Video Gallery

Sleep & the Ageing Brain: Age-related changes in the sleep-wake cycle, Julie Carrier

Dr Carrier explains the mechanisms underlying the effects of aging on processes that regulate sleep and biological rhythms and, consequently on brain plasticity, learning, and cognition.

Sleep & the Ageing Brain: The neural foundations of sleep, Barbara Jones

Dr. Jones provides a deep dive into the science behind sleep and sleep disorders.

Sleep & the Ageing Brain: Sleep and memory, Julien Doyon

One of Dr. Doyon’s principal research interests is in neural networks associated with the acquisition of motor skills, and the role of sleep in the consolidation and reconsolidation of such motor abilities.

Sleep & the Ageing Brain: Abnormal and pathological sleep, Thanh Dang-Vu

Dr. Thanh Dang-Vu provides an engaging and informative lecture on the interface between neuroimaging, sleep, and neurology, and his research to investigate the neural correlates of spontaneous brain activity and consciousness, the role of sleep in brain plasticity, the pathophysiology of sleep disorders, and the clinical biomarkers of neurological disease progression.

Lucien Hardy: Thought, Matter, and Quantum Theory

Lucien Hardy is a theoretical physicist at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada. He is known for his work on the foundation of quantum physics including Hardy’s paradox, a thought experiment he devised in 1992, and his widely cited 2001 axiomatic reconstruction of quantum theory that led to a surge of papers in this area. He […]


Alzheimer’s and dementia are complex interactions of age and gender, genetics and epigenetics, environment and lifestyle. Today, large datasets and big-data analysis are crucial to advancing research and treatment. This lecture explores Montreal’s and McGill’s leadership in Alzheimer’s and dementia research.


Using both mouse and human studies, Dr. Szulc will illustrate how MRI can provide novel insights into the way the brain develops and how these developmental trajectories can be altered by genetics, injury and treatment.

When Nature Meets Nurture

The emotional and physical environment in which we raise our children matters and early childhood experiences can impact the risk of developing a mental illness across our lifespan, from attention deficit disorders (ADD) to depression to Alzheimer’s.

Brain Imaging in the Information Age

Imaging technologies (MRI, PET, etc.) have revolutionized our ability to understand the brain, providing clearer structural and functional imaging. Dr Alan Evans and a panel of experts discuss the past, present and future of brain imaging as a research tool.

The Brain, Poverty & Mental Health

Dr Michael Meaney and Dr Sonia Lupien discuss the impact and programs aimed at diminishing childhood stress. The brain, especially the circuitry governing emotion, attention, self-control and stress, is shaped by a complex interplay of genes and early-childhood experiences.