Tag Archives: health

International collaboration leads to discovery that touch can override cues to self motion

TORONTO, April 25, 2017– An international research collaboration between Canada and Japan with York University Faculty of Health’s Professor Laurence Harris has discovered that our perception of self-motion has a previously unknown safety feature. Their discovery involves tactile flow, the tactile stimulation provided as you push through leaves in the undergrowth or rub your hands […]

York U hosts York Region science fair: bright young scientists in the spotlight

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 — If you are curious to know what worm poop can tell us about health food, or whether math homework is bad for your health, come chat with budding scientists eager to talk about their experiments, innovations and results at York University, during the York Region Science & Technology Fair (YRSTF) […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: York U expert available to comment on managing holiday celebrations for families touched by Alzheimer’s

TORONTO, December 13, 2016 – With all the shopping, meal planning and dinner planning, many families may feel excited about the holidays, but also overwhelmed. For individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, visiting family can make this time challenging and bittersweet, and for their loved ones, the stress of caregiving responsibilities layered with holiday traditions can […]