September 29, 2017 Stephen Lomber, PhD, and a team of researchers at Western’s renowned Brain & Mind Institute are learning from the walking habits of cats by pinpointing a part of the brain involved in acquiring and maintaining the memory of obstacles in our environment.
September 22, 2017 With marijuana legalization looming in Canada, scientists like Steven Laviolette, PhD, fear that the psychiatric disorders associated with the use of the drug haven’t been adequately studied and leave adolescent populations at risk
September 11, 2017 Lisa Saksida, PhD, has been named as the Canada Research Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience allowing her to advance her work improving treatment outcomes by identifying novel therapeutic targets for cognitive abnormalities in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease.
June 23, 2017 With the release of Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen’s book about the borderlines of consciousness, that phrase may well enter the international lexicon as a shorthand offering hope to intact minds locked within unresponsive bodies.
June 15, 2017 A newly minted PhD graduate of the Neuroscience program at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Oliver discusses her thesis research on empathic function, her experiences leading up to her doctoral studies and the lessons she has learned during her time on campus.
June 13, 2017 The Neuroscience Program would like to congratulate Benjamin Kolisnyk, PhD, on receiving the Collip Medal Award; as well as our other award recipients Chris Norris, Niveen Fulcher and Alex Major.
April 26, 2017 Western’s Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping (CFMM) is the recipient of a $2.7 million Platform Support Grant from the Canada Brain Research Fund, as part of $29 million in funding announced today by Jane Philpott, Minister of Health.
April 18, 2017 Tamara Tavares, a PhD Candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, took the top spot in Western’s sixth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition last week, tackling the complex world of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a hereditary neurodegenerative disorder.
April 10, 2017 Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, an associate professor with the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Medical Biophysics and scientist at Robarts Research Institute, received the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP).
March 10, 2017 Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as was previously thought, Western-led brain research has determined.