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“Neuromyths I: Don't Believe Everything You Hear”: A public lecture in context of the Convergence, Perceptions of Neuroscience project (November 24, 2017)

Chloe Soutar is a PhD candidate working in Dr. Hans Dringenberg’s lab at the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University. Her research centres on the role of estradiol as a modulator of synaptic plasticity and learning in the mammalian brain.

Chloe also works to improve research skills and scientific literacy in secondary school students through educational outreach. In 2017, she founded the non-profit research skills education program RISE: Research and Information Science Education.


At the Convergence Sci-Art Art-Sci Conference Series, Chloe will discuss recent neuroscience evidence on whether the brain is sexually dimorphic (male-female differences and their implications on gender biases) and on the limits of human brain capacity (how much we use our brain, and whether we can improve it either through training or through the use of pharmacological compounds).

Come listen to her talk “Neuromyths I: Don't Believe Everything You Hear.”

Where: Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC, 1650 Cedar Av, 7th floor of Livingston Hall, room L7-140

When: Friday November 24, 5-6 p.m.

Presenter: Chloe Soutar, Ph.D.c. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.


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The Convergence Sci-Art/Art-Sci Conferences series focuses on the crossover between science, arts and communication. The talks cover such subjects as the influence of media on modern science, the public perception of the scientific method, popular neuroscience misconceptions, the influence of architecture and biology on the medical practice, and science-immersed artistic practice.

Convergence, Perceptions of Neuroscience is an independent initiative developed in partnership with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts. Convergence is supported by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, McGill University, and the Montreal General Hospital Foundation.