Tag Archives: psychology

Dancing with music can halt most debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

First-of-its-kind York U study shows participating in weekly dance training improves daily living and motor function for those with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s TORONTO, July 7, 2021 – A new study published in Brain Sciences today, shows patients with mild-to-moderate Parkinson’s disease (PD) can slow the progress of the disease by participating in dance training with music for one-and-a-quarter hours per […]

New research finds increased levels of brain activity during perceived altered state of consciousness

TORONTO, April 19, 2021 − You feel like you’re floating or flying, or you have a hyper-awareness to light, smell and sound − that perception of an altered state of consciousness is a result of increases in the brain’s signals and activity, according to a new study by York University psychology researchers. “We have a hint […]

Biases against bicultural people: York U research reveals unique societal challenges

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2020 – New research from York University found that even as those who belong to two different cultural groups in North America strive to be true to themselves and their cultural roots, they face social consequences when changing their behaviour to adapt and navigate different cultural situations. In the new paper published in Social […]

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 […]

York U Autism Researcher Co-Author on Recommendations Report for Ontario Autism Program

Toronto, March 31, 2017 – In June 2017, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services will be launching the new Ontario Autism Program to help individuals with autism access quality services that they deserve. The Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) assembled a group of behaviour analysts with prominent research and practice expertise, including York […]