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Brain Awareness Week 2012

March 12-18

Dr. Adrian Owen


Canada Excellence Research Chair
in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging
Western University

Click here for photos from these lectures.

Click here for U of M Bulletin article:
Lecture: 'Search for Consciousness'
(109k PDF).


Brain Awareness Week is coming March 12-18, 2012. This year our feature event will be a scientific visit and public presentation by Dr. Adrian Owen from Western University in London, Ontario on March 15 and 16. Dr. Owen was recently recruited to Canada from Cambridge University as a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging. He is coming at the invitation of the Winnipeg Chapter Society for Neuroscience, the Faculty of Medicine and the President of the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Owen will be visiting with our faculty members and participating in several featured events. This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase research and training excellence in Manitoba to one of the country's most high profile research talents. As such, we strongly encourage as many as possible to participate in any or all of the following events. Please contact wcsn@sbrc.ca for details or questions.


March 15, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Trainee Lunch with Dr. Owen
Location: Brodie Centre 204
Invitees: Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Join Dr. Owen for lunch. There will be free food, short presentations and opportunities to talk to each other and to Dr. Owen.

See the poster (308k PDF) for details and please post.


March 15, 6:30 to 7:20 pm (followed by a reception with light refreshments)

Public Lecture: "The Search for Consciousness"
Location: Frederic Gaspard Theatre (former Theatre A)
Invitees: Everyone, including the general public

Join President Barnard, Vice-President (Research and International) Jayas and Dean of Medicine Postl as they welcome Dr. Owen to speak to the Winnipeg public about leading-edge neuroimaging of brain processes that make people AWARE.

Advertisements including poster will follow. See the poster (292k PDF) for details and please post.


March 16, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Cognitive Neuroscience Minisymposium
Location: Buhler Atrium
Invitees: Everyone

Investigators from the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg highlight advances in Cognitive Neuroscience.

9:30 - 9:50  Dr. Jonathan Marotta  Perception and Action: Posterior Cortical Atrophy
10:00 - 10:20  Dr. Debbie Kelly   Avian Spatial Cognition
10:30 - 10:50  Dr. Tammy Ivanco   TBA
11:00 - 11:20  Dr. Stephen Smith   An Emo-Motoric Model of Emotional Experience
11:30 - 11:50  Dr. Steve Prime   Gaze strategies during visually-guided versus memory-guided grasping

See the poster (312k PDF) for details and please post.


March 16, 1:30 to 2:20 pm

Scientific Lecture: "When Thoughts Become Actions: Imaging Disorders of Consciousness"
Location: Theatre C
Invitees: Everyone

Dr. Adrian Owen presents his research results at the Bannatyne Campus.

See the poster (304k PDF) for details and please post.


Brain Awareness Week is an international Society for Neuroscience event, and is coordinated locally by the Winnipeg Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

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