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    Inaugural BMI Symposium: September 20, 2015

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    The brain is fluid in how it carries out everyday tasks and not hardwired

Featured Researcher

Attention and Speech Processing


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

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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 November 1st, 2015.
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Western International Graduate Student Awards

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

News Stories

Silence on Science degrades Canada
“Canada is falling behind in many international comparisons of research productivity and innovation” shared Prof. Daniel Ansari in his recent submission to the London Free Press. “Scientists and researchers across the country are deeply concerned about the future of their field in Canada. From coast to coast we have faced severe cuts in the amount of federal funds available for research across the sciences — and the arts and humanities are confronting similar challenges”. Full Article

Musical Learning Across the Lifespan (MLAL)
The launch event for this a new research initiative will be a Public Symposium on Musical Learning Across the Lifespan, held on Saturday 17th October 2015, in the Paul Davenport Theatre, Don Wright Faculty of Music. For further information and to register click Here.

New study shows touch works independently of vision in object identification
A study published by The Journal of Neuroscience challenges the more traditional scientific belief that using touch to recognize objects depends on visual circuitry in the human brain. Read More

Neurophilosophy Speaker
Hugo Critchley will be the next presenter in the Neurophilosophy Speaker Series. His talk entitled "Interoception, Emotion and Self: How the Heart Gates Feelings and Perceptions" is scheduled for Thursday, October 15th at 3:30 pm in Room 100, Physics and Astronomy Building. Visit the events calendar for The Rotman Institute of Philosophy for more details and other upcoming events - Here

Western University develops first-ever ethical framework for fMRI research
A team of doctors, neuroscientists and philosophers have developed the first-ever ethical framework for researchers and research ethics committees to design, conduct and review functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies for severely brain injured patients being treated in intensive care units. Read More

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