Posts Tagged ‘brain’

Prof. Jane Roskams, UBC’s Brain Research Centre and Life Sciences Institute. Martin Dee Photograph.

Neuroscience and the eradication of brain injuries

Dec. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , ,

In the world of brain injury, a trifecta of technologies is driving the translation of research into real hope for patients, soldiers and athletes of all ages.

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Dr. John Cairns

UBC recognizes brain and heart researchers with $50,000 prizes

Jun. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

Two of Canada’s most distinguished health researchers – Dr. Guy Rouleau of the University of Montreal and Dr. John Cairns of the University of British Columbia – have been awarded the second annual Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes, the most lucrative prizes bestowed by UBC.

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Analytic thinking can decrease religious belief: UBC study

Apr. 26, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A new University of British Columbia study finds that analytic thinking can decrease religious belief, even in devout believers.

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Djavad Mowafaghian speaks at the groundbreaking for the brain health centre that will bear his name. Photo: Martin Dee

Federal and provincial ministers break ground for UBC-VCH brain health centre

Oct. 11, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Representatives of the federal and provincial governments today marked the start of construction of a new centre at the University of British Columbia that will unite brain research and patient care. The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, expected to open in 2013 at UBC Hospital, will bring together experts in the fields of psychiatry, [...]

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People control thoughts better when they see their brain activity: UBC study

Apr. 8, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As humans face increasing distractions in their personal and professional lives, University of British Columbia researchers have discovered that people can gain greater control over their thoughts with real-time brain feedback.

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From source photographs taking in the blocking/lighting of a Rembrandt portrait, our computational painting system output a portrait painting which can be vary any of its cognitive painting parameters. These variations (blue circles) were used in eye tracking experiments. Copyright: Steve DiPaola

UBC researcher decodes Rembrandt’s “magic”

May. 28, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt’s masterful portraits so appealing.

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