Tag Archives: Faculty of Health

Maybe we’re born with it? Study shows some infants can identify differences in musical tones at six months

TORONTO, June 4, 2020 – There’s a common belief that musicians are born with a natural ability to play music, while most of us have to work twice as hard to hear the difference between musical notes. Now, new research from neuroscientists at York University suggests the capacity to hear the highs and lows, also known as the major and minor notes in […]

Predictive models could help provide more accurate detection of early-stage Parkinson’s disease

TORONTO, May 11, 2020 – How is your sense of smell? Do you find yourself frequently dozing off during the day or thrashing about during dreams? Often, early stage Parkinson’s disease does not present with typical motor disturbance symptoms, making diagnosis problematic. Now, neuroscientists at York University have found five different models that use these types […]

In a COVID-19 world:  Are we headed for a ‘perfectionism pandemic’?

Researchers sound the alarm over perfectionism, work, and burnout during the pandemic  TORONTO, April 21, 2020 – The increasing physical and social isolation prescribed to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the disruption to daily routines, are exacerbating already high levels of stress and complex psychological problems found among vulnerable perfectionists, according to a new commentary […]

Online video game brings to life the impact of staying home during COVID-19 pandemic

 #StayHome To Win TORONTO, Wednesday, April 8, 2020 – A new online game set in an immersive science fiction storyworld but informed by real-world public health challenges was launched today by York University researchers. Shadowpox: #StayHome Edition helps players visualize – in a fun and engaging way – the impact of deciding to stay home during […]