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Western Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) 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.
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Featured Researchers

Brain Plasticity Following Hearing Loss and Restoration

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Dr. Steve Lomber's lab studies how the brain changes when hearing loss occurs in childhood or adulthood. Specifically, he studies auditory cortex in hearing individuals and the changes that occur following deafness. Learn More

Sensory Motor Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning

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Dr. Gribble’s research focuses on how the brain controls voluntary movement, and the relationship between neuroplasticity in sensory and motor brain areas and motor skill learning. Learn More

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News Stories

Hitchcock movie used to detect consciousness in the Vegetative State
Researchers from the BMI at Western University have used a short Alfred Hitchcock movie to detect consciousness in vegetative state patients. Lorina Naci, and her colleagues, Rhodri Cusack, Mimma Anello, and Adrian Owen, reported their findings today in a study titled, "A common neural code for similar conscious experiences in different individuals." (Read More)

Vanier celebrates the nation’s finest
Seven Western graduate students, including Raechelle Gibson, a member of the Owen Lab here at the BMI, are recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Gibson’s research will help identify the neural mechanisms that allow humans to coordinate movements with auditory and tactile stimulation. Congratulations! (Western News)

Congratulations to Stephen Beukema for his successful proposal to visit the School of Mind and Brain in Berlin! Stephen is currently in his second year of an MSc in Psychology and works closely under Dr. Adrian Owen. He will be representing Canada during his visit, along with 14 other students traveling from Argentina, Austria, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, Serbia, The Netherlands and The USA.

Western Neuroscientist explores nuances of 'touchy' subject
Andrew Pruszynski, a new addition to the BMI here at Western, and his collaborator and current supervisor Roland S. Johansson from Umeå University in Sweden shared their discovery, which redefines how touch signals are processed by the nervous system. (Full Story)

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