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


Financial investment spurs genome sciences research in Alberta

Genome sciences and bioinformatics research in the province is getting a huge boost thanks to a $3-million investment and the establishment of BioNet Alberta, a research network featuring the University of Lethbridge, the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Genome Alberta, Genome Canada, Genome Alberta and other partners.

The network is supported by Genome Canada’s Regional Priorities Partnership Program (RP3) and features a BioNet hub at each university, with the newly established Southern Alberta Genome Sciences Centre (SAGSC) at the U of L serving as the lead hub.

Artur Luczak

U of L researcher to examine if memory can trigger seizures

Thanks to a grant of more than $530,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Dr. Artur Luczak, a neuroscientist with the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge, will investigate whether seizures can be triggered by memory.

Epilepsy and seizures can develop at any age and seizures affect about one per cent of people. Worldwide, more than 65 million people are affected by epilepsy. For some people with epilepsy, certain stimuli, such as flickering lights, particular sounds, specific odors or activities, evoke seizures. However, for most people with epilepsy, seizures have no identifiable triggers.

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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