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Explaining those feelings of deja vu

Explaining those feelings of deja vu

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

Lecture to focus on ‘Education Matters’

One of the world’s best-known cognitive neuroscientists, Stanislas Dehaene, will visit Western on Monday, May 7, where he will deliver a public lecture, “Education Matters: Literacy, Numeracy and the Developing Brain.”

Campus Digest, April 19

Western neuroscientist wins Grammy award While she didn’t share the stage with Bruce Springsteen or Adele at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, Jessica Grahn is now a Grammy winner. Grahn, a neuroscientist at Western, has been awarded a grant from the Grammy Foundation...

Big Blue’s gift to bring order to data

Computer Science professor Mark Daley said with terabytes of research information rolling in on a daily basis “everyone is drowning in data nowadays.” But a $65-million donation of analytics software from IBM Canada, announced Wednesday, might just be the life preserver data junkies need.

Neuroscientist wins Grammy award

Neuroscientist wins Grammy award

While she didn’t share the stage with Bruce Springsteen or Adele at the 54th annual Grammy Awards, Jessica Grahn is now a Grammy winner.

Campus Digest, March 1

Campus Digest, March 1

Cassels Brock digs deep for Western Law Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP has staked a significant claim in mining law education at Western University. The firm’s gift of $750,000 will support a unique mining law program at Western Law as well as initiatives to...

Song remains the same for researcher

Western University neuroscientist Jessica Grahn admits, getting to this point in her career – one ready to take a giant leap forward – required a journey to convince herself of the work’s worth in the scientific community.

Grant targets surgical learning

Grant targets surgical learning

University of Western Ontario researchers Gavin Buckingham and Melvyn A. Goodale, both of the Western’s Brain and Mind Institute, recently received a one-year $48,000 Health Research Grant from the Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation.

Buckingham named Banting fellow

Buckingham named Banting fellow

University of Western Ontario postdoctoral scholar Gavin Buckingham has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, “Visual substitution for lost haptics during skilled object lifting.”

Top neuroscientist to meet with Dalai Lama

Top neuroscientist to meet with Dalai Lama

Adrian Owen, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at The University of Western Ontario, will share his research findings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama later this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Recognized as a world leader in cognitive neuroscience research, the Centre for Brain and Mind at The University of Western Ontario will begin training postdoctoral fellows from three of the top institutions in the United Kingdom next year.

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

How the human brain processes jokes may help researchers determine if a person in a vegetative state can experience positive emotions – a breakthrough that could help friends, relatives and doctors better understand a patient’s mental state of mind.

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Bringing the real world into the brain scanner, researchers at The University of Western Ontario from The Centre for Brain and Mind can now determine the action a person was planning, mere moments before that action is actually executed.