Ludmer Centre takes open science to the next level

Since arriving at McGill and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital more than 30 years ago, Alan Evans has helped the University and its network of affiliated hospitals build one of the world’s largest infrastructures of neuroscience research – from the high-resolution Big Brain atlas to supercomputing data-storage technology. These developments and others by his fellow researchers …

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Delegates from Taiwan visit the MCIN

On June 1st, delegates from Taiwan experienced the Big Brain on their visit to the Neuro.

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HBHL Symposium 2018

On May 10th the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives symposium was held at the Neuro. HBHL’s annual Symposium is designed to showcase the vision, deliverables, overall goals and research priorities of HBHL’s four research themes and five subcommittees, as well as its collaborative efforts with other partner institutions. The symposium unites participants from different universities, institutions and other organizations to interact …

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Decoding Mental States Using EEG Workshop Videos

On March 7th and 8th 2018, the Neuro hosted an event entitled Decoding Mental States Using EEG. With opening remarks from Dr Robert Zatorre and Dr Alan Evans, many speakers presented on a variety of topics. These talks can be seen at the following YouTube Channel.  

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Watch Live Stream: Decoding Mental States Using EEG

Recent developments in cognitive neuroscience have led to exciting new possibilities for understanding consciousness. Much of this work has been carried out with fMRI; however, similar approaches can be developed with cost-effective and portable technologies, such as EEG, that could provide potentially better outcomes due higher temporal resolution.

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Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform launches

The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) recently held its plenary meeting on February 19th and 20th. The following is an excerpt from their website (http://conp.ca) The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) aims to bring together many of the country’s leading scientists in basic and clinical neuroscience to form an interactive network of collaborations in brain …

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Delegates from Hong Kong visit the MCIN

During a recent visit to the Neuro, delegates from Hong Kong had a chance to experience the Big Brain.

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CONP Plenary Meeting LIVE STREAM

The CONP Plenary Meeting is currently streaming LIVE on Youtube. Click HERE to watch The Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) aims to bring together many of the country’s leading scientists in basic and clinical neuroscience to form an interactive network of collaborations in brain research, interdisciplinary student training, international partnerships, clinical translation and open publishing. …

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Canada-Cuba-China partnership gets $1M to study Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s and dementia research just got a significant boost from a tripartite Canada-Cuba-China research collaboration. Ludmer Centre Scientific Director Dr Alan Evans is part of an international team that just received $1 M in financial support over three years to initiate the first scientific collaboration on brain imaging and neuroinformatics among leading neuroscience researchers in Canada, Cuba and China. The Trinational …

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Three McGill professors awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals

McGill professors Alan Evans of The Neuro, Andrea C. LeBlanc of the Lady Davis Institute, and Bernard J. Lapointe, Director of Palliative Care McGill, were awarded Senate of Canada 150 medals for their commitment to advancements in Alzheimer’s disease and palliative care research. Senator Judith Seidman, a former research fellow at The Neuro and Associate Professor of the McGill School of Social Work, …

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The BigBrain Workshop 2017 – Summary

  The BigBrain Workshop 2017 was a great success, thanks to a collection of world-renowned speakers, led by Pr Karl Zilles, and local explorers of the dataset. Titles covered very high resolution data collection (Zilles, Palomero-Gallagher), storage and manipulation (Glatard), as well as analysis and visualisation of big data (Borgeat, Istomin, Mohlberg). Protocols for the …

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Back to OHBM event

Back to OHBM On October 16th, 2017, approximately 70 members of the Montreal brain-imaging community got to know each other a bit better at a ‘Back to OHBM’ event organized by members of the Ludmer Centre/MCIN and the CRIUGM.  Principal investigators, post-docs, and students alike participated in an afternoon of talks, poster sessions, and oral …

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BigBrain Workshop 2017 Montreal : From open data to novel applications

We are pleased to announce an international workshop on BigBrain and its applications, to be held at the Montreal Neurological Institute on November 3rd, 2017. The day will start with a plenary session, with a keynote lecture by Pr. Karl Zilles (Germany). Morning addresses will be followed by an open forum discussion on the challenges …

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CBC Audio interview with researcher John Lewis

Unlocking some of the mystery of autism: early indications Lewis is the lead author of the study entitled “The Emergence of Network Inefficiencies in Infants With Autism Spectrum Disorder” which was published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. ( Abstract and open access here) The study involved looking at brain “efficiency”, the interconnectedness of various regions of …

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Delegates from Shenzhen visit the MCIN

On Monday Sept 25th, delegates from Shenzhen toured the MNI and had a chance to experience the BigBrain with Alan Evans.  

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David Carr of Wellcome Trust visits the MCIN

Mr. David Carr, Programme Manager of Open Research of Wellcome Trust, London, United Kingdom,  visit the Neuro and meet with Alan Evans while experiencing the Big Brain.

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Representatives from CFI visit the MCIN

Representatives of CFI Dr. Rosanne O’Reilly Runte, President and CEO, and Pierre Normand, CO of External Relations and Communications, visited the MCIN and experienced the Big Brain.

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Deep Brainhack 2017

The Deep Brainhack was held on August 24-25 at Notman House, Montreal. This two-day hacking sprint was designed to familiarize the deep learning community with the challenges of working with brain scans and neuroimaging data, as well as introducing researchers to opportunities and applications in neuroscience presented by cutting-edge machine learning technology. This event saw …

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INCF 2018

INCF 2018 – Montreal For more information, please visit the following websites: Official website INCF homepage The Ludmer Centre

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Dell/EMC Global Health visits the MCIN

On Wednesday August 9th, representatives from Dell/EMC Global Health visited the MCIN. Opening talks were given by Alan Evans, Samir Das, Tristan Glatard, and Marc Rousseau. The featured presentation by Dell/EMC representatives outlined current and future projects.

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