Brain and Mind Institute

2014 News

April 9, 2014 |
The Sixth Annual "Psychology: The Science of Being Human" Lecture Series

The Sixth Annual "Psychology: The Science of Being Human" Lecture Series begins on April 10 and is being held at London Central Library. This years title is 'Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll'. Talks are free and no registration is required. For complete details please click - Here


April 4, 2014 | Announcement
The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation
The International Conference on Unconventional Computation and Natural Computation (UCNC) will be held here at Western this July and will provide an exciting opportunity to build some interdisciplinary bridges. UCNC attracts folks from a wide variety of backgrounds (particularly maths, physics, computer science and engineering). To find out more and to register please visit - Here. Note -There is a special 1-day conference fee for Western faculty and students.


March 26, 2014 | CBC Radio
A lack of sleep may damage the brain

Research indicates that a lack of sleep may cause permanent loss of brain cells - Read More
Also, listen to BMI's Stuart Fogel discuss sleep loss on CBC's Calgary Eyeopener - Here


March 7, 2014 | Talk Announcement
Neurophilosophy Speaker Series: Howard Eichenbaum, March 12, 2014
Join us in March for a talk by Howard Eichenbaum, of Boston University. In his talk, Eichenbaum will review our understanding of the Hippocampus and its functionality in supporting episodic memory in animals.
The lecture takes place on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 5:00pm EST in The Great Hall, Somerville House at Western University. More details, including poster - Here


February 20, 2014 | Announcement
2014 London Brain Bee, Saturday, April 5th
High School students who are interested in topics like intelligence, memory, emotions or addiction come out and take part in the London Brain Bee! Click on the link below to get more information about this event including studying tips.
Brain Bee Information - Here


January 31, 2014 | BMI Announcement
Congratulations to Daniel Ansari, and Co-Investigators Adrian Owen and Charles Weijer, on their successful CIHR Operating Grant awards.


January 31, 2014 |
Big Brains, Big Data, Big Challenges
Join Mark Daley, principal investigator at Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, for a complimentary lecture as he discusses the challenges and opportunities of “big data” with examples from cutting-edge neuroscience research. To find out more click – Here


January 30, 2014 | Western News
International collaboration develops clinical tool to measure activity of brain at rest
A research team led by Western University, in collaboration with The University of Liège in Belgium and Central University Colombia, has developed a new strategy to study the human brain while it's resting, which gives scientists and health care providers a baseline for measuring states of awareness. To read more click - Here 
CTV News Story - Here


January 27, 2014 | BMI Announcement
Stephen Lomber
 is the recipient of an APS [American Physiological Society] Career Enhancement Award. This award is designed to enhance the career potential of APS members through travel to other laboratories to acquire specific new skills. For more information please click - Here
Congratulations Stephen!


January 23, 2014 |
The London Brain Bee will be on April 5th
High school students from London and surrounding area, in grades 9 through 12, will demonstrate their knowledge about the brain and neuroscience. Read more - Here


January 20, 2014 | CBC News
Neuroscience journal edited by kids, for kids

Children pair up with scientists to edit neuroscience papers. Daniel Ansari, a professor of psychology at Western University and a member of the BMI, is among the 47 scientists who joined the project.
Find out more - Here


January 15, 2014 | Western News
New study shows alcohol impacts vision
Kevin Johnston and Brian Timney have shown that alcohol greatly affects the ability to adjust vision for brightness and contrast. Read more - Here


January 14, 2014 | BMI Announcement
Mel Goodale has just been elected a Fellow of the Society of Biology, a learned society in Great Britain that was created to advance the interests of biology in academia, industry, education, and research. Congratulations Mel!


January 7, 2014 |
BMI featured in Western's Be Extraordinary Campaign
Watch the Campaign video - Here
Get More Information - Here