York U Neuroscientists taking brain research to the community



TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2015 − York University’s Faculties of Science and Health have joined with the Toronto Public Library to present a series of lectures, Neuroscience: How Your Brain Lives, Works...and Dies, which begins this Wednesday evening.

Denise Henriques, an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Science in York’s Faculty of Health, will speak about “Your Brain in Action” − how the brain uses information from our senses to control our actions. Henrique’s Sensorimotor Control Lab studies eye, head and limb movements to examine how we respond to sensory stimuli and how the brain adjusts to the sensory information it receives.

Five other York University scientists will speak about their research over the next few months, covering topics including: neurological disease, our perception of the physical world, memory, 3D depth perception, and brain function as it relates to mental illness.

WHAT: Professor Denise Henriques – “Your Brain in Action”

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, 6:30 to 8pm

Toronto Reference Library, Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium

More info:
Link to the Neuroscience series

Media Contact:

Janice Walls, Media Relations, York University, 416 736 2100 x22101 / wallsj@yorku.ca