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New study to investigate the effects of tDCS on concussion.

New study to investigate the effects of tDCS on concussion.

Some people with concussion often have symptoms that last up to 3 months.  We are investigating whether transcranial direct current stimulation (which delivers low current) can help to improve symptoms.  We are looking for volunteers aged 18-35 years of age who have had a concussion in the last 1-3 months.  Please email Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul […]

Dr. Virji-Babul chairs symposium at the International Conference on Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury in Belfast, Ireland

Dr. Virji-Babul chairs symposium at the International Conference on Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury in Belfast, Ireland

Dr. Virji-Babul chaired a session on :New Approaches in the Management of Pediatric Concussion at the Third International Conference on Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury in Belfast, Ireland. Speakers were:  Dr. Carol Dematteo (McMaster University) and Dr. Isabelle Gagnon (McGill University).

Dr. Virji-Babul attended the Adolescent Brain Workshop hosted by the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies (NSAS), San Servolo, Venice. Speakers were: BJ Casey, Ron Dahl, Sarah-Jane Blakemore, and Eveline Crone.  Other attendees included neuroscientists, researchers, clinical practitioners, and lawyers from all across the world (England, Italy, Netherlands, Scotland, US, Uruguay)
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.

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

Lab celebration at Thomas Haas