Posts Tagged: cognition

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 shows menstrual cycles have no effect on cognitive benefits of exercise

November 5, 2019

The majority of exercise neuroscience studies (64 per cent) have not included female participants due to the frequently held belief that hormonal fluctuations – linked to menstrual cycles – may…

World’s largest sleep study launches from Western’s Brain and Mind Institute

June 26, 2017

Renowned Western University neuroscientist Adrian Owen has launched the world’s largest sleep-and-cognition study to help researchers learn the effects on our brains of sleep and sleep deprivation. “Many of us…