Posts Tagged: Brain and Mind Institute

Research refutes bilingual advantage in children

September 22, 2021

Western neuroscientists show bilingual advantage in children is propped up by weak evidence and bias in the reporting of scientific findings.

A (Not So) Quiet Place: Voices become familiar with just 10 minutes of training

June 3, 2021

New research from Brain and Mind Institute and UCL suggests people may need to concentrate on the art of conversation more than ever following pandemic lockdowns.

‘Sounding it out’ not so easy for children with dyslexia

May 20, 2021

Western cognitive neuroscientists using MRI discovered a biological deficit for some early readers that impairs the ability to sound words out.

Grasping the world is not the same as understanding it

July 30, 2020

A new study from Western’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute shows that when humans reach out and grab things, they…

Brain Study explores lasting impacts of COVID-19

June 23, 2020

Neuroscientists exploring the lasting impacts of COVID-19 on the brain hope their newest study will provide answers for health-care professionals…

Global study examines pregnancy and stress during COVID-19 pandemic

May 19, 2020

Pregnancies, at the best of times, are stressful. When the world is experiencing a global pandemic, human response to risk…

Despite social and employment benefits, bilingualism does not make you ‘smarter’

April 21, 2020

Being bilingual does not improve general mental ability, according to a new study conducted by a team of researchers at…

New study of football players shows concussions have long-term effects on inhibition

April 16, 2020

World renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his team at Western University have developed a new strategy for predicting cognitive performance…

International study investigates near death experiences using data from text mining

January 30, 2020

A new study using text mining and artificial intelligence from Western University and University of Liège (Belgium) provides quantitative scientific…

Neuroscience controversy resolved: The hippocampus is not just a GPS

January 2, 2020

It’s a controversy that goes back to a Nobel Prize winning idea that there is a specific part of our…