Posts Tagged: Imaging

New life hack for ‘de-blurring’ visual images without glasses

October 18, 2016

An international team of neuroscientists has shown that a person’s ability to see fine visual detail can be sharpened by simply staring for a few seconds at a rapidly flickering…

Early marijuana use associated with abnormal brain function, study reveals

October 5, 2016

In a new study, scientists in London, Ontario have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower IQ. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal…

New virtual reality ‘toolbox’ allows for cross-species brain testing

May 11, 2016

Neuroscientists at Western University have developed a new virtual reality ‘toolbox’ that can be used to build video games with a unique capacity for teaching and testing both humans and…

Abnormal brain interactions harm consciousness

April 28, 2016

Over the past few years, a great amount of scientific research has shown that even when the brain is “at rest” it still works. The brains of healthy people are…

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…

Western welcomes new neuroscientist who unlocks minds with machines

March 10, 2016

If you watch science fiction movies from 1970s, you would think by the year 2016 there would be a robot in every home performing tasks like cooking, cleaning and cutting…

International study explores the good, the bad and not-so ugly of hallucinations

February 4, 2016

Hallucinations can be a terrifying part of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia. But according to a new study from Western University and the University…

New Western study suggests arthroscopic knee surgery not cost-effective compared to other ‘non-operative’ treatments

January 20, 2016

It’s been nearly a decade since Western University researchers reported that arthroscopic knee surgery provides no additional benefit compared to optimized physical and medical therapy among sufferers of osteoarthritis (OA)…

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….