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Our Elegant Brain: Motor Learning in the Fast Lane

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Researchers at McGill University have discovered that to learn new motor skills, neurons within the cerebellum engage in elegant, virtually mathematical, computations to quickly compare expected and actual sensory feedback. They then quickly...
3-Aug-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Are Fish Getting High on Cocaine?

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Both prescription and illegal drugs such as morphine, cocaine and oxycodone have been found in surface waters in Canadian rivers. New research from McGill shows that wastewater discharged from wastewater treatment plants in the Grand River watershed...
23-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Taking the Pain Out of Office Work

McGill kinesiology researcher Julie Cote is interested in finding ways to reduce or even prevent the kinds of muscular and skeletal stresses and pains that will affect one in ten office workers at some point in their careers.
7-Jul-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Could Black Phosphorus Be the Next Silicon?

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When electrons move in a phosphorus transistor, they do so only in two dimensions, according to a study published in Nature Communications . The finding suggests that black phosphorus could help engineers surmount one of the big challenges for...
6-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT

His and Her Pain Circuitry in the Spinal Cord

New research reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for our basic understanding of pain, how we develop the next generation of medications for...
25-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Proximity to Bike-Sharing Stations Augments Property Values

Studying house sales in central Montreal before and after the Bixi bike sharing system was launched in 2009, researchers at McGill found that a typical home in the central Montreal area they studied had about 12 stations nearby, which had increased...
23-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Quantum Physics on Tap

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Only recently has nanotechnology made it possible to reach the scale required to test the theoretical model known as the Tomonaga-Luttinger theory. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in conducting experiments with the smallest channel yet.
14-May-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Baby Talk: Babies Prefer Listening to Their Own Kind

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A McGill University/UQAM research team has discovered that 6-month-old infants appear to be much more interested in listening to other babies than they are in listening to adults. The researchers believe that an attraction to infant speech sounds...
12-May-2015 8:30 AM EDT

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