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Awakening the brain through the power of music

May 28, 2024

Western professor Jessica Grahn to give pre-concert talk on benefits of music for Alzheimer's disease.

Western draws top number of Early Researcher Awards

March 27, 2024

Congratulations to the Brain & Mind Faculty who were part of the 10 Western Faculty to attract provincial funding for projects focused on ...

What social media scrolling is doing to kids' brains

November 13, 2023

With most children and teenagers spending hours a day on a smartphone, CBC’s Christine Birak breaks down what research shows about how using ...


Western Professor & PhD Candidates - earn national awards for outstanding leadership

April 05, 2023

Three members of the Western community are being recognized for their commitment to academic excellence, service and empowering ...

Computational brain sciences

New study identifies how AI fails to reproduce human vision

March 17, 2023

When a human spots a familiar face or an oncoming vehicle, it takes the brain a mere 100 milliseconds (about one-tenth of a second) to identify it ...

Computational brain sciences, Development and aging, Cognition and behaviour

AI tech exaggerates biases in facial age perception more than humans

January 05, 2023

But are there biases in AI processing? Researchers from Western University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) tested a large sample ...

Perception and action

Should you believe your eyes? Not necessarily in virtual reality says new study

December 13, 2022

Neuroscientists examine the promise and limitations of VR A new study by Western neuroscientists suggests that, unlike true reality, perception ...

Cognition and behaviour

Western-led study explores COVID-19 effects on cognition

October 18, 2022

Reasoning, speed of thinking, verbal abilities among infection impacts A new long-term study led by neuroscientists at Western ...

Imaging methods

Breaking new ground on ‘untapped’, alternative brain imaging technique

October 03, 2022

Western officially launches the new Optical Neuroimaging Research Group (ONRG, pronounced "on-ergy"). It will be dedicated to unlocking ...


Western scientists attract $1.7M to tackle global challenges

September 21, 2022

Stroke researcher Sue Peters one of 7 faculty members awarded CFI funding. Neuroscientist and physiotherapy professor Sue Peters is one of ...


Western tests minds of The Amazing Race Canada teams during neuroscience challenge

August 16, 2022

The Amazing Race Canada is airing on CTV all summer long. On August 16, racers made their way to Western University where viewers got a glimpse of ...

Cognition and behaviour, Development and aging

Math-Induced Dread? You Aren't Alone

March 10, 2022

Math anxiety is a global phenomenon. Researchers are probing its effects on classrooms and the workforce, with a focus on STEM skills. Beyond ...

Development and aging, Cognition and behaviour

Mapping ‘the magic’ of music, movement and the brain

November 17, 2021

Neuroscientist Jessica Grahn awarded prestigious NSERC research fellowship

Cognition and behaviour, Development and aging, Perception and action

New study makes sense of sensory processing in autistic children

November 15, 2021

Grouping sensory abilities helps better support kids with autism spectrum disorder

Cognition and behaviour, Announcements

Of mice and milkshakes: Journey to brain discovery

October 25, 2021

Tim Bussey, Ingrid Johnsrude, Michelle Mottola named Fellows of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Development and aging, Cognition and behaviour

Children’s screen time surged during pandemic

October 20, 2021

Western researchers find kids spend as much as 13 hours daily on screens.

Cognition and behaviour, Development and aging, Announcements

Western researchers to join the CERES network

October 01, 2021

The Jacobs Foundation has awarded a five-year, nearly $11-million grant to support the creation of the Connecting the EdTech Research EcoSystem ...

Cognition and behaviour, Development and aging

Bilingual advantage is a bust, study says

September 22, 2021

Research refutes popular notion on language proficiency in children.

Imaging methods, Development and aging

Unfolding the hippocampus

July 26, 2021

A new technique developed at Western University to visually iron out the wrinkles and folds in one region of the brain may provide researchers a ...

Cognition and behaviour, Development and aging

Training the brain to recognize voices

June 03, 2021

New research from Brain and Mind Institute and UCL suggests people may need to concentrate on the art of conversation more than ever following ...

Development and aging, Cognition and behaviour

‘Sounding it out’ not so easy for children with dyslexia

May 20, 2021

Western cognitive neuroscientists using MRI discovered a biological deficit for some early readers that impairs the ability to sound words out.

Cognition and behaviour, Clinical neuroscience

Western neuroscience spinoff sees growth in remote-care world

April 26, 2021

Adrian Owen, an investigator with Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, is currently using web-based cognitive function assessments to ...

Imaging methods, Motivation , emotion and arousal, Development and aging, Cognition and behaviour

Could COVID help identify teens at risk for mental health problems?

April 09, 2021

Pan Liu explores whether pre- and post-pandemic fMRI brain scans may drive early detection and interventions for vulnerable adolescents

Perception and action, Cognition and behaviour

Neuroscientists show planning ahead is key for controlling movement on and off the court

March 31, 2021

Western neuroscientists Giacomo Ariani, Neda Kordjazi, Andrew Pruszynski and Jörn Diedrichsen found that improving planning can have a ...

Imaging methods, Development and aging

Powerful brain imaging provides new insights on neurological symptoms of COVID-19

March 16, 2021

A team of Western scientists and clinicians is combining powerful brain imaging tools with Alzheimer’s and epilepsy expertise to better ...

Development and aging, Imaging methods

Imaging helps understand empathy loss in dementia

March 08, 2021

MRIs show subtle changes in the brains of patients with early-onset dementia, a finding that could lead to treatments for emotional processing ...

Imaging methods, Cognition and behaviour, Development and aging

Study pinpoints role of language disruptions in psychosis

February 18, 2021

Like a small airport trying to handle too much air traffic, parts of the brain not meant to process language are trying to perform this complex ...

Imaging methods, Cognition and behaviour

‘Brain training’ may help treat post-traumatic stress, clinical trial finds

January 26, 2021

Dr. Ruth Lanius finds neurofeedback can reduce symptoms and lead to remission in PTSD patients.

Announcements, Systems neuroscience

Lisa Saksida on equity, science and advocacy for women in STEM

December 02, 2020

Lisa Saksida, co-director of BrainsCAN, has been named one of Canada's WXN Top 100, a recognition of women who advocate for workforce ...


Two BMI researchers receive Royal Society recognition

September 08, 2020

Congratulations to Lisa Saksida and Jessica Grahn! “We are extremely proud of the Royal Society of Canada’s recognition of research ...

Clinical neuroscience, Cellular / molecular neuroscience, Cognition and behaviour

COVID-19 and brain fog

September 07, 2020

Western neuroscientist, Adrian Owen, is part of a team conducting a massive global study to understand what COVID-19 does to the brain through ...


BMI Researchers receive Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund

August 14, 2020

Marco Prado, Emma Duerden and Barbara Fenesi have been awarded CFI's John R. Evans Leaders Fund this year. “This is a very important ...


CIFAR grants given to two BMI Neuroscientists

July 28, 2020

Daniel Ansari and Adrian Owen are among six interdisciplinary project teams awarded Manulife CIFAR Population Health and Wellbeing grants to study ...


Four new Canada Research Chairs for Western, two renewed

July 23, 2020

“This is tremendous news for Western and for all our successful Chairs, including the first three ever in our Faculty of Education,” ...

Development and aging, Cognition and behaviour

Online Diagnostic Toolbox for Developmental Learning Disorder

July 13, 2020

Lisa Archibald is hoping to unify parents, teachers and language professionals in identifying and treating a hidden language disorder that impedes ...


Mark Daley named CIFAR Vice-President (Research)

July 09, 2020

“Researchers have a role to play in solving the societal challenges facing us. CIFAR is a place where I can further contribute to the global ...


Listen to Adrian Owen in Reddit's Ask Me Anything

July 08, 2020

BMI neuroscientist Adrian Owen and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre neurologist Rick Swartz will participate in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) at ...


Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

July 02, 2020

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you to the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions ...

Development and aging, Cellular / molecular neuroscience

Study hints at early sign of Alzheimer’s degeneration

June 29, 2020

“It’s been known for a long time that the cholinergic neurons are particularly devastated in Alzheimer’s disease,” said ...


Read. Watch. Listen. with Andrew Pruszynski

June 23, 2020

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you to the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions ...

Cellular / molecular neuroscience, Cognition and behaviour

Adrian Owen and others explore COVID impact on the brain

June 23, 2020

The COVID-19 Brain Study looks to recruit 50,000 individuals who received a confirmed positive diagnosis of the virus in order to answer pressing ...


BMI Postdoc receives Banting Fellowship

June 19, 2020

Jonathan Michaels was recently awarded a 2020 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, given to top postdoctoral scholars nationally and internationally ...

Cognition and behaviour, Development and aging

BMI researchers investigate virtual learning impact on families

June 18, 2020

The Western-led LEAP (Learning, Education, and the Pandemic) study aims to assess family experiences with learning during COVID-19.

Clinical neuroscience, Cognition and behaviour, Imaging methods

BMI neuroscientist, Ravi Menon, explores impact of concussions

June 17, 2020

“Even with no concussions, the repetitive impacts experienced by players clearly had effects on the brain,” said Ravi Menon, a ...

Development and aging

Study explores strain on dementia patient care partners

June 17, 2020

To better understand the experiences of care partners in southwestern Ontario, BrainsCAN, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society London and ...


New institute pushes neuroscience excellence forward

June 08, 2020

“The need for neuroscience research continues to grow due to its potential to impact the health, security and vitality of society in this ...

Cognition and behaviour, Motivation , emotion and arousal

Reaching out through music

May 03, 2020

Bonding with others during the COVID-19 pandemic through music


New Western Vice President

April 27, 2020

Dr. Lesley Rigg joins Western University as the Vice-President (Research) this summer

Development and aging

Blingualism won't make you smarter

April 23, 2020

A new study by Western’s Brain and Mind Institute finds learning a second language does not transfer to other mental skills

Motivation , emotion and arousal

Not all stresses are equally felt by everyone

April 23, 2020

Assessing well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic


Read. Watch. Listen. with Jonathan De Souza

April 21, 2020

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you to the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions ...

Computational brain sciences

COVID data drive support

April 17, 2020

To minimize suffering and the loss of human life, we must commit to the transparent and open sharing of data. Our models – whether they ...

Cognition and behaviour, Perception and action

Study links concussions to loss of inhibition

April 16, 2020

Led by graduate student Clara Stafford, the Owen Lab in BMI, analyzed results of 12 cognitive tests from an online survey of nearly 20,000 people ...

Cognition and behaviour, Motivation , emotion and arousal

Managing anxiety and cravings

April 15, 2020

Exploring the relationship between snacking and stress and how to overcome cravings while in isolation

Cognition and behaviour, Motivation , emotion and arousal

Benefits of mindfulness while working

April 15, 2020

Paul Minda and Ruby Nadler's work on improving work performance and well-being through mindfulness training receives online international ...


2nd Touchscreen Cognition Symposium

April 14, 2020

This second symposium will be held online on April 22, 2020

Motivation , emotion and arousal, Cognition and behaviour

Battling addiction during COVID-19 pandemic

April 14, 2020

BMI researcher Kasey Van Hedger provides an in-depth look at the unpredictability of the pandemic and what that means for mental health and ...

Development and aging

Managing e-learning expectations

April 07, 2020

BMI researcher, Daniel Ansari, suggests being gentle, creative and patient when it comes to online learning

Motivation , emotion and arousal, Cognition and behaviour

Impact of isolation on addictions

April 06, 2020

Those struggling with addiction may find COVID-19 self-isolation challenging

Perception and action

Adapting to new patterns of arm dynamics

March 26, 2020

Western researchers show NHPs, like humans, account for and learn new patterns of arm dynamics.

Motivation , emotion and arousal, Cognition and behaviour

Getting at underlying factors of eating disorders

February 17, 2020

By looking at the disease both biologically and psychologically, Psychology professor Lindsay Bodell, hopes to uncover the factors that make ...


Conference highlights diversity in STEM

February 17, 2020

“The conference is an opportunity for (people of all backgrounds) to showcase their work,” BMI PhD student Kaitlyn Parks said. ...

Motivation , emotion and arousal, Cognition and behaviour

Study gets up close with near-death experiences

January 30, 2020

In this study, researchers investigated 158 participants by analyzing first-person, text narratives shared by the individuals following their ...


Read. Watch. Listen. with John Paul Minda

January 14, 2020

Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you to the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions ...

New audio dome paints research soundscape

December 02, 2019

For too long, auditory research has involved people listening to single sounds in sound booths – and that’s just not how we listen in ...

Development and aging

Finding biomarker for anxiety and depression in children with neurological disorders

November 06, 2019

The amygdala, an almond-sized structure in the medial temporal lobe, plays a key role in processing emotions. However, in some children with ...


Four talented Researchers go International - DI-BMI Exchange Programme

October 29, 2019

The Donders Institute welcomes the following researchers from the BMI: Susan Coltman (PhD candidate), with her project Are Fast and Slow ...

Study targets 'fingerprint' of human consciousness

October 10, 2019

Western’s role in this international collaboration was to scan a group of participants at the Schulich School of Medicine & ...

Fastest-rising institution for scientific research

September 26, 2019

Western University has invested more than Ca$400 million (US$302 million) in infrastructure, including biomedical imaging and high-performance ...


BMI researcher and co-scientific director of BrainsCAN, named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

September 10, 2019

They have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of ...


Daley targets data strategy in new role

September 09, 2019

Last week, Mark Daley, a BMI Core member, was named Special Advisor to the President on Data Strategy with a mandate to help the institution make ...

Clinical neuroscience, Imaging methods, Computational brain sciences

Western develops unique map of cerebellum

July 22, 2019

Traditionally, the cerebellum has been known to play a key role in the coordination of movement. Research in the last 30 years has also shown that ...

Clinical neuroscience

Volunteers help unlock deeper understanding

June 13, 2019

Finding volunteers has often been the technological equivalent of the carrier pigeon – even if the message goes out, it’s ...


Andrew Pruszynski, recognized as outstanding young Canadian physiologist

April 22, 2019

BMI Core Member, Andrew Pruszynski, has been awarded the J.A.F. Stevenson award from the Canadian Physiological Society, for his cutting-edge ...


New registry to boost brain research participation

March 26, 2019

Neuroscience researchers at Western have long worked with members of the London community to gather data for their studies. Launched this week, ...

Spinal cords contribute to complex hand functions

February 11, 2019

We often think of our brains as the centre of complex motor function and control, but how ‘smart’ is your spinal cord? Turns out, it ...

Development and aging, Cognition and behaviour

Words don't let math add up

January 18, 2019

BMI PhD candidate, Alex Cross is the lead author of a new paper, along with Marc Joanisse and Lisa Archibald, that studies the correlation of math ...


Batterink, Bodell, named among Rising Stars

January 02, 2019

Western Psychology professors Laura Batterink and Lindsay Bodell were recently named Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science ...

Brain Bee Competition

January 01, 2019

This year's Brain Bee competition ...


Owen Named Officer of British Empire

December 28, 2018

BMI neuroscientist Adrian Owen receives the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services in scientific research.


CRC designations awarded to BMI Researchers

November 15, 2018

BMI researchers Michael Anderson, Ali Khan and Ranji Patel received CRC designations this year for achievements in their fields. The Canada ...


DI-BMI Exchange Program Award Recipients

October 30, 2018

Imaging methods, Cognition and behaviour

Exploring How Sleep Impacts Productivity

October 09, 2018

BMI neuroscientists from Adrian Owen's lab discover too much shut-eye can be as bad as too little sleep.

Cognition and behaviour

Recognizing Familiar Voices

August 10, 2018

Emma Holmes, Ysabel Domingo and Ingrid Johnsrude publish findings that indicate familiar voices are more intelligible, even when not recognized as ...

Cognition and behaviour

The Brain Game Myth

July 30, 2018

Western-led study finds that Brain game doesn't offer brain gain. Research Scientist, Bobby Stojanoski, in the Owen Lab at the Brain and Mind ...


New BMI Faculty Member

July 02, 2018

Development and aging

Testing Alzheimer's Treatments

June 29, 2018

With support from a BrainsCAN grant, BMI Researcher, Stefan Everling, and his team show in a new study published in Neuron that a particular ...

Cognition and behaviour

Adaptation of Visual Pathways

June 06, 2018

Brain and Mind Institute neuropsychologist Jody Culham and her team are unlocking new understanding into the plasticity of the human brain, and ...


New BMI Faculty Member

May 09, 2018

Cognition and behaviour

Creativity is a State of Mind

April 19, 2018

Marc Joanisse's collaboration with Joel Lopata and Elizabeth Nowicki finds creativity is a state of mind.


Western Interdisciplinary Research Building

April 16, 2018

Western University celebrates the completion of the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, which houses the Brain and Mind Institute, ...


NSERC Discovery Grant Awards

April 13, 2018

Several BMI researchers have secured NSERC Discovery Grant funding this year, including Paul Gribble, Stefan Köhler, Scott ...


Schulich's Awards of Excellence

April 10, 2018

Andrew Pruszynski is one of the 2018 Awards of Excellence recipients - Dean's Award of Excellence for Junior Faculty. Congratulations Andrew!

Clinical neuroscience

Connecting to Artificial Limbs

March 29, 2018

A study co-authored by BMI neuroscientist, Jody Culham, suggests brain rewires to embrace artificial limb. The research could be helpful in ...


New BMI Members Receives Early Researcher Award

March 12, 2018

BMI core member Ryan Stevenson has received an Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario to help build a research team in ...


February 1, 2018 | Announcement BMI Researcher Honoured with Early Career Award

February 01, 2018

BMI core member Andrew Pruszynski, is the inaugural awardee for this year's Early Career Award from the Society for Neural Control of ...


CIHR Project Grant Recipients

January 24, 2018

Project grants are designed to support researchers at any career stage to build and conduct health-related research and knowledge translation ...


BMI Researcher Awarded JFAR Fellowship

January 12, 2018

A Global Fellowship Program to Promote Research on Child and Youth Development


The BMI Has Moved!

January 02, 2018

The BMI has moved to the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building effective January 2, 2018. The BMI's reception is located on the 3rd ...

Associate Member Receives Young Investigator Award

April 18, 2017

Dr. Lena Palaniyappan receives Young Investigator Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP). The award recognizes ...

Robots took over Thompson Rec Center at Western University

April 01, 2017

The Beal Robotics Team 5024 successfully finished qualification matches ranked 1st overall (out of 35 teams) and were the captains of the winning ...

2017 Young Women Researchers

March 08, 2017

Fifteen outstanding young women researchers, selected among more than 250 candidates in the framework of the 19th edition of the ...

Postdoc fellow tuning in to rhythmic patterns in brain

March 02, 2017

Molly Henry, from Jessica Grahn's Music and Neuroscience Lab, has been named a 'Rising Star' by the Association for Psychological ...

BBC Drama inspired by the work of BMI researcher

February 28, 2017

CIFAR Senior Fellow Anil K. Seth co-conceived and consulted for a radio programme which recently won Best Single Drama in the 2017 BBC Audio Drama ...

Cellular / molecular neuroscience

Researcher develops concussion blood test

January 04, 2017

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

Life hack for ‘de-blurring’ visual images without glasses

October 18, 2016

An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person’s ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for ...


Feds applaud BrainsCAN potential to lead the world

September 15, 2016

“In my opinion, this comes at a really critical time for our understanding of the human brain and the challenges we are working hard to ...

Computational brain sciences

Consciousness and phantoms: how our brains compensate for an unexpected data gap

June 07, 2016

New research may lead us closer to managing phantom sensation by helping us understand the origins. In a paper to be published this year by the ...

Imaging methods, Clinical neuroscience, Development and aging, Motivation , emotion and arousal, Perception and action, Cognition and behaviour

New virtual reality ‘toolbox’

May 11, 2016

Using standardized pre-existing software, the new virtual reality toolbox allows the investigators to homogenize psychological tests across ...

Computational brain sciences

Abnormal brain interactions harm consciousness

April 28, 2016

An international research team has now investigated their interactions in different states of consciousness and has discovered that patients with ...

Western neuroscience study shows how we learn from watching others

April 21, 2016

A new study from Western University shows that the parts of our brain that provide us with our sense of touch are activated when we watch someone ...

Internationally renowned neuroscientists join Western to further advance innovative technologies

March 17, 2016

Tim Bussey and Lisa Saksida specialize in understanding cognition – learning, memory, perception and attention – and developing and ...

Perception and action, Cognition and behaviour, Announcements, Computational brain sciences, Imaging methods

Western welcomes new neuroscientist who unlocks minds with machines

March 10, 2016

Jörn Diedrichsen, who has come to Western University from University College London, says the simple reason robots aren’t prevalent in ...

Construction set to begin on new research building

December 17, 2015

University planners hope a new campus facility will provide researchers across varied disciplines an environment conducive to confronting the ...

IBM Canada invests $65 million for innovative collaborations

November 25, 2015

A $65-miillion investment from IBM Canada will enable innovative industry-academic collaborations at Western University and 13 partner institutions.

London's newest (academic) supergroup

November 25, 2015

For the record, the new partnership — formerly called Musical Learning Across the Lifespan (MLAL) — is more about brain development ...

Calling for a truce in the classroom math wars

November 06, 2015

For years, Canadian parents and educators have engaged in passionate debate over how kids learn math. The math wars, especially contentious in ...

Silence on science degrades Canada

October 09, 2015

At the same time, Canada is falling behind in many international comparisons of research productivity and innovation.

Announcements, Imaging methods

Menon earns elite citation from imaging group

June 01, 2015

Cognition and behaviour, Imaging methods, Motivation , emotion and arousal, Development and aging

Western University scientists say dynamic views of the brain may improve treatment of mental illness

May 24, 2015

Brain patterns are in continual flux from day to day, person to person and even within the same person, our craniums not nearly as hard-wired as ...

Motivation , emotion and arousal, Cognition and behaviour, Development and aging, Imaging methods

Rethinking traffic flow in the brain

May 18, 2015

His findings say traffic flow is as variable on city roads as the activity in human brains. The flow of traffic (or information) varies depending ...


Western adds two new CRC chairs, three more renewed

April 09, 2015

Already recognized as one of the world’s top centres for cognitive neuroscience and imaging research, Western’s Brain & Mind ...


Bartha awarded Alzheimer Foundation grant

March 10, 2015

His project, Metabolic and Functional Brain State: New Indicators of Early Alzheimer’s Disease, looks to develop a sensitive test for early ...

Perception and action, Cognition and behaviour

Echolocation acts as ‘sixth’ sense for blind people

December 22, 2014

A new study by neuroscientists at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute has further demonstrated that human echolocation operates as ...

Clinical neuroscience, Imaging methods, Cognition and behaviour

study provides better understanding of person misidentification in dementia

November 27, 2014

A new study from Western University provides researchers and clinicians with insight into a particularly debilitating memory problem that is ...

Clinical neuroscience, Cognition and behaviour, Development and aging

Western neuroscientists decode vegetative state experiences with Hitchcock film

September 15, 2014

Researchers at Western University have extended their game-changing brain scanning techniques by showing that a short Alfred Hitchcock movie can ...

Imaging methods, Cognition and behaviour

Western neuroscientist explores nuances of touchy subject

September 03, 2014

When you reach into your pocket, you can easily tell a button from a coin. But how? Solving this seemingly simple problem is actually amazingly ...


Banting fellowship adds up for Lyons’ math anxiety research

August 26, 2014

Western Psychology postdoctoral scholar Ian Lyons recently received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, allowing him to explore the neural ...


Award-winning neuroscientist named first Western Research Chair

July 08, 2014

One of Canada’s most innovative neuroscientists is coming to Western University to further her research into understanding human behaviour ...

PET scans peer into minimally conscious mind

June 19, 2014

New research by Physics and Astronomy professor Andrea Soddu touts the ability of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scans to identify patients in ...

Perception and action, Imaging methods, Cognition and behaviour

Overt Responses during Covert Orienting

June 18, 2014

In a review published recently in Neuron, the Brain and Mind's Brian Corneil discusses the role of the superior colliculus (SC) during ...

Graduate students connect education and neuroscience

May 02, 2014

Western graduate students Stephanie Budgen and Anna Matejko’s work in the area of cognitive neuroscience is now part of a new web-based, ...


London Brain Bee 2014

April 22, 2014

Western Neuroscience graduate students, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry medical students and the Brain and Mind Institute recently ...

Lack of sleep may damage the brain: study

March 24, 2014

Most people realize a lack of sleep can impair their cognitive performance, but they also think they can simply catch up by getting extra sleep. ...

Development and aging

Neuroscience journal edited by kids, for kids

January 17, 2014

Frontiers for Young Minds is the first journal to bring kids into the middle of the scientific process by making them editors – and ...

Perception and action

New study shows alcohol impacts vision by 30 per cent

January 14, 2014

“We obviously know alcohol impairs our decision making and motor skills but until now, we did not know how alcohol affects our ...

Perception and action, Clinical neuroscience, Imaging methods

Western imaging research improves MS diagnosis

December 27, 2013

A new study from the Robarts Research Institute has found a better way to use MRI scans to detect and possibly follow the progress of multiple ...

Development and aging, Clinical neuroscience

Western researchers explore links between learning disorders in children

November 19, 2013

Motivation , emotion and arousal, Cognition and behaviour

Western neuroscientist investigates why humans sleep

October 29, 2013

Stuart Fogel, who recently joined Adrian Owen’s team at Western’s Brain and Mind Institute as a Research Scientist, is conducting ...


Western team wins brain mapping hackathon

June 28, 2013

A team of researchers, fuelled predominantly by Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, won top prize in the Hackathon at the annual meeting of ...


Goodale elected fellow of prestigious Royal Society (UK)

May 03, 2013

Western neuroscience researcher Melvyn A. Goodale has been elected to the prestigious Royal Society (United Kingdom), joining the likes of Sir ...

Computational brain sciences, Imaging methods

Analyzing brain activity in near real time

April 24, 2013

Jingyun Chen, Jinhui Qin, Rhodri Cusack and Mark Daley demonstrated their real-time graph theory based neuroimaging platform at an IBM media event ...


2013 London Brain Bee

April 06, 2013

On Saturday April 6, 2013 The Brain and Mind Institute hosted high school students in the London and surrounding area from grades 9 through 12 to ...


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

March 25, 2013

The symposium will take place at Western University from June 14 to 16, 2013. Both Canada and Israel have a number of groups that are ...

Perception and action, Cognition and behaviour, Imaging methods

Blind brain receives visual cues for identifying object shape

February 15, 2013

Researchers at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the brain of ...

Imaging methods

Program looks to build a safer implant

January 31, 2013

Between 50-75 per cent of patients with pacemakers will need a magnetic resonance (MR) scan over the device’s lifetime. As of right now, all ...

Development and aging, Imaging methods, Clinical neuroscience

Western neuroscience study reveals new link between basic math skills and PSAT math success

January 03, 2013

Clinical neuroscience, Development and aging

Postdoc explores roots of math in brain

November 22, 2012

Psychology postdoctoral fellow Ian Lyons said the idea of math anxiety could, in some ways, be compared to other phobias, such as driving or ...


Culham appointed to new, innovative journal

October 23, 2012

eLife, a new high-profile, open-access biomedical journal, has just been launched with Western professor Jody Culham on its Board of Reviewing ...

Imaging methods

Western neuroscientists breakthrough on physical cause of vegetative state

October 03, 2012

In support of the study titled, “A role for the default mode network in the bases of disorders of consciousness,” Davinia ...

Clinical neuroscience, Perception and action, Cognition and behaviour

Western researchers explore secret origin of déjà vu

August 10, 2012

Most people have been in a situation that suddenly feels strangely familiar, while also realizing that they have never been in that specific place ...

Development and aging, Imaging methods, Clinical neuroscience

Neuroscience: The mind reader

June 13, 2012

Adrian Owen has found a way to use brain scans to communicate with people previously written off as unreachable.

Computational brain sciences

Big Blue’s gift to bring order to data

April 19, 2012

Announcements, Imaging methods

Neuroscientist wins Grammy award

April 13, 2012

Grahn, a neuroscientist at Western, has been awarded a grant from the Grammy Foundation for her ongoing research in studying how the brain senses ...

Finding ties between music, the brain and how we move

January 24, 2012

Led by psychology and music professor Jessica Grahn at Western’s world-renowned Brain and Mind Institute, this new facility will help ...

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 ...

Cognition and behaviour

Deaf people can rewire their brain

October 10, 2010

People deaf from birth may be able to reassign the area of their brain used for hearing to boost their sight, suggests a study.


Owen joins Centre for Brain and Mind

May 17, 2010

One of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, Adrian Owen, has been recruited to The University of Western Ontario as a Canada Excellence ...

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