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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Honorary Fellow - Professor M A Goodale, FRSC

Professor Goodale is a professor in visual neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Professor Goodale is best known for his work on the functional organization of the visual pathways in the cerebral cortex, and was a pioneer in the study of visuomotor control in neurological patients. His recent research uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to look at the activity in the normal human brain as it performs different kinds of visual tasks. He has also developed virtual-object technology to study the visual information used to program and control grasping movements. Dr. Goodale holds major research grants from both the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He is currently Director of the CIHR Group on Action and Perception.

In addition to his research activities, he has been active in developing the graduate program in Neuroscience at Western Ontario, for which he was awarded the prestigious E.G. Pleva Award for Contributions to Teaching in 1994. Dr. Goodale serves on the editorial board of a number of journals including Experimental Brain Research, Neuropsychologia, Brain and Mind, and Behavioural Brain Research. He is the past-President of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. In 1999 he was awarded the D.O Hebb Award by the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science in recognition of his distinguished scientific achievements. In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada