Programs

Brain, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience

BSCN PigeonBehavioural Neuroscience - uses animal models to understand brain-behaviour correlates. Examples include the influence of genetics, emotions and other brain states on general behaviours as well as on learning and memory. Applications of this research include assessing the effectiveness of therapies for people with brain injuries.

Faculty
Fred Colbourne
Clayton Dickson
Ben Dyson
Alona Fyshe
Dana Hayward
Kyle Mathewson
Anthony Singhal
Peggy St Jacques
Chris Westbury
Douglas Wylie

Post-doctoral Fellows
Cristian Gutierrez

Graduate Students
Sucheta Chakravarty
Felicitas Kluger
Lane Liddle
Parastoo Harati Mokhtari
Danielle Olafson
Brittany Prokop
Daniel Robles
Sarah Sheldon
Scott Stone
Michelle Tomczak
Cassandra Wilkinson
Nathan Wispinski
Anna Kalisvaart
Aakanksha Singh
YanFei Song
Selen Kucuktas
Jeremy Thomas

 

BSCN GraphSystems Neuroscience - explores the dynamic neural mechanisms that correspond to behavioural state (for example sleep versus waking). It also explores how perceptual neural systems represent complex sensory stimuli such as visual motion and species-specific calls.
BSCN BrainCognitive Neuroscience - using experimental techniques, clinical studies of brain-damaged patients, and brain imaging methods, cognitive neuroscientists study the brain's role in higher cognitive functions such as in memory, language access, reasoning, and object recognition.