Posts Tagged: Neuroscience

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…

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…

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 researchers reverse the negative effects of adolescent marijuana use

September 12, 2017

Researchers at Western University have found a way to use pharmaceuticals to reverse the negative psychiatric effects of THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. Chronic adolescent marijuana use has…

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…

Western neuroscientist’s book explores the borderlines of consciousness

June 20, 2017

Western neuroscientist Adrian Owen’s work has transformed how medical teams, families and philosophers understand the spaces between life and death for people in a vegetative state. And now Owen is…

Brain cells show teamwork in short-term memory, Western-led study shows

March 6, 2017

Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as was previously thought, Western-led brain research has determined. The…

Western University joins global Brainhack movement

February 27, 2017

Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative and Robarts Research Institute will be hosting the inaugural Brainhack Western from March 2 – 4, 2017. The event will bring together dozens of researchers, students…

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…

New virtual reality ‘toolbox’ allows for cross-species brain testing

May 11, 2016

Neuroscientists at Western University have developed a new virtual reality ‘toolbox’ that can be used to build video games with a unique capacity for teaching and testing both humans and…