Neuroscience / CCBN


Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience

We are a group of neuroscientists who approach the study of the brain from the point of view of the behavioural and cognitive function of distributed neural systems.

Welcome to the Department of Neuroscience and the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience (CCBN). The University of Lethbridge is a world class research facility that is home to the first Department of Neuroscience in Canada, including the CCBN, a top-quality, state of the art, 60,000 square foot, standalone research facility. The CCBN houses a vibrant and dynamic scientific community that is recognized internationally for cutting edge neuroscience research.

Department Highlights

Big Bang Weekend

Big Bang Weekend: Science Building Grand Opening

It all starts with a bang! Celebrate the grand opening of Canada’s most advanced facility for science research and education. Explore the mysteries of the universe with FREE hands-on activities, interactive workshops, exciting performances and opportunities to talk to Canada’s leading scientists.

Join us September 13-14! This exciting event will feature interactive exhibits from Beakerhead Creative Society, speakers and tours of the new facilities in a fun and family-friendly community event.

The building adds 36,000 sq. metres to the campus footprint, but more importantly, it helps to define the University’s direction for the future. It will advance our region and province, providing incredible opportunities for generations to come.

Click below to view the Facebook event for schedule details.

NSERC Neuroscience

U of L researchers awarded more than $1.8 million in NSERC funding

Eleven University of Lethbridge researchers have been awarded Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Discovery Grants worth approximately $1.8 million, payable in instalments of anywhere from one to five years.

“University of Lethbridge researchers were very successful this year, with 11 out of 14 applications being awarded funding,” says Dr. Erasmus Okine, U of L vice-president (Research). “This funding of almost $2 million demonstrates the calibre of research our scientists are engaged in and I congratulate each one of them.”

Matthew Tata

PUBlic Professor Series - Dr. Matthew Tata

Join neuroscience professor, Dr. Matthew Tata, as he explores How to Talk to Your Robot: Using Cognitive Neuroscience to Make Robots That Can Hear.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge

My Cognitive Robotics Lab has been developing auditory AI for the past five years, and this talk will explore how we solve some of the problems that face all hearing systems, whether they are biological or machine. Auditory AI needs to solve these computational problems in fast and efficient ways, so we turn to the human brain for inspiration in developing our algorithms. By studying how we localize sounds, understand speech, and focus our auditory attention, we not only achieve a better understanding of how the human brain works, but we also can translate these discoveries into algorithms for robots so they can behave more naturally in the auditory world.


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