News

July 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Scott Macdonald on the successful defence of his PhD thesis!

May 2017

New paper forthcoming

  • Cavina-Pratesi, C., Connolly, J. D., Monaco, S., Figley, T. D., Milner, A. D., Schenk, T., & Culham, J. C. (In press). Human neuroimaging reveals the subcomponents of reaching and pointing actions. Cortex

Congratulations to Stephanie Schumacher, who was awarded the W. J. McCelland Award for the best Honours Thesis in Psychology at Western and a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) "Certificate of Academic Excellence" for her honours thesis!

April 2017

Research from Tamar Makin's lab at UCL/Oxford, in collaboration with Scott Macdonald and Jody Culham (Hahamy et al., 2017, Current Biology), has been featured in the media, including The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, Seeker, Technology Networks, and Science Daily.

Welcome to our new administrative assistant, Rosanna Turner, and to Carol Coricelli, a visiting scholar from the International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy.

New papers forthcoming: 

  • Vesia, M., Barnett-Cowan, M., Elahi, B, Neva, J., Davare, M., Staines, W., Culham, J., & Chen, R. (In press). Human dorsomedial parieto-motor circuit specifies grasp during the planning of goal-directed hand actions. Cortex, 92, 175-186.

March 2017

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January 2017

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September 2016

  • Jody has returned from sabbatical
  • Western's BrainsCAN initiative has won a $66 million grant from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund!

 

August 2016

  • Many of us in the Culham Lab are remembering former lab postdoc (2004-2006), Cristiana Cavina Pratesi, who passed away on August 1, 2016.  Cristiana was a talented and creative scientist who made many important discoveries.  She was a doctoral student with Carlo Marzi in Verona, a postdoc with Mel Goodale and Jody Culham at Western, a postdoc with David Milner at Durham University and then a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Durham.  In the Culham Lab, she discovered dissociations between object processing for grasping vs. perception (Cavina-Pratesi et al., 2007), identified a brain region, SPOC, that plays a role in arm transport (Cavina-Pratesi et al., 2010), contributed to a review of parietal lobe function (Culham, Cavina-Pratesi & Singhal, 2006), and was an active co-author on many other papers (for which in many cases, she played a key role in mentoring junior trainees). She was also a warm, funny, curious, generous lab member, colleague and friend. She will be greatly missed by all.
  • Those who wish to remember Cristiana can visit her tribute site or make a donation in her memory.