We are pretty excited that our lab's first fMRI study is underway! Scanning started at the Toronto Neuroimaging Facility last week and all went smoothly. This study is looking at age differences in the neural underpinnings of sound localization (i.e., deciding where a sound is coming from). If you are interested in taking part (compensation is $50 plus a picture of your brain!), please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-688-5550 ext. 4996.
Honours thesis student, Sarah Henderson, has made it to the public voting stage of NSERC's Science, Action! video competition. In the video, Sarah describes her thesis project examining age differences in voluntary vs. involuntary memory. Every view is considered a vote, so please take a look!
One of our honours thesis students, Ethan Foy, won the Monster Pitch competition, an entrepreneurial pitch competition hosted by the Brock Innovation Group in partnership with the Goodman School of Business and BioLinc and sponsored by Spark Power Corp. Ethan presented his business concept, LifePoints, a mobile application that offers monetary rewards to its users based on the time they spent at fitness facilities. Full story available here.
A number of us will be attending the Symposium in Honour of Lynn Hasher at Massey College in Toronto on November 17th. The impressive line-up of speakers is a fitting tribute to Professor Hasher (Dr Campbell's former PhD supervisor), who made a number of important contributions to our understanding of cognitive aging and memory in general. The program of talks can be found here.
Niagara Centre Member of Parliament Vance Badawey was on hand today to congratulate Brock University for receiving $3.8 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The Campbell lab was among the recipients and we plan to use these funds to determine how memory and attention interact in the brain and potentially change with age. Cheers NSERC!
In case you missed Dr. Campbell's talk as part of the Centre for Lifespan Development Research Speaker Series, you can view the whole thing here. And thanks to all those who made it to the event and/or signed up for Growing with Brock. We love to share our research with the community and need the community to do more research!