Posts Tagged: Imaging

Why people with autism sometimes fail to see ‘the big picture’

December 16, 2015

New findings by Melvyn Goodale from Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute, in collaboration with Australian researchers at Swinburne University of Technology and La Trobe University, show that people with…

Some patients in a vegetative state retain awareness, despite being unable to move

October 19, 2015

New insight into a vital cerebral pathway has explained how some patients in a vegetative state are aware despite appearing to be unconscious and being behaviourally unresponsive. The findings, published…

New study shows touch works independently of vision in object identification

October 7, 2015

A study published by The Journal of Neuroscience challenges the more traditional scientific belief that using touch to recognize objects depends on visual circuitry in the human brain. The idea…

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…

Our Lady Peace to headline evening concert at Western Homecoming

August 13, 2015

‘Ordinary’s just not good enough’ so extraordinary Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace will perform as part of Western University’s Homecoming 2015 festivities. This year, Western is teaming up with the University Students’ Council (USC), PremierLife and Western Alumni to launch #HOCOonthehill – a full day of programming on Saturday, September 26 that starts at 9 a.m. – and Our Lady Peace will be headlining the evening concert.

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.

Western and partners receive nearly $20M in funding for research excellence

June 18, 2015

Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have received an extraordinary financial boost from the Government of Ontario as 20 potentially transformative projects are now being supported with more than…

Researchers find human brain not ‘hardwired’ as previously thought

May 20, 2015

Conventional thought is that the human brain is ‘hardwired’ to perform particular tasks, accessing a set network of tools to solve problems or enact certain behaviours in a way that…

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…

Western University researchers earn national NSERC awards

February 19, 2015

One unravels how young children learn math; the other has helped provide a solution to an impending isotope shortage that threatens medical diagnostics worldwide. Western University’s Daniel Ansari and Michael…