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Consciousness and Cognition

Dr. Adrian Owen’s research combines neuroimaging (MRI and EEG), with neuropsychological studies in brain-injured patients and healthy participants. Dr. Owen’s lab also uses web-based tools for the assessment of cognitive function in both health and disease and most recently to better understand the role that sleep plays in cognitive function. Learn More


Understanding how people learn new concepts

Dr. John Paul Minda’s innovative research works to answer questions about how and why humans organize information into categories and concepts and how the resulting conceptual structure influences thinking and behaviour. Learn More


Exploring the Brain's Language Network

Dr. Mark Joanisse and his lab examines the neural underpinnings of first- and second-language learning in children and adults, with a special focus on the interplay between spoken and written language. Learn More


Attention and Speech Processing

Research in the CoNCH Lab (Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing) explores our ability to extract meaning from speech including what types of information we use to aid our understanding of speech and the effects of a listener’s cognitive state on their ability to understand speech. Learn More


Understanding Cognitive Deficits in Parkinson’s Disease and Striatum-mediated Cognition

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common movement disorder characterized tremors, muscle stiffness, and slowness. Dr. MacDonald’s research aims to understand the nature and causes of cognitive deficits such as learning, memory, and thinking problems that are increasingly recognized in PD patients. Learn More


Brain Plasticity Following Hearing Loss and Restoration

Dr. Steve Lomber's lab studies how the brain changes when hearing loss occurs in childhood or adulthood. Specifically, he studies auditory cortex in hearing individuals and changes that occur in auditory cortex following deafness. Learn More


Sensory Motor Neuroplasticity and Motor Learning

Dr. Paul Gribble’s research focuses on how the brain controls voluntary movement, and the relationship between neuroplasticity in sensory and motor brain areas and motor skill learning. Learn More


Hand Actions and the Brain

Dr. Jody Culham’s lab uses cognitive neuroscience approaches to investigate how the human brain uses sensory information to perceive the world and guide hand actions such as reaching, grasping and tool use. Learn More


Memory and the Brain

The research taking place in Dr. Stefan Köhler's Lab focuses on the organization of memory in the human brain. Learn More

Development of Cognitive Control

Development of Cognitive Control

Dr. J. Bruce Morton examines the challenges young children face organizing their thoughts and actions in the service of achieving long-term goals. Learn More

Neuroscience & Music

Neuroscience & Music

A study by Dr. Jessica Grahn found that Parkinson’s disease patients have problems finding the regular, steady pulse that we tap our foot to when we hear a rhythm... Learn More

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr. Daniel Ansari and his colleagues took a first step toward an integration of functional data (fMRI) and cortical white matter pathways (DTI) in the domain of calculation... Learn More

Neuroscience & Emotion

Neuroscience & Emotion

Dr. Derek Mitchell and his colleagues tested the hypothesis that individuals with low levels of trait empathy would show abnormalities in brain regions associated with empathy...
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