Could singing in a choir have positive effects on the brain and communication? This is the one big question question CERVO researcher Pascale Tremblay is currently asking. View a recent television report about this on Radio-Canada (in French only): Reportage de Camille Simard de Radio-Canada.
Research by professor Charles Morin has demonstrated that psychotherapy, and specifically cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), is more efficient than drugs to treat insomnia. According to data presented last Thursday by Dr. Morin at the annual meeting of the Quebec psychiatric association, drugs work, but have effects that vary from weak to moderate, depending on the insomnia component being measured (number of awakenings per night, length of sleep, etc...), while the effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy varies from moderate to strong.
The Canadian Pain Society highlighted the research accomplishments of Yves De Koninck and Robert Bonin, a research centre alumnus and professor at University of Toronto, at their annual meeting, which took place May 23-26 in Halifax. Congratulations to Professor De Koninck, who received the Distinguished Career Award, and to Professor Bonin, who received the Early Career Investigator Pain Research Grant.