Sébastien Tremblay, PhD student in neuroscience at McGill University, is the award winner of the Fonds Santé, one of the three Fonds awards of the Fonds de recherche du Québec. His award-winning publication Attentional Filtering of Visual Information by Neuronal Ensembles in the Primate Lateral Prefrontal Cortex is published in Neuron, 01-2015.

His research significantly advances the understanding of the biological foundations of the attentional filtering process, which fails in certain individuals and specifically in children with attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity. The potential to enhance the attentional filtering process undertaken by the neural ensembles paves the way for possible therapeutic interventions to increase the attentional abilities of clinical populations.

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In addition to promoting research careers in Québec, this competition recognizes the exceptional research contributions of college and university students (bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate), postdoctoral fellows and members of professional bodies who are enrolled in advanced research training programs in the areas covered by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

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