Cdn university’s brain research gets boost with donation of advanced technology

TORONTO — When it comes to understanding human anatomy, the brain remains perhaps the most studied structure in the body, yet the least understood. How exactly does it work? And why do some people develop neurological disorders — from autism to Alzheimer’s — while others do not? Increasingly, scientists are turning to advanced computational technology as a means of unlocking the secrets of mankind’s central processor, that “three-pound” mass of wrinkly tissue that resides within our heads. “I think we’re in transition in society where we’re surrounded by the information revolution on all sides, obviously with Facebook and iPhones, and so information and computation is coming to every aspect of our lives,” said Dr. Alan Evans, a professor of neurology and neuroscience at McGill University and a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute. “And neuroscience is no different.” Evans’ research lab is among…


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