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 […]
As anti-Black racism protests rip across North America in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, York University professors can discuss some of the systemic issues that have led to anti-Black racism in Canada and the U.S., its impact and the weaponization of race.
TORONTO, May 21, 2020 –As days of social isolation from our family, friends and work colleagues drag on, so does our sense of time. The monotony of our daily routines in this new normal may, for some, feel like a scene out of the movie Groundhog Day, with one day seeming no different than the next. […]
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 […]
At a time when trust depends on leaders’ ability to make decisions based on evidence and science, global health researchers and epidemiologists are helping to lead the pandemic response. Steven J. Hoffman, the Dahdaleh Distinguished Chair in Global Governance & Legal Epidemiology and a Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science, explains the challenges […]
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 […]
#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 […]