About Us

The Canadian Action and Perception Network (CAPnet) is a neuroscience research consortium led by members of the York Centre for Vision Research (Toronto), the Western Brain and Mind Institute  (London Ont.), Queen's Centre for Neuroscience (Kingston), the McGill Integrated Program in Neuroscience (Montreal), et le Groupe de Recherche sur le Systeme Nerveux Central (University of Montreal). CAPnet celebrates Canada's international leadership and close knit community in the neuroscience of action and perception.

The mandate of CAPnet is to promote major collaborative projects in the area of action and perception, both between the core member universities and with their academic, clinical, and industrial partners.

Most of the human brain is involved in processes related to sensation, perception, and movement control, so to study this topic is really to study how the brain works. Conversely, most disorders, diseases, and injuries of the central nervous system -currently affecting about one billion people worldwide- disrupt these processes in some way. The long-term goal of CAPnet is to understand how the brain allows most people to perceive and move in the world - and how we might help the people who have trouble with these basic functions.

Recent News

May 2016


CAPnet-CPS CAN-ACN Satellite Symposium


June 2015


'Brain in Action' Annual Retreat held from June 8-11, 2015 at Kingbridge Centre


International Conference on Perceptual OrganizationCentre for vision Research Conference at York University


May 2015


CAPnet-sponsored CAN-ACN satellites


September 2014


Professor Doug Crawford interview with Radio International: New Canadian research into brain function and spatial relationship


July 2014


NSERC funds Canadian-German 'Brain in Action' Program


February 2014


CAPnet-sponsored CAN-ACN satellites

CAPnet-sponsored CAN-ACN satellites


August 2013


Professor Kathleen Cullen CTV Interview: How to keep your sense of balance


July 2013


The Brain's eye View - Dr. Doug Munoz is interviewd on CBC radio one


June 2013


Professor Ian Howard, a pioneer in vision research will be sadly missed by us


Interactions in Vision Centre for vision Research Conference at York University


May 2013


Pictures of CAPnet Social at 2013 CAN - ACN Conference


April 2013


Application due on April 15 for upcoming Summer School in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience CoSMo 2013


January 2013


Dr. Melvyn goodale has been selected as the researcher for the month of January 2013. Researcher for the month of January 2013


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