Dr. Dagher is an M.D./Ph.D. who studied Electrical Engineering and Medicine. He is a Neurologist and Professor at McGill University in Montreal (clinician and scientist). His research aims to understand brain reward systems and their role in neurological and psychiatric illness. He uses brain imaging, notably functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to map brain activity in response to drugs or natural rewards like food and music. He is particularly interested in figuring out what in the brain makes individuals vulnerable to mental illness. He splits his professional life between clinical neurology and research and teaching. He sees people with Parkinson’s Disease in his clinic once a week. Dr. Dagher teaches medical students and Ph.D. students in neuroscience.
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