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Imaging methods

New research identifies changes in spinal cord compression

December 16, 2011

Research from The University of Western Ontario is now looking beyond spinal cord injuries in patients to better understand what is happening in ...


We changed our name!

November 01, 2011

As of November 1, 2011, the Centre for Brain and Mind will be known as The Brain and Mind Institute. This change in our designation by the ...

Perception and action, Motivation , emotion and arousal, Imaging methods

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

June 29, 2011

Over the course of the one-year study, human subjects had their brain activity scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while ...

Cognition and behaviour, Imaging methods, Clinical neuroscience

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

June 06, 2011

Owen says, “Although our study looked at the brain’s response to jokes, our reasons for doing that were very serious. One of the main ...

Perception and action, Motivation , emotion and arousal, Cognition and behaviour

Neural Correlates of Natural Human Echolocation in Early and Late Blind Echolocation Experts

May 25, 2011

A small number of blind people are adept at echolocating silent objects simply by producing mouth clicks and listening to the returning echoes. ...

Perception and action, Motivation , emotion and arousal, Cognition and behaviour

Seeing through sound: How a tongue click gave one man independence

May 13, 2011

Kish has developed an amazing ability to navigate by echolocation – similar to bats and dolphins. It’s a skill University of Western ...

Motivation , emotion and arousal, Perception and action, Cognition and behaviour

Right-handers, but not left-handers, are biased to select their dominant hand

March 08, 2011

The vast majority of humans – over 90% – prefer to use their right hand for most skilled tasks. For decades, researchers have been ...


The 2011 Western Award of Excellence Presentation to Haitao Yang

January 27, 2011

Computer system administrator, Department of Psychology Haitao Yang is one person a lot of folks count on. His focus remains on software ...

Cellular / molecular neuroscience, Development and aging

Why things just don't add up for some students

January 14, 2011

Dr. Ansari and his colleagues study neurological deficits that make it so hard for some children to learn arithmetic, the subtle differences ...

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