Brain and Mind Institute

2015 News

April 29, 2015 | Announcement
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


April 21, 2015 | CBC News
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


April 21, 2015 | Global News
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


April 10, 2015 | Western News
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


March 19, 2015 | Western News
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


March 13, 2015
2015 London Brain Bee
The 2015 London Brain Bee will be taking place Saturday, April 11th here at Western University. Local high school students will compete to demonstrate their knowledge of the brain and neuroscience. Get more details


March 11, 2015 | Western News
Bartha awarded Alzheimer Foundation grant
Medical Biophysics professor Dr. Robert Bartha has been awarded the Alzheimer Foundation London and Middlesex Premier Research Grant to support research, personnel and supportive infrastructure. Bartha is a member of Western’s Brain and Mind Institute. Read more


February 23, 2015 | London Free Press
Research at the BMI could help kids master numerical skills at earlier age
Daniel Ansari’s Lab is the only one in Canada exploring precisely how our brains tackle math. They are combining psychology with MRI scanners to see which parts of the brains do the heavy lifting. Read more


February 17, 2015 | Announcement
In recognition for his outstanding work, Dr. Daniel Ansari is being awarded the NSERC Steacie Fellowship in an official ceremony this evening along with other Canadian scientists and engineers. Congratulations Dr. Ansari! Read More


February 9, 2015 | Spark on CBC Radio
Your bed is listening to you while you sleep
CBC Radio's Spark speaks with Stuart Fogel about the rise in popularity of devices that help us monitor and track our sleep. Listen Here


January 30, 2015 | Announcement
New 3D printer a matter of Brain and Mind
After diligent work, a new 3D printer forms the new centerpiece of the Physics and Astronomy machine shop. Read More

January 21, 2015 | New Publication
A paper recently released from the Ansari Lab “Qualitatively different coding of symbolic and nonsymbolic numbers in the human brain“ is featured on the cover of the current issue of Human Brain Mapping.
Paper in PubMed
Current Issue of Human Brain Mapping


January 21, 2015 |Announcement
Elizabeth Hayden was named APS Fellow by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Congratulations Dr. Hayden!
View APS page - Here

January 21, 2015 | Canada AM
Alzheimer's Research at Western
Canada AM featured some of the cutting edge equipment found at Western University used to diagnose Alzheimer's. Watch the story - Here

January 15, 2015 | Announcement
Congratulations to Jeremy Viczko who was awarded the Ralph S Devereux Award in Psychology and to Valya Sergeeva who was awarded the Reva Gerstein Fellowship for Masters Study in Psychology. Great work sleep lab!