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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence

The overarching theme of the cognitive neuroscientists associated with the Centre is to identify how multiple perceptual streams are integrated and then translated into meaningful actions whether those actions are with conspecifics or inanimate objects. Not only are these processes fundamental to our very being, they represent the questions that virtually all of neuroscience ultimately seeks to answer.

Most cognitive neuroscientists use a single technique for their research a more effective approach is to use multiple techniques that make it possible to overcome limitations inherent in any one method. The new multimodal imaging facility will allow researchers to combine fMRI, TMS, and high density ERP imaging techniques to allow researchers at Laurier to address these questions more effectively.


The Centre's unique structure provides students with opportunities for hands-on experience with brain imaging and mapping techniques such as:

        Structural and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
        Event related potentials  (EEG)
        Transcranial Magnetic Stmulation (TMS)

Opportunities also exist for students to gain skills in:

        Electromyography (EMG)
        Limb Tracking

As well as learning these specialist skills, students will have the opportunity to develop core research skills including:

        Experimental design
        Psychophysical methods
        Data analysis and interpretation
        Scientific writing and oral communication

If you are a student who is interested in the fields of Cognitive Neuroscience, then Wilfrid Laurier University could be the ideal place for you. Our smaller size creates an environment where you will get one-on-one time with internationally known research active faculty. This is a distinct advantage that WLU has over bigger schools where competition for resources and faculty time is greater.


Students from Laurier have previously gone on to some of the world's best Cognitive Neuroscience research centres such as MIT and Oxford University.  


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