For my PhD, a rite-of-passage is to write a long scientific paper for other scientists. Unfortunately, that means to most people, my prelim will sound like technobabble (any Star Trek fans?), so I’m writing a blog post about its main ideas so that everyone can read about them. Since I have recently had some great experiences with mindfulness, I’ll use it as a running example to explain some of the science in my prelim.
View from my lab (well the stairwell by it)-What does this have to do with Mindfulness?Read more
We were first introduced to Lisa Poole in 2017. She sat on our committee for Your Brain on Art and was instrumental in its success. Since then, Lisa attended UNLIKE Minds, helped us obtained large grants and has been nothing but a tremendous support and advocate for Branch Out.
With less than 2 months to go, we know fundraising for the 2019 Branch Out Bike Tour is on your mind. Below are a few tips and ideas to get those donations rolling in!
We're not even kidding, you could call Tyler Hamilton your teammate! Here's the deal...
Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. It's also an initiative that encourages individuals and provides information on how to maintain and improve brain health.
The Branch Out Bike Tour has a TON of moving parts. From setting up the route to collecting timing chips to gathering silent auction items. Each year, we wrangle up a group of passionate Branchies to help us pull it off. We have another GREAT Leadership Committee this year, and we’d love to introduce you to the team behind the scene!
Those who drink coffee together, stay together.Read more
If you could listen to your brainwaves, you would hear a symphony of brain areas all communicating with each other through harmonized notes. Usually, this would require about $60K to get the Electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment needed to record brainwaves. However, a commercially available piece of NeuroCAM Tech (MUSE) could let you record your brainwaves for as low as $200. For a price so much less, one needs to ask if the science of MUSE is legit?
(Image source: https://enlightenedaudio.com/categories/royalty-free-brainwave-entrainment-music)Read more
Can you believe it’s been NINE years!? Whoa nelly.
The 9th annual Branch Out Bike Tour is only four months away! Even though it’s minus a bajillion, it’s time to start dreaming of those warm, summer rides and getting in gear for Branch Out’s most epic event of the year.Read more
NeuroNexus is a Calgary-based, multidisciplinary hackathon program that aims to: Bridge gaps between disciplines, facilitate innovation, and accelerate research and its translation to impact.
Propose a challenge, participate as an innovator, or come watch the pitches and innovative solutions!
5-7 team members, 6 weeks, 72-hour hackaton.Read more
Ironically, depression actually is all in your head, since it comes from your brain. Last week was Bell’s annual Let’s Talk campaign for mental health awareness. I think that we should keep the conversation about mental health going, and thought I would share an insight into depression I got from neuroscience. One of the cool things about neuroscience, is that it gives me a window into other people’s head. By understanding how the brain works, I can start to imagine what life might be like for other people and how they might experience things differently.