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Ever wondered what brain researchers are really saying when they talk about the brain “lighting up”?
This a fairly specific term, and it relates to one of the most important tools for looking into the brain that currently exists: functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Dr. Jane Lawrence-Dewar uses fMRI to investigate the changes in the nervous system that come with stroke recovery. Here, she breaks down the basics of MRI, and talks about what it can and can’t tell us about the brain. If you’ve ever looked at a picture of brain scan and wondered what the deal is, this lecture is for you.
Date: March 2nd
Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm
Location: ATAC 2015
Dr. Jane Lawrence-Dewar is a researcher at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute, and an adjunct professor in the department of Biology and the School of Kinesiology at Lakehead University, an adjunct professor with the department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba, and an assistant professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Her research has been published in journals such as Neuroimage, Behavioural Brain Research, and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
In addition to her teaching and research work, Dr. Lawrence-Dewar is one of the founding members of the Neuroscience Research Interest Group here at Lakehead University.