Posts Tagged: fMRI

Western neuroscientist’s book explores the borderlines of consciousness

June 20, 2017

Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen’s work has transformed how medical teams, families and philosophers understand the spaces between life and death for people in a vegetative state. And now Owen is…

After tough times, pre-teens’ brains wired for rewards

May 4, 2017

Adversity leads pre-teens to be more impulsive by making their brains more sensitive to rewards, a new Western University study has found.     The study, entitled “Ventral striatal activity…

Internationally renowned neuroscientists join Western to further advance innovative technologies

March 17, 2016

An internationally renowned wife-and-husband team of cognitive neuroscientists have joined Western University after collaborating on game-changing research for the past 15 years at the University of Cambridge. Tim Bussey and…

The story behind a vegetative patient’s shocking recovery

January 5, 2016

Western University’s Adrian Owen provided expert analysis to award-winning science writer Kate Lunau for her long-form, feature story about the “shocking” recovery of a patient in a vegetative state, which…

New imaging technique will save lives and money

January 4, 2016

An international research collaboration, led by Western University, has developed a new imaging technique that will save hospitals money and more importantly, give some patients a second chance at life….

Western University develops first-ever ethical framework for fMRI research

September 17, 2015

A team of doctors, neuroscientists and philosophers from Western University have developed the first-ever ethical framework for researchers and research ethics committees to design, conduct and review functional magnetic resonance…

New program at Western developing specialized magnetic resonance imaging systems receives CFI funding

July 29, 2015

Most hospitals house a centrally located, multi-use, full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner used to diagnose various ailments – from knee injuries, to cancer, to traumatic brain injury.

Researchers use imaging as a tool to predict outcomes for therapy in cerebral palsy

March 13, 2015

For some children with cerebral palsy, constraint therapy is an extremely effective way to regain movement in a spastic limb. For some children, however, the therapy which involves physically restraining…

An Image of the Future of Healthcare: Biomedical Imaging Leads Way

January 15, 2013

Four imaging initiatives, valued at more than $5.5 million, highlight seven projects at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute.

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

January 3, 2013

New research from Western University provides brain imaging evidence that students well-versed in very basic single digit arithmetic (5+2=7 or 7-3=4) are better equipped to score higher on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT).