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.
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
BMI Investigator named as inaugural member
Daniel Ansari, a Principal Investigator at the BMI, has been named among three Western professors and one King’s University College professor, inaugural members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Congratulations Daniel!
(RSC News Article)
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.