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Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's Disease

Behavioural research gets boost with first open-access database

December 17, 2019

Neuroscience researchers at Western University have developed the first open-access repository for raw data from mouse cognitive testing. Called ...

Stroke and ischemic brain injury

Fellow aims to help others through WORLDiscoveries’ Medical Innovation Fellowship Program

November 01, 2019

At an age when many are deciding what to do with their lives, a then-20-year-old Wagner Souza found himself considering the end of ...

Hearing and Auditory Perception, Motor Function, Vision/visual perception, Neurodevelopment, Memory, Language and Speech

Awards announced for sixth round of BrainsCAN Accelerator Internal Granting Program

October 25, 2019

The brain is the last frontier in human biology. While researchers have been examining the structure for centuries, there are still many unknowns ...

Memory, Motor Function

The brain’s regions work together when it comes to skilled motor sequences

October 03, 2019

Many skills, such as typing, playing an instrument or tying a knot, rely on complex sequences of movements. Despite being common activities, ...

Aging, Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's Disease

BrainsCAN partnership aims to showcase impact of dementia support

September 20, 2019

Tony Paul and his wife Susan were teenagers when they met in London. Now married 45 years, they have raised two children and are proud ...

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Highlighting three years of BrainsCAN support

September 16, 2019

Since 2016, BrainsCAN has funded and supported high-impact/high-reward research to help transform the way brain diseases and disorders are ...

Learning and Learning Disorders

Researchers find 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. In a new Registered Report, ...

Memory, Vision/visual perception

Yalda Mohsenzadeh joins BrainsCAN Computational Core

August 14, 2019

On August 1, the newest member of BrainsCAN’s Computational Core, Yalda Mohsenzadeh began at Western. Mohsenzadeh joined the Computational ...

Language and Speech, Memory, Motor Function

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

July 22, 2019

It is the second largest structure in the human brain and contains more neurons than any other area. Tucked under the back of the cerebral cortex, ...

Neurodevelopment, Neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Mental Health

BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Associates receive CIHR Fellowships

July 17, 2019

Two BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Associates are among the most recent awardees of the esteemed Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship ...

Mental Health, Neurodegeneration, Learning and Learning Disorders, Hearing and Auditory Perception, Imaging methods, Language and Speech, Memory, Aging, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Function

Funding announced for fifth round of BrainsCAN Accelerator Internal Granting Program

June 18, 2019

A fifth round of BrainsCAN Accelerator grants have been awarded to impactful cognitive neuroscience programs at Western University. Earlier this ...

Aging, Hearing and Auditory Perception

Volunteers help unlock deeper understanding

June 13, 2019

Finding volunteers has often been the technological equivalent of the carrier pigeon – even if the message goes out, it’s ...

Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's Disease

Inaugural touchscreen symposium brings neuroscience researchers to Western

June 05, 2019

Two brains are better than one, but more than 100 is even better. Starting today, over 100 neuroscience researchers from around the world are ...

Alzheimer's Disease, Neurodegeneration, Memory, Learning and Learning Disorders

Thinking beyond the neuron

June 04, 2019

How does the brain control what information becomes memories and can this be affected by diet and obesity? A new article from Western ...

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

BrainsCAN contributes to Canada’s new equity, diversity and inclusion program

May 10, 2019

Dr. Lisa Saksida, Western University neuroscientist and BrainsCAN’s Co-Scientific Director, understands the importance of an equity, ...


BrainsCAN funding leads to NSERC grant

May 07, 2019

Dr. Tim Bussey, a professor in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, used his Accelerator findings to support his recent NSERC research ...

Mental Health, Language and Speech, Memory, Parkinson's disease

New registry to boost brain research participation

March 25, 2019

Neuroscience researchers at Western have long worked with members of the London community to gather data for their studies. Launched this week, ...

Alzheimer's Disease, Concussion, Neurodevelopment, ALS, Stroke and ischemic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, Memory, Neurodegeneration

The science behind déjà vu and other surprising brain discoveries

March 13, 2019

The brain is the last frontier in human biology. It generates our thoughts and emotions; it’s what makes us human. Neuroscience researchers ...

Aging, Hearing and Auditory Perception, Concussion, Brain Trauma

Brain research leads to new discoveries

March 08, 2019

Nearly 3.6 million Canadians are currently living with a brain disorder, diminishing quality of life and creating an enormous burden on our ...

Pre-frontal activity can be recipe for obesity

March 01, 2019

Finding it impossible to resist that craving for chocolate and potato chips? It may be all in your head – specifically in the part of your ...

New BrainsCAN review suggests a reciprocal relationship between obesity and self-control

February 26, 2019

In a review published February 26 in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences, researchers explore the age-old chicken-or-the-egg conundrum but ...


London Brain Bee 2019 encourages next generation of neuroscientists

February 22, 2019

For more than 40 years, some of Western University’s most internationally recognized research has come from the field of neuroscience ...

Imaging methods, Language and Speech, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Memory

BrainsCAN celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 11, 2019

Women have made significant contributions to science, yet in 2019, less than 30 per cent of researchers worldwide are women. A diverse ...

Imaging methods, Mental Health, Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers committed to open-science efforts

February 04, 2019

Placing collaboration above competition, Western researchers are partnering with more than 300 labs around the world to gain a better ...


BrainsCAN builds international collaborations with new research partnership

January 25, 2019

BrainsCAN, Western University’s neuroscience research initiative, is building international collaborations with a new memorandum of ...

Imaging methods, Mental Health, Neurodevelopment

BrainsCAN expands globally with Cardiff University partnership

January 25, 2019

BrainsCAN, Western University’s neuroscience research initiative, is continuing to expand its global presence with a new memorandum of ...

Neurodegeneration, Aging, Cardiovascular disease and cognitive function, Diabetes and Cognitive Function, Memory, Alzheimer's Disease, Mental Health

Q&A with Dr. Jane Rylett: Researching Alzheimer’s Disease

January 19, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease that affects memory, thinking and behaviour. In Canada, one out of every 13 adults between the ...

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