Posts Tagged: Neuroscience

Brain cells show teamwork in short-term memory, Western-led study shows

March 6, 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. The…

Western University joins global Brainhack movement

February 27, 2017

Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative and Robarts Research Institute will be hosting the inaugural Brainhack Western from March 2 – 4, 2017. The event will bring together dozens of researchers, students…

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…

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…

Chemical in marijuana shows promise in treating schizophrenia

May 3, 2016

According to new research at Western University, marijuana is the ultimate contradiction; at least when it comes to schizophrenia. This first-of-its-kind study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrates that…

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…

New Western neuroscience study shows how we learn from watching others

April 21, 2016

A new study from Western University shows that the parts of our brain that provide us with our sense of touch are activated when we watch someone else learn a…

Listen to your heart – it may tell you something about memory

April 5, 2016

Follow your heart because a new study from Western University shows that your memories already do. Investigators at Western’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute have discovered that signals from inside…

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…