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Najah Alhajri

Limits to learning by observing: when learning by doing leads to differences in brain activity and behaviours in comparison to observation only

Practitioners often use “learning by observation” when teaching new skills; however, there is limited research on how the brain – behavioural responses compare with “learning by doing”. We compared the brain responses when performing and watching a novel joystick-tracing task in three groups: a physical practice group, an observational practice group and a group that […]

Students From Stratford IB School Visit Perception-Action Lab
Zahra and Maya discuss their Research at an Undergraduate Research Conference

Zahra and Maya discuss their Research at an Undergraduate Research Conference

Zahra and Maya from the Action-Perception lab present their research at an undergraduate research conference at UBC, entitled: “Brain-behaviour relationship changes in adults with traumatic brain injury following a six-month cognitive intervention program”

Dr. Virji-Babul featured on CBC News to speak about concussion

Dr. Virji-Babul featured on CBC News to speak about concussion

  “Physicians used to tell kids [to] just wait, rest, stay in a dark room,” she said. “We now know that rest is actually not the best thing to do.” Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rest-isn-t-best-solution-for-teens-with-concussions-ubc-1.4503412

Hyperscanning Project

Hyperscanning Project

Amna Hyder, is currently recruiting participants for a novel study that looks at two brains simultaneously while participants are engaged in a social task. For more details, or to participate, contact hyder.amna@gmail.com

Angela Presents her Research at OHBM

Angela Presents her Research at OHBM

Angela Muller presents her research at the OHBM conference in Vancouver. The poster is attached below.

Vrinda presents her research in Rome

Vrinda presents her research in Rome

Vrinda presents her research at the International Conference for Paediatric Acquired Brain Injuries. Her poster was entitled: Changes in Brain Network Organization in Children and Adolescents with Sports Related Concussion: 1 Year Follow Up Conference Poster – Sept 12_PDF

Congratulations to Vrinda for Winning the Marie Kendall Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to Vrinda for Winning the Marie Kendall Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to Vrinda for Winning the Marie Kendall Memorial Scholarship in Science. The scholarship is set out to support students’ participation in research.

Congratulations Brunch for Dr. Virji-Babul’s Tenure

Congratulations Brunch for Dr. Virji-Babul’s Tenure

The lab celebrates Dr. Virji-Babul’s achievement by toasting with warm lattes over an appetizing brunch.

Saree Party to Celebrate Amna’s Wedding

Saree Party to Celebrate Amna’s Wedding

The lab girls & other Neuroscience students kick off Amna’s wedding celebrations with a Saree Party