Ever wondered what it’s like to be a participant in a research study? Take a painless journey through the mind of a volunteer in a Brain and Mind Institute study about sound.
Every office or family has one – the colleague who mistakenly walked into a wall or the sibling who mistook a closed glass door for an open entrance. Most of us, however, seem to have an innate sense of a room’s geometry. When we roll out of bed, our feet know exactly...
From studying specific brain mechanisms that support math skills to learning more about internalized weight stigma, Western welcomes two new Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients, thus named among only 70 nationwide.
As Ingrid Johnsrude looks ahead, she knows looking back will play an important role in the future of Western’s Brain and Mind Institute (BMI).
Brain injuries may be prevalent among patients exiting intensive care units (ICU), even if they entered the hospital for non-brain-related injuries or ailments, according to a new study by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute.
Launched this week, OurBrainsCAN is a central participant registry for cognitive research at Western with the goal to increase community involvement in these world-class brain studies.
Older adults who engage in short bursts of physical activity can experience a boost in brain health even if the activity is carried out at a reasonably low intensity, according to a new Western study.
You may come to enjoy the dystopian future landscapes, but you’ll stay for the cake when Laura Batterink takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Western Psychology professors Laura Batterink and Lindsay Bodell were recently named Rising Stars by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in recognition of the pair being outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post-PhD research careers. Batterink and Bodell were two of only six Canadian scientists named among the international class of 76.
Renowned Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen has been named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) as part of the 2019 New Year’s Honours list.
Researchers at Western have developed an objective way to monitor female athletes’ concussion injury, by using brain scans to study their brains over time.
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.
Preliminary results from the world’s largest sleep study have shown that people who sleep on average between seven to eight hours per night performed better cognitively than those who slept less – or more – than this amount.
A new Western-led study has debunked claims that getting better at a brain-training game can translate to improved performance in other games and tasks.
While flat-Earthers continue to debate even the remote possibility that our world is spherical, new research shows the human brain is actually better understood in 2D rather than 3D.
The sheer, glorious space of the country. Beaches in summer; snow sports in winter. The research opportunities and academic atmosphere. For years, Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen has set his heart on making Canada his home and adopted land. This year, he will celebrate Canada Day, for the first time, as a permanent resident of Canada.
When light streams through her window in just the right way, Milena Canning will sometimes stoop to pick up a shiny coin she has noticed on the wooden floor of her Glasgow-area home. But her hand comes up empty – the ‘coin’ is just a dancing sunbeam, a quirk of...
Echo, a female superhero in Marvel’s Daredevil and Avengers comic books, is one of the very few deaf characters of the genre. Because she is deaf, Echo pays attention to visual details and movements, allowing her to learn new abilities by watching others. But what...
University officials celebrated the opening of the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) on April 13.
Organizers see a first-of-its-kind grant program as more about collaboration, rather than competition, in supporting the efforts of researchers to address challenges in brain health. The McGill-Western Collaboration Grant program supports neuroscience and...