Posts Tagged: Neuroscience

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…

Chemical in marijuana shows promise in treating schizophrenia

May 3, 2016

According to new research at Western University, marijuana is the ultimate contradiction; at least when it comes to schizophrenia. This first-of-its-kind study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, demonstrates that…

Abnormal brain interactions harm consciousness

April 28, 2016

Over the past few years, a great amount of scientific research has shown that even when the brain is “at rest” it still works. The brains of healthy people are…

New Western neuroscience study shows how we learn from watching others

April 21, 2016

A new study from Western University shows that the parts of our brain that provide us with our sense of touch are activated when we watch someone else learn a…