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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

Western University scientists say dynamic views of the brain may improve treatment of mental illness
Dr. J. Bruce Morton and fellow scientist R. Matthew Hutchinson use video imaging to scan brains and find out things may not be wired as we once thought they were. Read more

Grade 12 student who mentored at the BMI, wins Science Award
Dan Alferov is a Grade 12 student at Lucas secondary school and has mentored at the BMI since Grade 9. Recently, he won a gold medal and received the Senior Discovery Award at the Thames Valley District school board fair. Find out More

Daniel Ansari has received the award for 'postdoctoral supervisor of the year' by the School for Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) at Western University. This award is given to Postdoctoral Supervisors who have demonstrated exemplary support for postdoctoral scholars at Western by going above and beyond supervisory expectations. These mentors have given their time and put forth extra effort to ensure a successful experience for postdoctoral scholars. Congratulations Daniel!

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. Congratulations Chao!

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

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