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Brain Awareness Montreal hosts annual Brain Bee

On April 2, deep within the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), Villa Maria 10th grader Melina Thibault was declared Montreal’s annual Brain Bee champion.  The competition, hosted by Brain Awareness Montreal (BAM), is designed to test high school students specifically on information about the brain. The day began with a written portion whereby students were asked… Keep Reading

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Montreal amongst cities hosting brain awareness week

Montreal’s Brain Awareness Week began in 1996 with the help of a group of neuroscience students at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Verdun in response to the formation of the U.S.-based Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.  Today, the organization is operated by McGill, Concordia, l’Université de Montréal, and UQÁM. With 300 presentations in… Keep Reading

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Research Briefs—Nov. 11, 2014

Neuroscience of choking under pressure The experience of choking under pressure—in an exam, at the free-throw line, or in a presentation—is a familiar one. This week a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience attempted to explain what goes on in the brain when the stakes are raised. While monitoring their brains with an MRI scanner,… Keep Reading

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