SONA was founded in 1980 by neuroscience researchers of Southern Ontario. The membership includes all those interested in neuroscience research from molecular and cellular neuroscience, through invertebrate neurobiology to mammalian and human brain and behaviour.
The purpose of the Association is to (1) advance our understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system, (2) bring together neuroscience researchers, both faculty and students from nearby universities, (3) provide opportunity for promotion of neuroscience education, (4) and to provide an opportunity for social contacts among researchers and their students.
SONA's Annual Meeting provides a full day of research talks and posters in an informal, friendly atmosphere. The annual membership fee is $40 for faculty and $25 for trainees. Membership includes the registration fee for the SONA meeting, lunch, and refreshments.
The 2014 SONA meeting will be held May 5th, 2014 at Western University in London.
SONA 2013 Poster Awards: Congratulations to the recipients of the SONA Poster Awards, presented at the 33rd annual SONA meeting help on May 13, 2013 at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Melissa Ptok - “Young drivers with a past history of alcohol use as compared to those with a history of both alcohol and cannabis as it effects driving performance under distraction”. University of Guelph
Jacob Cloke - “The temporal involvement of the posterior parietal cortex in tactile-visual crossmodal object recognition. University of Guelph
Lily Aleksandrova - “Treatment-induced iimpulsivity in a rat model of early Parkinson’s disease: pharmacological and neurosurgical modulation of gambling behaviour”. University of Toronto
Sarah Atwi - “Androgen effects on dendritic spine and mossy fiber plasticity in the male rat hippocampus”. University of Guelph
Doctoral / Postdoc:
Izabela Kowalczyk - “Magnetic resonance spectroscopy and diffusion tensor imaging in cervical myelopathy patients following spinal decompression surgery”. Western University
Martin Sticht - “The role of intra-visceral insular cortex endocannabinoids in nausea-induced conditioned gaping in rats”. University of Guelph
We are very grateful to PeproTech, Cedarlane, Vector Laboratories, Olympus,
the Society for Neuroscience, and the Wilfrid Laurier University Department of
Psychology, Faculty of Science, and Research Office for sponsoring the 2013