UWinnipeg opens Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience


The University of Winnipeg has opened the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, which will support critical neuroscience research and training. The centre will examine the neural mechanisms underlying youth literacy, numeracy, and learning processes, as well as supporting medically relevant research with different clinical populations. “The Centre itself is unique to Manitoba,” said UWinnipeg faculty and centre co-founders Dr Stephanie Bugden, Dr Amy Desroches, and Dr Stephen Smith. “We’re the only institution in the province that has this infrastructure and the capacity to study all three brain elements.” The centre will be purchasing new research tools, such as an MRI simulator and portable EEG machine, with the recently announced federal funding.