Brain and Mind Institute

Past Events

Brain and Mind Institute Talks


Speaker: Richard Ivry
Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
Title: Embodied Decision Making: System Interactions in Movement Execution and Action Selection
Location: Room 100, Physics and Astronomy Building
Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. 
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Speaker: Julien Besle
Affiliation: MRC Institute of Hearing Research School of Medicine, University of Nottingham
Title: Functional organization and frequency-selective adaptation in human auditory cortex: structural and functional MRI at 7T
Location: Fisher Room, RRI
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Time: 2:30 p.m.
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Speaker: Dr. Kim Cornish
Affiliation: MICCN Director, Monash University
Title: Identifying Inhibitory Deficits through Early Childhood into Adulthood: the Complex Interplay between Genes, Environment and the Developing Brain
Location: Fisher Room, RRI
Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.
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Speaker: Lorina Naci, BMI Postdoctoral Fellow, Owen Lab
Title: Naturalistic approaches for understanding human consciousness
Location: Fisher Room, RRI
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 a.m.Talk Poster

Speaker: Molly Henry, BMI Postdoctoral Fellow, Grahn Lab
Title: Neural and environmental rhythms: Perception is shaped by synchronization of neural oscillations with environmental rhythms
Location: Fisher Room, RRI
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m.
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Speaker: Dr. Björn Herrmann, BMI Posdoctoral Fellow, Johnsrude Lab
Title: An adaptive auditory system supports hearing in divers acoustic environments
Location:Physics and Astronomy, Room 100
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time:10:30 a.m.
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Speaker: Patrice Voss, MNI and BRAMS, McGill University
Title: Sensory deprivationas a unique window into brain function and organisation
Location: Physics and Astronomy, Room 100
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Talk Poster

Speaker: Ryan Stevenson, Multisensory Research Laboratory, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Title: The critical role of temporal processing in speech perception
Location: Fisher Scientific Room, RRI
Monday, July 20, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m.
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Speaker: Patrik Vuilleumier, University of Geneva
Title: Emotional Control of Perception and Brain States
Location: Physics and Astronomy, Room 100
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m.
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Speaker: Laurel Bauxbaum, Cognition and Action Laboratory, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Title: Grabbing or stabbing: Cognitive and neuroanatomic achitecture of tool action selection
Location: Physics and Astronomy, Room 100
Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Talk Poster

Speaker: Frank Tong, Psychology Department, Vanderbilt University
Title: Deciphering the role of early visual areas in high-level visual cognition
Location: Fisher Scientific Room, RRI
Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m.
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Brain and Mind Institute Symposiums and Related Events

Inaugural Brain and Mind Institute Symposium

IBMIS Symposium

The Brain and Mind Institute held its first Symposium on Sunday, September 20, 2015, to highlight Western’s multidisciplinary talent in cognitive neuroscience. We invited our International Scientific Advisory Board to the BMI for the first time. The Board, which is composed of leading cognitive neuroscientists from around the world, had an opportunity to meet our research team and see first-hand the range of cutting-edge research taking place at Western.

View photos from the weekend here:

Sunday, September 20th

Canada-Israel Symposium on Brain Plasticity, Learning, and Education

brain plasticity

The Royal Society of Canada, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research helped organize the Symposium, that took place at Western University from June 14 to 16, 2013. Both Canada and Israel have a number of groups that are investigating issues related to Brain Plasticity, Learning, and Education, from animal models right through to research on the development of cognitive abilities in the human brain.

View photos from the weekend here:

Friday, June 14th
Saturday, June 15th
Sunday, June 16th

View talks from the Speakers:

Merav Ahissar
Daniel Ansari
Moshe Bar
Andrea Berger
Avishai Henik
Bryan Kolb
Daphne Maurer
Adi Mizrahi
Rony Paz
Kobi Rosenblum
Marla Sokolowski
Sidney Strauss

Related Events

The launch of the Azrieli Program in CIFAR’s Brain, Mind & Consciousness Network, was led by Western researchers Adrian Owen and Melvyn Goodale. This event included a performance titled "Our Musical Brain: explore what happens in our brains when we engage with music" on June 9, 2016 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Livestream of Concert  Related Article