Brain and Mind Institute

Featured Research

johnsrudeAttention and Speech Processing

Research in the CoNCH Lab (Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing) explores our ability to extract meaning from speech including what types of information we use to aid our understanding of speech and the effects of a listener’s cognitive state on their ability to understand speech. Learn More


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

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common movement disorder characterized by motor symptoms of tremor, stiffness, and slowness. 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. Learn More


Brain Plasticity Following Hearing Loss and Restoration

Dr. Steve Lomber's lab studies how the brain changes when hearing loss occurs in childhood or adulthood.  Specifically, he studies auditory cortex in hearing individuals and changes that occur in auditory cortex following deafness. Learn More


Sensory Motor Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning

Dr. Paul Gribble’s research focuses on how the brain controls voluntary movement, and the relationship between neuroplasticity in sensory and motor brain areas and motor skill learning. Learn More


Hand Actions and the Brain

Dr. Jody Culham’s lab uses cognitive neuroscience approaches to investigate how the human brain uses sensory information to perceive the world and guide hand actions such as reaching, grasping and tool use. Learn More


Memory and the Brain

The research taking place in Dr. Stefan Kohler's Lab focuses on the organization of memory in the human brain. Learn More

Development of Cognitive Control

Development of Cognitive Control

Dr. J. Bruce Morton examines the challenges young children face organizing their thoughts and actions in the service of achieving long-term goals. Learn More

Neuroscience & Music

Neuroscience & Music

A study by Dr. Jessica Grahn found that Parkinson’s disease patients have problems finding the regular, steady pulse that we tap our foot to when we hear a rhythm... Learn More

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Daniel Ansari and his colleagues took a first step toward an integration of functional data (fMRI) and cortical white matter pathways (DTI) in the domain of calculation... Learn More

Neuroscience & Emotion

Neuroscience & Emotion

Dr. Derek Mitchell and his colleagues tested the hypothesis that individuals with low levels of trait empathy would show abnormalities in brain regions associated with empathy...
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