Does the brain, as a biological entity, have a place in public health practise? HLTH458 explores the role of the brain in facilitating healthy lifestyle patterns and the prevention of phyiscal illnesses.
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 2020.
Dr. Hall had an opportunity to co-host a symposium at the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering with Dr. Hasan Ayaz in Washington, DC. Depicted here are Dr. Ayaz and his dancing robot.
Masters student Adrian Safati finds that contextual cues are important determinants of inhibitory brain stimulation effects on decision-making about food. You can read more about his findings as published this month in Brain Stimulation.
PN Lab director Dr. Peter Hall has received a 5-year NSERC Discovery Grant to support studies of indulgent eating using theta-burst brain stimulation paradigms. In part, this work will explore stimulation targets and timelines to quantify thier impact on eating outcomes.
PN Lab alumnus Dr. Dimitar Kolev (BSc '15, SPHHS) is completing his first year medical residency at the McMaster University Centre for Family Medicine in downtown Kitchener. We had a chance to catch up this week; Dimitar feels that one of the highlights of his residency is the opportunity to work in many different settings, with a wide variety of patients.