In conversation with neurologist Lesley Fellows

Four Burning Questions

As part of the new Neuro XXceptional video series featuring women researchers, neuroscientist Lesley Fellows talks about her work and how we can “design optimal environments” for our brain.

Tal Arbel: Pioneering researcher challenges gender stereotypes


Tal Arbel is a pioneer in the fields of computer vision and medical image analysis. But, because she is a woman in a field that is traditionally dominated by men, she is often met with resistance. “People are often surprised when I tell them about my profession and say things like ‘You don’t look like an engineer’,” Arbel says. “I am happy to challenge those stereotypes.”

“Big Data” study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer’s


Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, identifying its first physiological signs. The research underlines importance of computational power in future neurological breakthroughs.