Neurodevelopment - neurodevelopmental disorders impact the growth and development of the brain, as can head injuries and concussion by interrupting normal development. Disorders are usually detected early in a child’s life, although causes can sometimes be traced to prenatal events and influences. Disruption to normal neurodevelopment can impact a broad range of faculties – memory, emotions, attention, behaviour, learning, self-control and socialization – and will often persist throughout the lifetime. As we work to understand more about how certain influences can combine to significantly impact brain development, we are also exploring how we can harness the brain’s own plasticity for intervention or even prevention.
Summaries tagged with 'neurodevelopment': about 8 result
Developing and validating tools to assess higher level cognition in children and adolescents
Project Summary - One of the best predictors of life quality, including vocational success, levels of happiness and even life expectancy, is overall cognitive functioning...
Attention bias modification training as a potential preventative tool
Project Summary - Adolescence is a critical period of development for mental health concerns. Anxiety and depressive symptoms and disorders tend to increase, which can impair memory, attention and...
Assessing listening with engaging, real-world auditory signals
Project Summary - More than 40% of people aged over 50 suffer from hearing loss. Typically, diagnosis happens long after older people first experience real‐life problems such as...
Establishing a translational platform for studying sensory processing in neurodevelopmental disorders
Project Summary - Developmental disorders such as developmental language disorder (DLD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) disrupt the normal development and maturation of our auditory or hearing system...
Neurocognitive, genetic and environmental risk factors of learning disorders in children
Project Summary - Western has an enviable range of world-class laboratories examining neurocognitive development and identifying developmental disorders and learning...
The impact of maternal immune activation on fetal brain development
Project Summary - Disruptions during early brain development are leading causes of cognitive deficiencies and severe neurological disorders. Research has shown that viruses...
The prefrontal cortex and obesity: a health neuroscience perspective
Research Summary - Humans have a strong and reliable preference for foods that are high in fat and sugar, which is thought to be an evolutionary outcome. As a species, we prefer...
Persistent post-concussion brain changes in adolescent hockey players
Research Summary - Concussion has received increasing focus in recent years, especially with respect to athletes and contact sports participation. Study of the impact on certain...
News articles tagged with 'neurodevelopment': about 8 results
BrainsCAN - Results Announcement: BrainsCAN Accelerator Internal Granting Program
BrainsCAN - Adolescents prone to poor dietary choices, leading to changes in the brain
BrainsCAN - Awards announced for sixth round of BrainsCAN Accelerator Internal Granting Program
BrainsCAN - Researchers find left- and right-handers share similarities in the brain when it comes to numbers
BrainsCAN - BrainsCAN Postdoctoral Associates receive CIHR Fellowships
BrainsCAN - Funding announced for fifth round of BrainsCAN Accelerator Internal Granting Program
BrainsCAN - New BrainsCAN review suggests a reciprocal relationship between obesity and self-control
Western Q&A with Marc Joanisse: Understanding Reading Disorders in Children