Posts Tagged: Brain and Mind Institute

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 — real or perceived — is undoubtedly heightened. A new…

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 Western University’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute. More than 11,000…

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 in Canadian university football players based on results from online…

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 proof that most people respond positively to near death experiences…

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 brain that acts as our Global Positioning System (GPS), responsible…

New study advances quest to better understand consciousness

October 10, 2019

In his landmark 2006 study, Western University’s renowned neuroscientist Adrian Owen and his collaborators showed for the first time ever that functional neuroimaging can reveal conscious awareness in some patients…

Left- and right-handers share similarities in the brain when it comes to numbers

August 27, 2019

Left- and right-handers may write with different hands, but the brain processes numbers the same way for both. This is according to a new study from Western University. In a…

Western University develops first-of-its-kind task-based map of the human cerebellum

July 22, 2019

It is the second largest part in the human brain and contains more neurons than any other. Tucked under the back of the cerebral cortex, the cerebellum is often overlooked…

Brain and Mind Institute study shows how fast human brains ‘see’ the world

June 27, 2019

A new study from Western University’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute shows how fast our brain makes sense of a world in which the images of people, places and things…

ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction

April 12, 2019

A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer…