Neuroscience grants promote teamwork

Nov. 22, 2018 - Seven teams of researchers have been awarded funding for transformational research projects in neuroscience, through the first round of the McGill-Western BrainsCAN collaboration grants. Read the full article


Study: ‘Sound’ differences between age groups

Aug. 21, 2018 - By exploring differences in the way younger and older adults respond to sounds, Western neuroscientists have found that our brains become more sensitive to sounds as we age, likely leading to hearing challenges over a lifetime. Read the full article


‘Recovered’ concussed athletes returning to play too soon

July 5, 2018 - Doctors who give student-athletes the ‘all clear’ to return to play following a concussion may be under-estimating the lingering cognitive impairment that persists, Western researchers say.  Read the full article


Project helps divert families from homelessness

May 3, 2018 - A pilot project aimed at keeping families at risk of homelessness off of the streets is showing promising results thanks to diversion efforts that appear to be an effective measure at combatting the issue long-term, according to one Western researcher. Read the full article


Chair sees health literacy as social justice issue

Feb. 14, 2018 - Lorie Donelle knows we are becoming increasingly dependent on modern technologies. She doesn’t want to constrain those uses – she wants to understand and maximize their benefits to improve health care. Read the full article


Study: Brief, brisk workout can improve cognition

Feb. 1, 2018 - Approaching his latest study, Matthew Heath already knew aerobic exercise can be as good for the mind as for the body. What he wanted to find out was how long you need to exercise in order to reap those cognitive benefits. Read the full article