Separating children from parents can negatively affect brain development, CBC interview

Those administering policies that separate children from their parents clearly don’t understand the effects of early childhood trauma on the developing brain. In an interview with Quirks & Quarks host Bob McDonald,  Dr Michael Meaney explains how parents insulate their children from stresses while their brains mature. When children are traumatically separated from parents their brain is forced to […]

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 […]

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Research @ the Ludmer Centre

Big-data in Dementia Research Dementias affect millions of people across Canada (right) and 46.8 million people worldwide – a number set to double every 20 years (WHO, 2015). The most common cause of dementia, late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, is not caused by a single neurological mechanism but is the product of several associated brain mechanisms influenced […]

About Us

Vision:     The Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health, based on the promising potentials of big-data research, envisages a future where mental illnesses, cognitive disorders, and learning disabilities are significantly reduced through preventive strategies and their diagnoses, based on biological metrics, lead to more effective, individually-tailored treatment approaches. Diagnosing and classifying mental disorders –from […]