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Western Institute for Neuroscience boosts impact with open science

May 15, 2024

The institute partnered with McGill University’s Tanenbaum Open Science Institute (TOSI) and BrainsCAN to develop a framework that outlines ...

Alzheimer's disease

Creyos Health Announces Addition of Dementia Screening, Testing, and Care Planning to its Online Platform

April 09, 2024

Supporting the entire dementia care continuum, this scientifically validated online protocol, backed by one of the largest normative databases in ...

Imaging methods, Neurodegeneration

Mouse Translational Research Acceleration Platform receives new Canada Foundation for Innovation funding

March 14, 2024

The platform supports researchers in better understanding brain function in health and disease, as well as advances in diagnosis and treatment for ...

Western spin-off secures over $2M in seed funding for cancer care robotics system

March 13, 2024

Tenomix’s tech aims to improve lymph node detection in colorectal cancer tissues

Epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease

New study expands understanding of brain blood flow and neurological disorders

March 07, 2024

Western, Maastricht University researchers develop non-invasive method to study hippocampus region

Behind the Research: Western examines the brain’s secrets  

February 28, 2024

President Alan Shepard in conversation with professors Lisa Saksida and Ravi Menon on the latest advances in neuroscience and cognition  

Western Award of Excellence winners help others succeed

January 26, 2024

Fay Harrison is being celebrated for her work as an “outstanding research administrator and leader” who “makes life easier for ...


New online study explores link between healthy brains and bodies

January 12, 2024

Neuroscientist Adrian Owen partners with U.K. science museum in research driven by immersive video games

Neurodegeneration, Memory, Alzheimer's disease

New math approach provides insight into memory formation

December 05, 2023

Western neuroscientists analyze timing of brain activity patterns in new study

Alzheimer's disease, Cardiovascular disease and cognitive function, Neurodegeneration, Imaging methods

Meeting of the minds

November 22, 2023

Inaugural meeting for McGill-Western Initiative for Translational Neuroscience connected leaders from academia, private, public, and philanthropic ...

Parkinson's disease

Seinfeld provides insight into how our brains understand and appreciate humour: Study

November 13, 2023

Neuroscientists studied participants watching classic TV series in fMRI scanner

Brain trauma, Concussion

Olympic medalist shares mental health journey at BrainsCAN Research Impact Day

October 26, 2023

Jen Kish, one of Canada's best rugby players, explained the toll concussions had on her mental health during her keynote address at BrainsCAN ...

BrainsCAN Research Impact Day: an opportunity to recognize the diverse impacts of our research community

July 13, 2023

BrainsCAN Research Impact Day is an opportunity to recognize the diverse impacts that our research community produces, including social, economic, ...

Touchscreens and strawberry milkshakes: Investigators learn more about how our brain’s reward systems work

February 21, 2023

Using strawberry milkshakes, mouse models of disease, cutting-edge fibre optic technology, and touchscreens, researchers at Schulich School of ...


Western-led study shows cannabis use in teens linked with anxiety, memory loss

December 20, 2022

Research finds chronic adolescent cannabis exposure may harm emotional and cognitive brain development

Stroke and ischemic brain injury

Breaking new ground on ‘untapped’, alternative brain imaging technique

October 03, 2022

A new research group is paving Western’s way into a domain with potentially life-changing implications for our access to brain scanning ...

Parkinson's disease

Western graduate students secure funding for Parkinson’s research

September 01, 2022

Western’s BrainsCAN and Mitacs work with the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario to provide additional funding opportunities for graduate ...

RIKEN CBS Summer Program Examines Architecture of the Brain

August 23, 2022

From July 4-8, early-career researchers from around the world gathered virtually for RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS)’s Summer Program

Western tests minds of The Amazing Race Canada teams during neuroscience challenge

August 16, 2022

The Amazing Race Canada is airing on CTV all summer long. On August 16, racers made their way to Western University where viewers got a glimpse of ...

Western research finds insight into memory consolidation through sleep

August 11, 2022

New research from Western University neuroscientists, in collaboration with clinicians in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at London Health Sciences ...

New study explores infection effect on fetal brain development

July 21, 2022

Western researchers probe how mother’s immune response affects risk of neurodevelopmental disorders

Western neuroscientists weigh in on maintaining a healthy brain

July 21, 2022

Many of us understand what it takes to maintain a healthy body, but what does it take to maintain a healthy brain? As the most complex organ in ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Western researcher’s old cargo bicycle embarks on new journey for charity

July 15, 2022

Ark Aid Mission is a community-based organization in London that creates tools and services to help people in need.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Paving paths for equity, diversity, and inclusion at Western and beyond

June 28, 2022

Harrison has led the charge at BrainsCAN for equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)

Learning and learning disorders

Causes and consequences of math anxiety in children

June 27, 2022

In this webinar, Western University Professor, Dr. Daniel Ansari joined TVDSB System Principal, Scott Askey to discuss the latest research on math ...

BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Associate receives CIHR Fellowship

June 20, 2022

DeVuono was one of six Western University trainees to receive a CIHR Fellowship in the 2022 round, and the only researcher in cognitive ...

Western, McGill team up in new neuroscience initiative

May 10, 2022

Two of the world’s most accomplished neuroscience research initiatives at McGill and Western University have combined their expertise to ...


Finding treatments for brain diseases

March 31, 2022

Western neuroscientists and neurologists are combining efforts to develop more efficient ways to test the effectiveness of medication for ...

Brain trauma, Mental health, Neurodevelopment

Q&A with Priya Kalra: Peering inside the Brain

March 14, 2022

Talking, moving, solving problems – everything we do in life is linked to our brain. Connected to the rest of the body by receptors, the ...

Aging, Parkinson's disease

New research targets faster diagnosis for Parkinson’s patients

March 11, 2022

Five years ago, Alice Jones* noticed she was having trouble wiggling her toes and using her left shoulder for everyday tasks like washing her ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Western women share reflections on International Women’s Day

March 07, 2022

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Western News asked some of Western’s women leaders and professionals to reflect on what ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Volunteer work helps girls find passion for AI

February 11, 2022

Jie Mei has always been passionate about understanding how the brain works. Her interest in computer science, artificial intelligence (AI) and ...

Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease

BrainsCAN survey shows Alzheimer Society support leads to $1.3B in health-care savings

January 27, 2022

A new survey report from Western University’s BrainsCAN, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, found programs and services ...

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 ...

Alzheimer's disease, Memory

Q&A: Lisa Saksida honoured as a powerful advocate for women in STEM

November 30, 2020

2020 has been a big year for Lisa Saksida, professor of physiology and pharmacology at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and BrainsCAN ...

Mental health

New discoveries pave the way for eating disorder treatments

November 09, 2020

Anorexia is the mental illness with the highest mortality rate; 10 per cent of those affected will die, according to the National Eating Disorder ...

Alzheimer's disease

BrainsCAN joins forces with a world-leading institute in dementia research

October 01, 2020

BrainsCAN is expanding its international collaboration once again by partnering with the UK Dementia Research Institute Ltd. (UK DRI), well-known ...

Alzheimer's disease

Science unites researchers over 10,000 km apart during pandemic

September 28, 2020

A paper published today in Nature Methods by BrainsCAN-aligned researchers in collaboration with Miao Jing, Yulong Li and other neuroscientists at ...


BrainsCAN takes action to remove barriers with postdoctoral program special call

September 16, 2020

On June 5, BrainsCAN’s Executive and EDI Committees released a statement on anti-Black racism, indicating our commitment to an equitable and ...

Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Memory, Learning and learning disorders

Royal Society celebrates Western scholars

September 08, 2020

For many Canadian scholars, being elected into the Royal Society of Canada is a crowning achievement of their careers. To neuroscientist Lisa ...

Aging, Diabetes and cognitive function, Pain

Gaps in medical device industry inspire innovative company

August 06, 2020

Four and half million Canadians and Americans use a walker to help their mobility, but unfortunately, falls while using one are not uncommon and ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Nicole Kaniki and Bertha Garcia named special advisors on anti-racism

August 06, 2020

Dr. Nicole Kaniki and Dr. Bertha Garcia will help Western lay the foundation for a sustained strategy to combat racism on campus. Effective ...

Aging, Alzheimer's disease, Memory, Mental health

Study confirms new pathway for Alzheimer’s disease degeneration

June 29, 2020

A Western University study has confirmed a new pathway for Alzheimer’s disease degeneration. Published in the journal Brain, the study ...

Q&A with Alexandra Levine and Blake Butler: Proud to support Pride in research communities

June 29, 2020

BrainsCAN has emphasized equity and inclusion as a core objective to building a thriving and successful research enterprise. In the midst of a ...

Mental health

BrainsCAN and Cardiff awarded the Sêr Cymru Strategic Partnership Accelerator Award

June 16, 2020

Western University’s BrainsCAN and the College for Biomedical and Life Sciences at Cardiff University have been awarded a Strategic ...

Memory, Mental health, Aging, Alzheimer's disease

BrainsCAN survey uncovers new insights into the quality of life of dementia care partners

June 10, 2020

A survey of Alzheimer Society clients in London and the surrounding area has uncovered new insights into the impact dementia has on care partners ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

BrainsCAN statement on acts of racism

June 05, 2020

The BrainsCAN initiative stands in solidarity with the Black community who are experiencing the hurt and painful reminders of their lived ...

Brain trauma, Alzheimer's disease, Memory

Amnesia and memory processing: Q&A with Dr. Stefan Köhler

June 04, 2020

Imagine suffering a traumatic brain injury that erases all memories of your personal past, or your ability to create new memories of your future. ...

Consciousness, Brain trauma

Q&A with Dr. Adrian Owen: Understanding consciousness

June 01, 2020

Consciousness is fundamental to being human. It allows us to understand the world around us. In medicine, consciousness is typically tested by ...


BrainsCAN updates regarding COVID-19

May 21, 2020

Over the last two months, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused on-campus research to be put on hold, resulting in delays for BrainsCAN Accelerator ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Postdoctoral Scholars join BrainsCAN Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

May 12, 2020

In recent years, the call for increased equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research has grown. It’s become a priority for the ...

Concussion, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Neurodegeneration

BrainsCAN and the Florey combine expertise to tackle brain health

April 27, 2020

In an effort to better understand the brain, researchers at Western University’s BrainsCAN have teamed up with researchers from The Florey ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

BrainsCAN launches EDI survey in response to COVID-19

April 23, 2020

Over the last two months, the global COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty and disruptions, resulting in difficulties for all. Unless ...

Mental health, Mood and emotion and social behaviour

Pandemic forcing food to your emotional rescue

April 15, 2020

Feeling stressed? Find yourself reaching for the snack drawer or refrigerator? It’s not uncommon for people to grab a snack when ...

Mental health, Mood and emotion and social behaviour

Isolation stress can test those with addictions

April 06, 2020

Across Canada, people who face addiction and mental health issues are coming to terms with a new reality – an uncertain future with a period ...

Memory, Hearing and auditory perception, Neurodevelopment, Mental health, Aging, Stroke and ischemic brain injury

Results Announcement: BrainsCAN Accelerator Internal Granting Program

March 26, 2020

The seventh round of BrainsCAN’s Accelerator Internal Granting Program results have been announced. Six, one-year projects were funded under ...

Hearing and auditory perception

Using technology to unlock the brain's mysteries

March 16, 2020

Attempting to solve the brain’s mysteries has been the focus of neuroscientists for centuries. Over the last 25 years, highly specialized ...

Neurodevelopment, Diabetes and cognitive function

Teen eating habits may contribute to adult obesity: New Western research

March 10, 2020

LONDON, ONT. -- The familiar expression is ‘you are what you eat,’ but new research out of Western University is putting a twist on ...


Adolescents prone to poor dietary choices, leading to changes in the brain

March 09, 2020

A new review paper from Western University has outlined how poor dietary choices in adolescence can lead to changes in the brain. Published March ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

BrainsCAN expands equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives with new role

March 06, 2020

BrainsCAN has been pioneering equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives since the development of the original Canada First Research ...

Imaging methods

International consortium outlines global vision for open-source NHP imaging database

March 06, 2020

In 2018, an international team of researchers, including Western University neuroscientists, Ravi Menon and Stefan Everling, developed the ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Conference highlights diversity in STEM

February 10, 2020

“Math and coding were something I really avoided; I had a fear of it.” Kaitlyn Parks isn’t alone, but as Co-Chair of the ...

Memory, Alzheimer's disease, Aging

Supporting care partners and those with dementia in the workplace

January 21, 2020

Imagine spending your career mastering your craft when suddenly, you begin to struggle with tasks that have always seemed simple. Dementia is a ...

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 ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

Language and speech, Neurodevelopment

Q&A with Marc Joanisse: Understanding Reading Disorders in Children

December 13, 2018

On October 22, Professor Marc Joanisse from the Department of Psychology at Western spoke at the London Central Library on the topic of reading ...

Alzheimer's disease, Equity, diversity, and inclusion, Brain trauma

Neuroscience grants promote teamwork

November 22, 2018

Two of the world’s most accomplished neuroscience centres – Western’s BrainsCAN and McGill’s Healthy Brains for Healthy ...


BrainsCAN Partners with World-Renowned Neuroscience Research Institution

October 25, 2018

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) between BrainsCAN, Western University’s neuroscience research initiative, and RIKEN Centre for Brain ...

Language and speech, Stroke and ischemic brain injury, Consciousness, Hearing and auditory perception

First Round of BrainsCAN's 2018 Accelerator Grants Announced

October 03, 2018

Cognitive disorders and disease affect people all over the world. To better understand and expand our knowledge of the brain, BrainsCAN is funding ...

Hearing and auditory perception

Why does being familiar with someone’s voice help us understand what they’re saying?

October 01, 2018

A new study from Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative shows that familiar voices are easier to understand even if a person ...

Imaging methods

Western University contributes to the first open-source NHP imaging database

September 27, 2018

BrainsCAN-aligned researchers have collaborated with an international team of researchers to develop the world’s first open-source data sets ...

Alzheimer's disease, Neurodegeneration

Shining a Spotlight on Alzheimer’s research for World Alzheimer’s Day

September 20, 2018

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. In Canada, 564,000 adults are currently living with dementia, and this number is expected ...

Memory, Learning and learning disorders

Q&A: Building BrainsCAN – A Discussion with Lisa Saksida and Ravi Menon

September 19, 2018

Dr. Lisa Saksida is BrainsCAN’s Co-Scientific Director, a Professor in Physiology and Pharmacology, Principal Investigator in the Brain and ...

BrainsCAN celebrates two years of impact

September 16, 2018

Two years ago, Western University received the largest research grant in its history. The 7-year, $66 million investment from the Canada First ...

Aging, Hearing and auditory perception

Study: ‘Sound’ differences between age groups

August 21, 2018

By exploring differences in the way younger and older adults respond to sounds, Western neuroscientists have found that our brains become more ...

Aging, Hearing and auditory perception

A new study shows that sound impacts you differently as you age

August 21, 2018


Learning and learning disorders, Neurodevelopment, Memory

Study: Brain game doesn’t offer brain gain

July 30, 2018

A new Western-led study has debunked claims that getting better at a brain-training game can translate to improved performance in other games and ...


RIKEN CBS Summer Program untangles the brain for BrainsCAN researchers

July 24, 2018

From July 9-13, Reichelt and Laidlaw were a joined by approximately forty-five early-career researchers from 13 countries to take part in the ...

Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease

New BrainsCAN study rules out major potential target for Alzheimer’s disease drugs

June 29, 2018

In a recent study from BrainsCAN, Western’s $66 million Canada First Research Excellence Fund program in cognitive neuroscience, Stefan ...


Grants back Western medical innovation efforts

June 29, 2018

Western’s efforts to support a brighter future for medical innovation in Canada got an exciting shot in the arm, thanks to a Burroughs ...


Special Canada Day dawns for neuroscientist

June 29, 2018

The sheer, glorious space of the country. Beaches in summer; snow sports in winter. The research opportunities and academic atmosphere. For years, ...


New facility opens its doors to come together

April 16, 2018

University officials celebrated the opening of the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) on April 13. The $47-million facility houses ...

Brain trauma

After an accident that left her dead, a second life as an artist

April 13, 2018

Three of Vanderidder's paintings—Driving Home, White Out and Black Submarine—hang in the BrainsCAN department of Western ...


Grant looks to bring brain researchers closer together

April 12, 2018

The McGill-Western Collaboration Grant program supports neuroscience and neuro-informatics research from new and/or established collaborative ...

Brain trauma, Consciousness

Artist’s work a reminder of work to be done

April 12, 2018

Vanderidder’s works will hang among Western’s BrainsCAN group, located on the sixth floor of the Western Interdisciplinary Research ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Federal budget signals commitment to science

March 15, 2018

Western researchers are better positioned to undertake cutting-edge work, thanks to the largest investment ever in fundamental science research, ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Women encouraged to pursue STEM careers, but many not staying

March 08, 2018

Lisa Saksida, a cognitive neuroscientist and the scientific director at Western University's BrainsCAN in London, Ont., recently spoke at the ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

STEM conference engages, empowers young women

March 07, 2018

Approximately 250 undergraduate students, researchers and volunteers attended the one-day conference, organized by the Western Women in ...


Federal budget makes huge investment in scientific research

March 03, 2018

Lisa Saksida, a professor and researcher at Western University, is confident that things are headed in the right direction. “The need for ...

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

Top scientists headline conference with goal of inspiring young women in STEM

February 27, 2018

IYWSTEM runs throughout the day until 5 p.m. in Western’s Great Hall and includes an industry fair, a STEM Graduate Program Expo and an ...


Minister of Science explores ‘amazing work’

January 10, 2018

Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan stopped by Western Tuesday to learn about what she calls the “amazing work” being done across the ...

Neurodegeneration, Concussion, Memory

Four scholars named among nation's elite

September 07, 2017

The overarching goal of Lisa Saksida’s work is to provide this essential missing component. She has invented a touchscreen-based technology ...

Menon tapped as BrainsCAN Co-Scientific Director

July 11, 2017

Ravi Menon knows he and his fellow BrainsCAN researchers are on the clock. “Seven years sounds like a long time. But it is not, in terms of ...

Parkinson's disease, Imaging methods, Neurodegeneration, Stroke and ischemic brain injury, Neurodevelopment, Alzheimer's disease, Consciousness

Strengthening Partnerships: Develop sustainable partnerships, networks and global initiatives

January 01, 2017

With a goal to reduce the burden of brain disorders affecting nearly 3.6-million Canadians and radically transform humankind’s understanding ...


Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

December 08, 2016

It was quite the celebration earlier this year as the largest research grant in the university’s history – a $66-million Canada First ...


Feds applaud BrainsCAN potential to lead the world

September 15, 2016

... grant in the university’s history – supporting the BrainsCAN: Brain Health For Life initiative. Already ranked among the best ... ...


Feds back brain research with record-breaking investment

September 08, 2016

... of brain disorders. On Tuesday, Western’s BrainsCAN: Brain Health For Life initiative received a $66-million investment ... for ...


Ottawa unveils research fund winners

September 06, 2016

Thirteen large-scale initiatives led by universities across Canada are the winners in a high-stakes federal competition aimed at helping the ...


Western University: Western scientists' $66M win goes to their heads

September 06, 2016

It took a writing team of 10 Western University scientists locked in a room together for several weeks just to put together the grant application. ...

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