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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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Faculty Positions

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

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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 February 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

Call for the BMI-Kaloy Prize 2015
The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and The Kaloy Foundation have created "The Brain‐Mind‐Kaloy Prize (BMI‐Kaloy Prize)" in order to link neuroscientific research to philosophical questions. Find out More

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

Western adds two new CRC chairs, three more renewed
Already recognized as one of the world’s top centres for cognitive neuroscience and imaging research, Western’s Brain & Mind Institute has added two new Canada Research Chairs. Its director, Melvyn Goodale, also had his chair renewed for seven years. The chairs are among Canada’s highest research honours. Read More

Faculty Scholar Awards
Dr. Paul Gribble of the BMI was one of 12 selected for this year’s Faculty Scholar Awards recognizing their significant achievements in teaching or research. Congratulations Paul! Find out More

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