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November 2018 – Congratulations to Brittany Roberts, MSc Rehabilitation Research, on her Bright Red Award. The Heart & Stroke BrightRed Student Research Awards Program is a donor-funded investment that supports students at the Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral, and Doctor of Medicine levels studying in Nova Scotia and pursuing research that has implications for one of the following target areas:
· Children and youth;
· Health promotion;
· Resuscitation and acute intervention; and
· Care giving, recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.
Well done, Brittany!
Congratulations to lab member Jack Solomon on the successful defense of his MSc thesis. Jack’s thesis work examined the mechanisms underlying the inhibition of movement during motor imagery. Great job Jack! Stay tuned for the publication…
Members of the lab recently entered into a friendly wager with colleagues from the ActionLab and the CaMP Lab, with the winner of some different games being hosted for lunch by the losers. Games included Goal Ball, Dodgeball and Soccer (with a rugby ball!). Good times were had by all, and the lab looks forward to making lunch for the members of the Action and CaMP Labs (yes, we lost…).
Check out and bid on this year’s ‘Neuroscience as Art’ at our online auction for Brain Awareness Week. You can bid on these wonderful images (framed by Frame Plus Art here in Halifax) here. All proceeds go the MS Society.
Several members of the lab are bound for Geneva to attend the annual meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM). Congratulations to students Sarah, Chris and Tony who all had abstracts accepted for presentation. Work to be presented includes the effects of motor inhibition on learning and brain activity associated with making a sandwich (yes, making a sandwich). Stay tuned in the month of June for updates from the conference!
Shaun and Tony, hard at work building a model of Tony’s new paradigm. A little arts and crafts, all in the name of science!
In addition to understanding mechanisms of brain recovery, clinical studies in the laboratory investigate both the effectiveness and feasibility of treatments designed to aid in recovery. Here, one of our clinical collaborators works with a patient involved in the ACmCIMT trial. The purpose of this trial was to see if mCIMT (modified constraint induced movement therapy, a therapy used to help with recovery of arm and hand function) was effective and feasible when performed in a clinical setting and in a manner similar to the way rehabilitation services are delivered in Canada.
Advanced technologies allow members of the laboratory to examine and/or modulate brain activity. Here, navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is used for cortical mapping.
Members of the laboratory use advanced brain imaging software to explore how different parts of the brain interact to control movement. Current projects in the lab use anatomical MRIs to guide the location of cortical stimulation using TMS.