Brain and Mind Institute


May 17, 2010 | Western News
Owen joins Centre for Brain and Mind
One of the world's foremost neuroscientists, Adrian Owen, has been recruited to The University of Western Ontario as a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) and will bring his remarkable research program from the University of Cambridge.
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Nov. 13, 2012 | CBC
Quirks & Quarks 35th Anniversary Special
To celebrate this special occasion, we brought together 10 Canadian scientists, representing 10 different fields of science, and asked each of them to tell us about the extraordinary changes that have occurred in each of their fields, since Quirks first went on the air in 1975.
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CBC Radio
Steve Lomber's recent research reveals how the brain rewires itself in deaf cats and in turn leads to an increase in their visual abilities. The possible implications of this study create a stir in the media. (interview from 7:10 minutes onward)

Oct. 13, 2012 | Financial Post
Brains may be impediment to investing success
Here’s some consolation for all those brainiacs out there who are financial failures. It just might be that your brain gets in the way of financial success, or so TD Waterhouse suggests in a release today.
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Oct. 11, 2012 | National Geographic
Why the Deaf Have Enhanced Vision
Deaf people with enhanced vision can thank otherwise idle brain cells for their heightened sense, a new study in cats suggests. That's because the brain recruits cells normally devoted to hearing to help them see better, the research revealed.
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Oct. 11, 2012 | Western News
Research discovers super vision in deaf
Deaf or blind people often report enhanced abilities in their remaining senses, but up until now, no one has explained how and why that could be.
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Oct. 10, 2010 | BBC News Health
Deaf people 'can rewire brains'
People deaf from birth may be able to reassign the area of their brain used for hearing to boost their sight, suggests a study.
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Oct. 10, 2010 | Healthzone
Brain sees what it can’t hear, study finds
People born deaf can see with parts of their brain that normally process sound, a new University of Western Ontario study says.
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