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?
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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.
Calgary Corporate Challenge's annual “Brain Freeze Trivia Night" is back and ready to hit you harder than a headache after chugging an entire Slurpee in 5 seconds flat!Read more
The Branch Out Neurological Foundation cordially invites you to Bikes & Bowties - a halfway celebration for the #BranchyBikeTour.
It’s the New Year, which means its both a time of reflection and progressive change for many of us. For me, I have had the privilege of reflecting back on a full year of Ty the NeuroGuy blog posts. It was exactly this time last year that I posted my first article on the benefits of physical activity for your brain. Since I talked the talk, I figured that I should walk the walk, and I tried to get myself to the gym. I am happy to say that I was mostly successful at my exercise goals for 2018. Mostly, being the keyword.
When most people think complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), they often think of Traditional Chinese Medicine, like acupuncture and herbal remedies. While these treatments are viewed by some as Hocus Pocus (#halloween classics), that may be not because they aren’t grounded in science, but because the science hasn’t caught up with these age-old therapeutic approaches. If I could pick one word to summarize my limited understanding of Chinese medicine, it would be Complex.
In 2019, we're looking to fund the BEST NeuroCAM research projects across Western Canada and NOW the University of Toronto! If you are an Undergraduate, Masters, or Ph.D. student (or know one) exploring alternative and tech solutions to neurological disorders, YOU could qualify for a Branch Out grant. Check out the latest grant opportunities.Read more