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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

CCEP co-PI receives Order of Canada

Very pleased to announce that Waterloo Professor and CCEP co-PI Geoffrey Fong has been awarded the Order of Canada! A warm and enthusiastic congratulations from everyone here at the PrevNeuro Lab. 

Friday, September 10, 2021

Neuroscience of health communication

What media communications are most effective for encouraging COVID-19 vaccination? Dr. Hall is leading a new CIHR-funded study which will leverage novel brain imaging paradigms and conventional population surveys to optimize COVID-19 media communications to address different age groups in Canada.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Adolescent brain health

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.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

A better future

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.

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.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Special issue of SCAN

Announcing a new special issue of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience guest edited by PN Lab director, Dr. Peter Hall. Focused on "the social neurobiology of eating," this collection of empirical, methodological and theoretical papers will be published in early 2021.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020



Congratulations to Idris and Mia who have both successfully defended and submitted their MSc theses as of last week! Well done both! We are all very proud of you.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Resilience as a brain health concept

We are developing new ways to leverage magnetic brain stimulation to improve detection and diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders, and to measure brain health in the population at large. In a recent research article and accompanying podcast, Dr. Hall discusses the potential uses of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for new applications in healthcare and brain health research.