Posts Tagged: Neuroscience

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…

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…

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…