Research in the CoNCH Lab (Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing) explores our ability to extract meaning from speech including what types of information we use to aid our understanding of speech and the effects of a listener’s cognitive state on their ability to understand speech. Learn More
We invite applications from exceptional early or mid-career investigators to fill 3 tenure-track (probationary) positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor to support the Cluster of Research Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience. Details - Here
Western Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Brain and Mind Institute at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada has funding available for 5 new postdoctoral fellows. Deadline for this round of applications is February 1st, 2015.
Western International Graduate Student Awards
The Brain and Mind Institute is seeking MSc or PhD applicants in psychology, neuroscience, medical biophysics, or another related discipline for 2015-2016. Students from outside Canada will be eligible to apply for one of four awards. Full Story
Chao Gu, a PhD student with Brian Corneil, has been awarded a 2014 Brain Star Award from the CIHR-Institute for Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addition. This award is given in recognition of the excellence of a paper that Chao published in 2014 (Gu and Corneil, J Neurosci, 2014). The significance of Chao’s work is that it promises an improved understanding of how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a common form of non-invasive brain stimulation, influences neural activity throughout the brain. The paper will be profiled on the INMHA website in the near future.
Ethics and Neuroimaging
Charles Weijer, who holds a Canada Research Chair in Bioethics at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, gave a presentation last week at the University of California, San Diego on the ethical issues surrounding the management and treatment of patients in persistant vegetative state or minimally conscious state. Charles, who is also an Associate Member of the BMI, was later interviewed by National Public Radio (USA) about some of the issues involved in dealing with such patients. You can listen to the interview - Here
Beal Secondary School Robotics Team Wins Award at World Competition
BMI is proud to have sponsored Raider Robotics, a London high school robotics team, who won the Creativity Award at the First Robotics World Competition held in St. Louis MO.
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The London Free Press
Brain training games: No proof they prevent cognitive decline
The idea of playing a game to make you sharper seems like a no-brainer, but do they really help your brain perform better in everyday life? Read More
A world of echoes: Canadian research into how the blind use sound to see
The practice of echo-location has become the subject of ground-breaking research at the BMI at Western University and has caught the attention of scientists around the world. Find out More