Faculty Profile

Dr. Brian Corneil

Dr. Brian Corneil




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Research in Dr. Corneil’s lab seeks to understand how the brain transforms vision into action. Much of his current work is motivated by the desire to understand how cortical and subcortical areas work together to move in a complex and changing world. Such an understanding is needing to appreciate how the brain changes following injury or disease, and how to design better brain therapies via non-invasive modes of brain stimulation. Dr. Corneil’s research is supported by CIHR and NSERC.

Dr. Corneil joined the University of Western in October 2003, jointly appointed in the Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology, and Psychology. He became a Scientist at the Robarts Research Institute in 2011, and was promoted to Professor in 2016. He currently serves as the Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program.