Posts Tagged: Brain and Mind Institute

World’s largest sleep study shows too much shut-eye can be bad for your brain

October 9, 2018

Preliminary results from the world’s largest sleep study have shown that people who sleep on average between 7 to 8 hours per night performed better cognitively than those who slept…

BrainsCAN study discovers sound sensitivity differences between age groups

August 21, 2018

Neuroscientists from Western University have discovered a difference in the way younger and older adults respond to sounds. In the BrainsCAN study, researchers found that the brain becomes more sensitive…

Brain game doesn’t offer brain gain

July 30, 2018

A new study led by a team of Western University neuroscientists has debunked claims that getting better at a brain training game can translate to improved performance in other, untrained…

New BrainsCAN study rules out major potential target for Alzheimer’s disease drugs

July 5, 2018

An unexpected result discovered by neuroscientists at Western University won’t prevent the formation and growth of Alzheimer’s disease but it potentially rules out a major potential treatment focus that drug…

London Brain Bee 2018 encourages next generation of neuroscientists

April 17, 2018

Western University has long been internationally recognized for its excellence in neuroscience research. From developing and advancing innovative imaging technology to deciphering the neural basis for cognitive functions, Western cultivates…

Western to unveil new $47 million interdisciplinary research facility

April 12, 2018

Western University will officially open the newly constructed Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) on Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. The $47 million state-of-the-art research facility will house Western’s Brain…

Top scientists headline conference with goal of inspiring young women in STEM

February 27, 2018

Emily Lalone is a rising star at Western University and the lifelong mobility expert will share her personal journey of academic excellence and her latest biomedicine and imaging discoveries as…

Researchers identify specific neurons that distinguish between reality and imagination

June 1, 2017

New Western University research shows that neurons in the part of the brain found to be abnormal in psychosis are also important in helping people distinguish between reality and imagination….

Western and Lawson scientists develop game-changing blood test for concussions

November 7, 2016

Scientists from Children’s Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent…

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…