Joyla Furlano

I am a 3rd year PhD Candidate in the Exercise, Mobility and Brain Health Lab at Western University under the supervision of Dr. Lindsay Nagamatsu (School of Kinesiology). I completed my BSc Honours at the University of Toronto where I worked with Dr. Jordan Peterson (Psychology). My doctoral research uses MRI to examine the effects of exercise on cognitive and brain health in sedentary overweight older adults.


  • PhD Candidate in Neuroscience, Western University, 2021 (expected)
  • MSc in Neuroscience, Wesern University, (transferred to PhD)
  • BHSc in Psychology (Specialist), University of Toronto, 2013

Research Interests: Healthy Aging, Neuroimaging, Cognitive Function, Exercise, Lifestyle Interventions