Posts Tagged: Brain and Mind Institute

Bell Let’s Talk: Western University experts available to speak on variety of mental health topics

January 24, 2022

On Jan. 26, Canada’s largest fundraising campaign for mental health awareness will spark conversations related to mental health issues across…

Learning loss expert available to comment on school closures

January 7, 2022

Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience & Learning Disorders says the true cost of the pandemic on children’s learning may only be evident in years to come.

Study shows smiling makes you look older, unless you’re old already

November 26, 2021

Smiling makes you look older, according to research by neuroscientists at Western and Ben-Gurion University in Israel. But if you’re already over 60, smiling doesn’t appear to change the way your age is perceived.

New study makes sense of sensory processing in children with autism

November 15, 2021

A new study from Western University shows that grouping sensory abilities helps better support kids with autism spectrum disorder.

Key to safer hockey helmets: Mitigating for angle and ‘torque’ of impact

November 10, 2021

Western engineers have found latest in hockey helmet technology could be improved to withstand indirect hits to the head.

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…