February 28, 2020

Faculty of Social Science Hosts Workshop on Mobile Measurement Technology

Organized by Dr. Morton, 50 researchers and interested students attended a full-day workshop that brought together developmental scholars engaged in international studies of child development and innovators of mobile measurement technology.  The goal of the workshop was to foster discussion of the possibilities and pitfalls associated with the use of mobile technology in the international study of child development. 

July 17, 2019 

Cassandra Lowe Newest CIHR Fellowship Recipient

Cassandra Lowe was awarded an esteemed Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship award for her research in cognitive neuroscience. Well done Cassandra! 

March 1, 2019

Cassandra Lowe Receives Media Attention for her Research!

Cassandra Lowe's recently published paper in the high-impact journal Trends in Cognitive Neuroscience garnered some much deserved media attention. Watch Cassandra's television interview with CTV.

March 9, 2018

J. Bruce Morton Recipient of Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives Funding

The Healthy Brains for Health Lives (HBHL) Research Management Committee in conjunction with HBHL's Strategic steering Committee approved funding today for 12 projects.  Dr. Morton, along with his collaborators, will be receiving an Innovative Ideas Award.

June 22, 2017

Western News Interviews J. Bruce Morton and Niki Kamkar

Dr. Morton and Niki Kamkar spoke to Western News about their recent paper looking at adversity and reward processing in children.

April 1, 2016

Mazen El-Baba Awarded a Second Scholarship

Mazen El-Baba has just been awarded an NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada) Doctoral Scholarship. Well done Maz! 

Nov. 9, 2015

Opening of the Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre

From: Chris Montanini, Londoner

The Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at  Merrymount will officially open its doors in January 2016. This new centre will allow for cross-disciplinary research and the application of evidence-based tools for screening and intervention. One of the signature areas of research will be environmental effects on brain development.  Dr. J. Bruce Morton and Dr. Elizabeth Hayden will be working in collaboration with the Centre to study the impact of early adversity on brain development.  They hope to develop interventions that will mitigate the long-term effects of traumatic circumstances experienced by children. 

June 25, 2015

Graduate Students Receive External Funding

Mazen El-Baba and Niki Hosseini-Kamkar, two graduate students in the Cognitive Development and Neuroimaging Lab, recently learned that they received external funding.  Mazen has received an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS).  Niki has been awarded an NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada) Doctoral Scholarship. Congratulations Maz and Niki!

May 19, 2015

Dr. Morton Talks to CBC Radio International About Attention Spans

Dr. Morton is interviewed by Lynn Desjardins from CBC Radio International about research from Microsoft Corp. that suggests that human attention span has gone from 12 seconds in 2000 to only 8 seconds in 2013.