Friday, September 10, 2021

Neuroscience of health communication

Covid-19-virus

What media communications are most effective for encouraging COVID-19 vaccination? Dr.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Adolescent brain health

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How do everyday lifestyle behaviors impact the adolescent brain? In a new study, PN lab member Mia Papasideris used mobile functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to image brain activity on-site in school settings.  She finds that a number of behaviors influence brain health, and some even impact academic achievement.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

COVID-19 Special issue on biobehavioral factors

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Please check out the new special issue on biobehavioral facets of the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, there is some excellent work on the mental health impacts of the pandemic on the general population, special populations, and health professionals.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

A better future

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As a parent of a mixed-race child, I care about his future and his ability to live in a world where he is not judged or treated differently based on the colour of his skin. I support diversity and inclusion at all levels, and I am against racism against black, indigenous, and Asian persons, and other people of colour.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Adolescent exercise unrelated to academic performance

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In the largest and most highly powered study to date, involving nearly 10,000 Canadian adolescents, a near zero magnitude relationship was observed between physical exercise in adolescents and academic performance. Read more about this study here.

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