July 2019 – Sarah Kraeutner, PhD Neuroscience Candidate, in the Lab prepping for her PhD defence with some help from JungWoo Lee, MSc Rehabilitation Research/Physiotherapy. Good luck, Sarah!
May 2019- Jennifer McArthur, BSc Psychology, just wrapped up her first conference at Science Atlantic. She had a great experience and thanks labmate Sarah Kraeutner for her help to prepare.
April 2019 – Jack Solomon, PhD Neuroscience Candidate, kicks off the 2019 RIO Group Meeting at Teeside University, England.
Feb. 2019 – Congratulations to BSc Honours Neuroscience students Mariam El-Serafi and JungWoo Lee for becoming published authors for the first time! Hot off the press: Disruption of motor imagery performance following inhibition of the left inferior parietal lobe (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0028393218306146?via%3Dihub)
Oct. 2018 – We love to get visits from fur friends. #LabDog
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!
As we wrap up the winter term, congratulations are in order for our many undergraduate students. Honours students Mariam El-Serafi, Julie Morrissey and Dennis Brown all successfully completed their study’s, as did 3rd year Directed Study students Jung-Woo Lee and Hailey Zwicker. Kudos to everyone on a great job. Looking forward to seeing the results of these projects come together in some papers!
At long last, our lab renovation is complete! As they say, good things come to those who wait, and this is no exception. Members of the lab are excited to have a new, modern space – in total, the lab features approximately 2400 sq ft of space, including 3 behavioural suites for experiments, a dedicated area for brain stimulation work, and a new student space. Great features include a change room, white board walls and new storage for our high performance computing. Looking forward to a lot of great work in the coming years! Stay tuned for a lab opening party…
Members of the lab are just returning from Bielefeld, Germany, where they attended the annual meeting of the Research in Imagery and Observation (RIO) group. The two day meeting featured poster and oral presentations related to research in imagery and observation, and included an invited talk by lab director Shaun Boe. PhD students Sarah Kraeutner and Jack Solomon also presented work on assessment in motor imagery, as well as the neural processes underlying motor planning in motor imagery. A great meeting not only for the talks, but the formation of future collaborations with RIO members. Even a bit of time to squeeze in some drinks in Frankfurt! Looking forward to seeing everyone again in Teeside in 2019.
Scholarship season is upon us, and what a great season its been. Lots of success for current and incoming students, including:
PhD student Jack Solomon was awarded an NSERC CGS-D, the highest level NSERC, for his work examining the neural mechanisms underlying learning via motor imagery.
Incoming MSc students Theresa Gaughan and Stephanie Shewchuck were awarded Nova Scotia Graduate Scholarships. Both Theresa and Stephanie will be examining different aspects of how aerobic exercise modulate brain activity.
PhD student Sarah Kraeutner was awarded a CIHR travel award. Sarah used this award to support her travel to the annual meeting of the Research in Imagery and Observation group (RIO) this past week in Bielefeld, Germany, where she presented work related to assessments of MI ability.