and energy-saving renovations. The Quebec government will provide an additional $5.1 million toward the cost of the work. 

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Published: 2 Mar 2017

Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection

Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music?...
Published: 4 Jan 2017

McGill announces Dr. Thomas Robinson as the 2016 winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health

McGill University, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine and pioneer in using novel motivational techniques to combat childhood obesity, is the winner of the 2016 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

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Published: 7 Dec 2016

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