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Memory, Neurodegeneration, Aging, Alzheimer's Disease

New research task studies memory encoding

November 29, 2021

Forgot where you parked your car? It would happen more frequently without the brain’s ability to distinguish between similar events. ...

Neurodevelopment, Vision/visual perception, Language and Speech, Hearing and Auditory Perception, Mood and Emotion and Social Behaviour

New study makes sense of sensory processing in autistic children

November 15, 2021

Results of a recent study on sensory abilities in autistic children may have positive consequences to the way supports are provided to them, ...

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

BrainsCAN Year Five Highlights

September 23, 2021

Five years ago, BrainsCAN received funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) to support high-impact/high-reward research with ...

Alzheimer's Disease, Memory, Mood and Emotion and Social Behaviour, Aging, Neurodegeneration, Consciousness

Unlocking dementia: Finding memories through music

September 21, 2021

It’s a warm summer evening. You’re driving in your car when a song comes on that suddenly reminds you of an experience you had many ...

Parkinson's disease, Memory, Imaging methods, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Diabetes and Cognitive Function, Learning and Learning Disorders, Alzheimer's Disease

BrainsCAN Summer Internship Program brings neuroscience research to life for Western undergraduates

September 16, 2021

Ashini Peiris was a third year undergraduate student looking to continue her neuroscience research over the summer when she received an email ...

Mental Health, Learning and Learning Disorders, Mood and Emotion and Social Behaviour, Neonatal, Memory, Neurodevelopment

Q&A: The risks of cannabis use during pregnancy

June 30, 2021

We know that alcohol and pregnancy don’t mix. Those who are expecting are told to steer clear of raw fish, unpasteurized dairy, and certain ...

Jody Culham named Canada Research Chair for innovative immersive neuroscience methods

June 15, 2021

One year after earning a New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration grant, Jody Culham, Professor in the Department of Psychology and ...

Mental Health, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

BrainsCAN's statement on the tragic killing of Daunte Wright

April 15, 2021

BrainsCAN stands in solidarity with the Black community, who continue to experience painful reminders of social injustice. The recent murder of ...

Motor Function

Neuroscientists show planning ahead is key for controlling movement on and off the court

March 31, 2021

When Fred VanVleet brings the basketball up the court, the Toronto Raptors guard needs to read the defence and decide his next move while still ...

Stroke and ischemic brain injury, Neurodevelopment, Hearing and Auditory Perception, Memory, Aging, Mental Health

Results Announcement: BrainsCAN Accelerator Internal Granting Program

March 12, 2021

The eighth round of BrainsCAN’s Accelerator Internal Granting Program results have been announced. Two, two-year projects were funded under ...

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