Our paper, Rapid automatic motor encoding of competing reach options, which was recently published in Cell Reports, has been featured in the Queen's Gazette, Medical Xpress, and EurekAlert.
Congratulations to Mike Carter on being offered an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster.
Welcome to Dan Gale who will be joining the lab in October as a M.Sc. student in Neuroscience. Dan did his Psychology Honour's research project in the lab two years ago before working in industry for a year. We are thrilled that he decided to return to Queen's, and the lab, to pursue graduate studies. Dan, who will be working with Jason Gallivan and me, is interested in learning about advanced neuroimaging methods and applying them to study neural mechanisms in motor learning and control. He is also interested in developing user-friendly software that will enable non-expert programmers to implement these methods.
Welcome to Dr. Joe Nashed who has joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Joe is also working as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. D.J. Cook in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies. Joe completed his B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, his M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Sciences (working with Dr. McLean), and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience (working with Dr. Scott), all at Queen's. Joe is working with Jason Gallivan and me on behavioural and neuroimaging studies of motor learning, object manipulation, and decision-making.
Welcome to Dr. Dominic Standage who will be starting a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab this September. Dominic completed his M.A. in Psychology at Dalhousie University and his M.Sc. at the University of Westminster before returning to Dalhousie to complete his Ph.D. in Computer Science. After completing his graduate studies, he carried out postdoctoral work, at Queen's, with Michael Dorris, Martin Paré and Gunnar Blohm. Dominic, who is working with Jason Gallivan and me, will be developing advanced fMRI analyses to investigate the neural bases of human motor learning.
Congratulations to Lindsey Logan—who completed her honour's thesis in the lab in 2015—for being awarded an Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Graduate Scholarship. Lindsey was the highest ranked applicant (out of 237 applications) and received the Cy Frank Graduate Student award on top of her scholarship. Way to go Lindsey, and good luck with your research!