Hockey player Jonathan Huberdeau has made headlines for his recent pledge to donate his brain to Project Enlist Canada for brain injury research. For the psychiatrist, scientific director at the Douglas Research Center and co-director of the Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank, Gustavo Turecki, this is excellent news to make brain research better known and allow its advancement.
Dr. Gustavo Turecki ensures that this type of donation is open to everyone.
We’re still short of brains, even people who don’t have pathology. It is essential, in order to be able to compare, to have witnesses who did not have problems in their brainhe argues.
Dr. Turecki further explains how brain donation enables more advanced research than medical imaging cannot.