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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

Featured Researcher

Understanding Cognitive Deficits in Parkinson's Disease and Striatum-mediated Cognition


Dr. MacDonald’s research aims to understand the nature and causes of cognitive deficits such as learning, memory, and thinking problems that are increasingly recognized in PD patients.
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News Stories

Brain able to determine size even with no conscious experience with the object
Study shows that humans have an innate capacity for reaching out and grasping objects accurately even without knowledge of the size of the intended objects. Full Story
Interview with CBC News - Listen Here
Interview with Fairchild TV - Watch Here

Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy
Three Postdoctoral Fellow job postings - View Postings

Postdoc needed for Sleep Lab
We are currently seeking to fill a 2-year funded position for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work collaboratively with Dr. Adrian Owen ( in the BMI Sleep Research Laboratory ( Interested candidates can contact Dr. Stuart Fogel by email (sfogel[at] to enquire/apply.

New study provides better understanding of person misidentification in dementia
New study by Köhler Lab provides researchers and clinicians with insight into a particularly debilitating memory problem that is present in some patients suffering from neurodegeneration caused by Lewy body dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Western News
Read Full Article  in Frontiers
Read discussion of article in New Scientist

BMI Announcement
Graduate student Raechelle Gibson (supervisor: Dr. A. Owen) has been awarded a Canada Graduate Scholarship - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) from NSERC for her current Vanier CGS. The CGS-MSFSS Program supports high calibre Canadian graduate students in building international networks through the pursuit of research experiences at institutions abroad. Rae will be conducting a research project at the University of Cambridge in 2015. Congratulations Rae!

New ways of detecting covert awareness in patients with disorders of consciousness
Paper released today showing that some patients, despite their lack of behavioural response, are aware. Read Full Article

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