July 26, 2018 | By: Sean Bettam
Findings offer opportunities for improved smell tests in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.
Findings offer opportunities for improved smell tests in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis.
The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 placed U of T among the top 10 universities in the world in seven different subjects, including: psychology, human and biological sciences and sociology.
Faculty of Arts & Science student Allie Sinclair finished at U of T with a 4.0 GPA and the highest marks of thousands of graduating undergraduate students across the university’s three campuses.
Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor visited U of T cognitive neuroscientist Gillian Einstein’s lab to learn more about her groundbreaking research into how sex and gender influence the structure and function of the brain.
As police continue investigating Monday’s van attack that killed 10 people and injured 15 others, three U of T experts weigh in on the de-escalation techniques used by the officer who apprehended the suspect.
In just over a year, cognitive neuroscientist Meg Schlichting has assembled a team of talented graduate students and researchers to study how connecting new information with existing memories effectively deepens learning and enables complex perception.
Two researchers will be joining the University of Toronto, bringing top international talent to the country as Canada 150 Research Chairs.
When Molly Metz saw the posting for a teaching-stream position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, she felt she’d found her dream job.
Here’s a new take on the link between facial features and leadership: a U of T study examines U.S. law firms and the less reputable world of organized crime.
Put on a happy face, your success may depend on it, suggests a study by psychology researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts & Science.
U of T psychology professor Jed Meltzer on why “working harder does not mean better” when it comes to memory.
After seeing a strange and garbled story on a pro-Trump forum, Miller traced it to its original source — a Los Angeles Times article.
It’s all Wayne Gretzky’s fault. If it hadn’t been for perhaps the greatest player the game has ever known, psychology professor Jay Pratt might never have become a world-renowned scholar in the field of visual processing.
According to University of Toronto research, people have a tendency to perceive black men as larger and more threatening than similarly-sized white men.
Why is the incidence of depression, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer’s significantly higher in women than men? Women’s health — and women’s brain health in particular — is something “distinct in itself,” says U of T scientist Gillian Einstein.
Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts & Science are assisting with ongoing research that sheds some light on what goes on inside a dog’s head when we humans are trying to train them.
Study’s findings provide new insight into how the brain collects and stores useful knowledge about the world that can then be adapted and applied to other experiences.
In a first-of-its-kind study, a University of Toronto-led team has identified the ways our minds perceive architecture and discovered that an unexpected area of our brains is involved.
It wasn’t exactly a Planet of the Apes moment, but when two Faculty of Arts & Science researchers recently proved monkeys can reason about proportions and ratios, it opened a world of possibilities to tickle the fancy of even a Hollywood script writer.
The secret to a happy sex life in long-term relationships is the belief that it takes hard work and effort, instead of expecting sexual satisfaction to simply happen if you are true soulmates, says a study led by a University of Toronto social psychology researcher.
Researchers have discovered important differences between lower and higher-income children in their ability to use working memory, a key brain function responsible for everything from remembering a phone number to doing math in your head.
A 12-metric tonne magnetic resonance imaging scanner (MRI) that landed on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto on Saturday will make a deep impact on students, faculty and the wider community for years to come, researchers say.
Choose a teddy bear, not a shark: University of Toronto study
According to University of Toronto research, having the face of a leader may depend on whether the enterprise being led is a for-profit business or a non-profit organization.
When University of Toronto psychologist Daniel Re set out to study the habits of selfie-takers on social media, no amount of overestimation could have prepared him for the high opinions people seem to have of themselves online.
Stage magicians are not the only ones who can distract the eye: a new cognitive psychology experiment demonstrates how all human beings have a built-in ability to stop paying attention to objects that are right in front of them.
Undergraduates Bryan Hong, Anna Keshabyan and Valentina Mihajlovic were catapulted by the A&S Research Opportunity Program from the confines of a classroom into a hands-on, laboratory-based education mentored by Morgan Barense, an associate professor in psychology, and onto a path they could not have imagined a short time ago.
Neuroscientist Christopher Honey of Psychology, one of two U of T scientists honoured.
A study led by researchers at the University of Toronto shows that when older adults feel negatively about aging, they may lack confidence in their abilities to hear and remember things, and perform poorly at both.
Have you ever wondered how much weight you need to gain or lose before others notice or find you more attractive? Researchers in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto have the answers.
U of T psychology professor Nick Rule explains how the split-second judgements we make about other people based upon their face and facial features affect how we treat them.
“Our studies provide the first evidence that people do compare their partner to others with significant consequences for the relationship. People who are low in self-partner overlap have difficulty maintaining positive partner perceptions following threatening comparisons of their partner to others. This may be a key source of stress and conflict in people’s relationships. — U of T psychology PhD candidate Sabrina Thai.
Augmented reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs) that present digital images on windshields to alert drivers to everything from possible collisions to smart phone activity, are meant to make driving safer, but University of Toronto researchers say they are a threat to safety.
“When you are not getting the attention from the people that you want, our study suggests you are going to evaluate the people who you don’t want that much more harshly.” — University of Toronto psychologist Geoff MacDonald.
According to new research, rejecting unsuitable romantic partners is easy in hypothetical situations, but not so when considering a face-to-face proposition.
Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology, visited the University of Toronto to receive the inaugural Tang Prize for Achievements in Psychology.
A study led by University of Toronto psychology researchers has found that people who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do.
“I learned a lot about social justice issues that I was putting into practice in my everyday life,” says Hughes. “I now feel like I’ve become a part of a really great community.”
If you’ve just loaded up a movie to watch and the actor’s speaking is lagging behind their lips moving, you know the movie’s audio and visual aren’t synced properly. It’s distracting. This is what it’s like for some children with autism, a study by a University of Toronto psychology postdoctoral researcher, Ryan Stevenson, has found.
“Now we understand that people’s anxieties about being single seem to play a key role in these types of unhealthy relationship behaviours.”
“Because of the potential for driver distraction, safety should be of great concern,” said Professor Ian Spence. “Many people assume that talking to a voice-operated device will be as safe as using a hands-free cell phone, but neither activity is safe.”
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