Michael Barnett-Cowan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Kinesiology (BMH 3026)      
University of Waterloo        
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1     
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News!


  • 04/14/14 The lab was awarded a John R. Evans Leaders Fund award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for infrastructure to build a world-class multisensory laboratory!
  • 03/18/14 Congratulations Alessandro Nesti on an accepted paper in PLoS ONE: The importance of stimulus noise analysis for self-motion studies
  • 01/30/14 Welcome to Jackie Rauhut who joins the lab as a research assistant
  • 01/07/14 New Paper in EBR: Human sensitivity to vertical self-motion PDF DOI
  • 01/06/14 Welcome to Nazanin Mohammadi who joins the lab as a research assistant
  • 01/01/14 Honoured to join the Editorial Board for the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
  • 10/10/13 Congratulations Alessandro Nesti on an accepted paper in EBR: Human sensitivity to vertical self-motion
  • 10/08/13 New Paper in BBR: Human navigation in a three-dimensional world PDF
  • 09/01/13 New Paper in EBR: Integration of visual and inertial cues in the perception of angular self-motion PDF DOI
  • 07/26/13 Starting September 1, 2013 I will begin my new job at the University of Waterloo as an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Kinesiology
  • 07/10/13 New Paper in MSR: Vestibular perception is slow: a review PDF DOI
  • 05/14/13 New Paper in EBR: Temporal processing of self-motion: modeling reaction times for rotations and translations PDF DOI
  • 02/01/13 New Paper in JOV: Asymmetrical representation of body orientation PDF DOI
  • 01/14/13 Congratulations to Dr. Florian Soyka on a very successful defence of his PhD dissertation A Cybernetic Approach to Self-Motion Perception Photo Photo
  • 11/29/12 Invited Talk: Vestibular contributions to gravity and time perception. McMaster University.
  • 11/28/12 Youth Outreach: Gifted high school students from the TVDSB visit The Brain and Mind Institute at Western for Brain and Mind Day 2012 Photo
  • 11/08/12 New Paper in PPS: An open, large-scale, collaborative effort to estimate the reproducibility of psychological science PDF DOI
  • 10/29/12 Invited Talk: Decoding representations of gravity and time in the human brain. University of Toronto Scarborough
  • 10/17/12 Vestibular Perception Nanosymposium and Talk on Gravity dependent recognition of objects through active touch at SfN in New Orleans.
  • 10/05/12 Invited Talk: Gravity's fundamental role for perception and action. Queen's University.
  • 09/10/12 Invited Talk: Multisensory determinants of orientation perception. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Harvard Medical School.
  • 08/30/12 Congratulations Florian Soyka on submitting his PhD dissertation A Cybernetic Approach to Self-Motion Perception
  • 08/27/12 New Position: I am now an Adjunct Research Professor in Western University's Department of Psychology and am accepting new undergraduate and graduate students: Lab Opportunities
  • 06/22/12 Symposium and Talk on Perceived timing of vestibular stimulation given at IMRF in Oxford PDF
  • 06/05/12 Youth Outreach: At Central Catholic High School to present William Klanac with the 2012 London Brain Bee Trophy LINK
  • 05/28/12 New Paper in EBR: Modeling Direction Discrimination Thresholds for Yaw Rotations around an Earth-Vertical Axis for Arbitrary Motion Profiles PDF DOI
  • 05/15/12 New Paper in EBR: Persistent perceptual delay for head movement onset relative to auditory stimuli of different durations and rise times PDF DOI
  • 05/10/12 New Paper in JoVE LINK PDF
  • 05/08/12 Forthcoming article on Path Integration in 3-dimensions previewed in JoVE
  • 05/04/12 Youth Outreach: On CTV News teaching high school students about multisensory integration for the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame's Discovery Days at Western University
  • 05/04/12 Congratulations Florian Soyka on an accepted paper in EBR: Modeling Direction Discrimination Thresholds for Yaw Rotations around an Earth-Vertical Axis for Arbitrary Motion Profiles
  • 05/04/12 Congratulations Alesandro Nesti to present an accepted paper entitled Roll rate thresholds and perceived realism in driving simulation at DSC2012 in Paris PDF
  • 04/27/12 Congratulations Sophie Raeder to present an accepted paper in EBR entitled Persistent perceptual delay for head movement onset relative to auditory stimuli of different durations and rise times at IMRF in Oxford PDF
  • 04/25/12 Congratulations Florian Soyka on a travel award to present Temporal Processing of Self-Motion: Translations Are Processed Slower than Rotations at IMRF in Oxford PDF
  • 04/03/12 New Funding: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - Mapping the neural correlates of gravity perception using functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • 01/24/12 I have moved from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany to The Brain and Mind Institute at Western University (formally The University of Western Ontario) in London, Ontario, Canada