In our latest blog piece, Giulia Baracchini, PhD Candidate in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Neuro, draws on Italian literature to highlight how coming together in science and in the community has been pushing autism bio-imaging research forward. To learn more, read her conversations with prominent Quebec autism researchers and with a mother caring for her autistic daughter.
What’s new on the QBIN blog
Exceptionally this year, QBIN will be awarding two Professors the Rising Star in Bio-Imaging in Quebec award, Profs. Sylvia Villeneuve and Hassan Rivaz, who will present their work at the 2022 QBIN Scientific Day in Sherbrooke on June 2nd along with this year’s William Feindel lecturer, Louis Collins. In order to learn more about their research and interests, the QBIN blog team conducted interviews with each of them. Stay tuned for interviews with Hassan Rivaz and Louis Collins soon and enjoy this first interview with Sylvia Villeneuve by her former PhD student, Alexa Pichet Binette!
Sivaniya Subramaniapillai introduces the Women’s Neuronetwork, an initiative that aims to enhance collaboration and academic achievement among neuroscientists who identify as women.
Flavie Detcheverry, a master’s student in the MIND lab at the Université de Montréal and member of the QBIN communications committee, writes about how we can use MR spectroscopy to study oxidative stress in aging.
McGill PhD student and member of the QBIN communications committee, Giulia Baracchini, gives a comical take on how to survive graduate school during a pandemic when you’re far from home.
Sivaniya Subramaniapillai discusses how the pandemic has influenced societal trust in science and what we as scientists might be able to do to help repair it. A version of this essay placed among the top 100 contributors worldwide in the St. Gallen Global Essay Competition 2021.
Gasser Saleh discusses the science of emotional processing in the context of video games and why some computer-generated faces creep us out by explaining the phenomenon of the uncanny valley.
Carlos Gevers-Montoro and Zoha Deldar discuss the inextricable links between art and science throughout the history of bio-imaging.
Subramaniapillai and Giulia Baracchini conduct an entertaining and informative interview with Bratislav Misic, recipient of the 2021 Rising Star in Bio-imaging in Quebec award.
Sivaniya Subramaniapillai speculates about some of the ways the COVID-19 pandemic could be changing the way we think and behave.