Introducing LORIS

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The Ludmer Center for Neuroinformatics and Mental Health at McGill

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Brain Imaging in the Information Age

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MCIN demonstrates the Big Brain to future scientists

On April 28th, students from Gerald McShane Elementary school and Rosemount High School experienced the Big Brain on a recent tour of the Neuro.  The students were given an overview of the history and role of brain atlases in modern medicine, the creation of the Big Brain dataset, and its current use in both research and clinical applications. …

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Dr R. Buxton visits the MCIN

Dr. Richard Buxton, Professor of Radiology at UC San Diego, visited the MCIN recently after delivering his talk  “Potential of Quanta FMI” at the Neuro. During his visit, Dr. Buxton experienced the Big Brain with Dr. Evans.

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New paper published by Dr. Y. Iturria-Medina and colleagues

A recent paper entitled “Multifactorial causal model of brain (dis)organization and therapeutic intervention: Application to Alzheimer’s disease” by Dr. Yasser Iturria-Medina and colleagues of the MCIN was published in Science Direct. In this article, we focus on describing the model and applying it at the population-based level for studying late onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD). By …

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Cortical Thickness Abnormalities in Autism Spectrum Disorders Through Late Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood: A Large-Scale MRI Study

Neuroimaging studies in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have provided inconsistent evidence of cortical abnormality. This is probably due to the small sample sizes used in most studies, and important differences in sample characteristics, particularly age, as well as to the heterogeneity of the disorder. To address these issues, we assessed abnormalities in ASD within the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange data set, which comprises data from approximately 1100 individuals (~6-55 years).

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the MCIN makes Discovery’s top stories of 2016

The research done at the MCIN was mentioned as the 12th top story of 2016. The story entitled “Big Data May Lead to Earlier Alzheimer’s Diagnosis: A new algorithm charts a 30-year trajectory for biological risk factors” by Linda Marsa describes the technique developed at the MCIN that may detect Alzheimers in its earliest stages. The …

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$20M donated to create Tanenbaum Open Science Institute

The Montreal Neurological Institute is hoping to change the way discoveries are made with the help of a multi-million dollar donation. Larry Tanenbaum and his wife Judy are giving $20 million to create the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, which will collect and make available research on neurological diseases. The official announcement was made Friday in …

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Ludmer Centre Neuroscience Guest Lectures – Day 2

December 13th marked the second day of the Ludmer Centre Guest Lectures held at the MNI. Highlights from todays event included presentations on the topics of: Epigenetics & Mental Health Genomics, Bioinformatics & Statistical Genetics Neuroimaging / Neuroinformatics  

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Ludmer Centre Neuroscience Guest Lectures

December 12th marked the first of two days of talks hosted by the Ludmer Centre. Highlights from the opening of the event held at the MNI included: A Presentation from Yale University Professor of Psychiatry & Psychology David Glahn, PhD, entitled Localizing Genetic Loci for Affective and Psychotic Disorders with Endophenotypes Mechanisms and Molecules. A Presentation from David …

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Bombardier CEO and representatives visit the Neuro

On Dec 2nd, CEO Alain Bellemare, Kateri Da Silva, and additional representatives from Bombardier visited the Neuro and MCIN.

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Dr Low presents “Harnessing the Brain’s Whispers” at the MNI

On Nov 29th, Dr. Low, CEO of NeuroVigil spoke to the MNI on about various topics including the SPEARS algorithm for measuring sleep patterns, and the iBrain device allows researchers to conduct studies with minimal setup and provides patients with a less-intrusive experience. Additionally, Dr. Low spoke about an initiative to build a Canadian NeuroZone. Link to …

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Innovation week at the MNI

Members of the MCIN assisted in organizing, and participating in Innovation week, a collaboration of minds from a variety of career backgrounds and studies. The event focused on how people with different backgrounds, skill,s and education come together in todays neuroscience research.  

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Principal of McGill Dr. Suzanne Fortier and the Principal’s International Advisory Board visit the MCIN

The Principal of McGill, Dr. Suzanne Fortier and the Principal’s International Advisory Board visited MCIN on Tuesday November 15. Presentations by Drs. Edward Fon, Michael Meaney and Penelope Kostopoulos described the open science initiatives at the MNI and the role of the Ludmer Centre and MCIN more specifically in the Healthy Brain Healthy Lifes project …

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Alan Evans honored with the Prix du Québec

  Video Source Here   By Kathryn Jezer-Morton Yesterday, the Government of Quebec bestowed its highest citation for accomplishments in cultural and scientific fields, the Prix du Québec, on two McGill researchers. Prof. John A. Hall of the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts received the Prix Léon-Gérin for human and social sciences, and Prof. Alan …

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The MCIN Hackathon held at Hurley’s Pub

On Nov 4th, the MCIN hosted a Hackathon at Hurley’s Pub. Good food and great company inspired new ideas and collaborations amongst those in attendance.  

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Delegates from China visit the MCIN

On Oct 13th, Delegates from the Chinese Embassy in Canada visited the MNI and toured the MCIN, where they had a chance to talk to Dr. Alan Evans while experiencing the BigBrain.

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“Towards a Multifactorial Characterization of Neurodegeneration” by Y. Iturria-Medina

As part of the The Feindel Brain Imaging Lecture Series, Dr Yasser Iturria Medina presented “Towards a Multifactorial Characterization of Neurodegeneration”. The slideshow from the presentation can be viewed here [Google Slides] Yasser Iturria-Medina Montreal Neurological Institute Short Bio: Yasser Iturria Medina (Havana, 1980), has a Nuclear Engineering background, a Master’s degree in Neurophysics and a PhD in Health Sciences. …

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MARC website featured on TV for World Alzheimer’s Day

The Montreal Alzheimer Research for a Cure (MARC) initiative and website were recently featured on several television networks as part of World Alzheimer’s Day. The founder of MARC, Dorothy Reitman of the Reitman Family Foundation, was interviewed for a segment on CTV. In addition, Jacob Vogel of the MCIN lab was also interviewed to provide …

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