When we converse our brain waves synch up; where exactly depends on the language we’re using

Tuesday, February 19 - 2019
When two people converse, their brain waves manage to get in synch. And according to a new U of T Scarborough-led study, the same happens when people speak their non-native tongue, just in…

English professor's work looks at expressions of the Black experience in the Canadian Prairies

Friday, February 15 - 2019
As a graduate student at the University of Victoria, Karina Vernon was ready to focus her PhD on African-American literature when she made a discovery. Wandering through the library, she came across…

A small number of crops are dominating globally. And that’s bad news for sustainable agriculture

Wednesday, February 6 - 2019
A new U of T Scarborough study suggests that globally we’re growing more of the same kinds of crops, and this presents major challenges for agricultural sustainability on a global scale. The study,…

U.S. central bank has the right to hold news conferences after every meeting, says UTSC expert

Wednesday, January 16 - 2019
A policy intended to increase transparency at the U.S. Federal Reserve may have done the opposite, setting markets up for unnecessary surprises, says a new study from the University of Toronto. The…

Stranded without transit? Researchers say one million urban Canadians suffer from 'transport poverty'

Thursday, January 10 - 2019
If you can't afford a car or Uber, and there's no major public transit route in your neighbourhood, finding a job and keeping it can be an uphill battle. It's an all-too-familiar challenge for up to…

Turns out your peers probably think the same way about you as you do about yourself

Friday, December 14 - 2018
When it comes to self-assessment, new U of T Scarborough research suggests that maybe we do have a pretty good handle on our own personalities after all.  “It’s widely assumed that people have rose…

Infants on the brain: UTSC study explores the origins of mothers’ bonds with their babies

Tuesday, December 4 - 2018
A new U of T Scarborough study finds that mothers who show increased brain activity when they see infant faces while pregnant, report stronger bonds with their babies after birth. “Our findings…

How Scarborough became centre of the multicultural food universe

Monday, November 26 - 2018
If you ask food historian Jeffrey Pilcher why Scarborough has emerged as a renowned multicultural food hotspot, the answer is pretty obvious. “In a word, immigration,” says Professor Pilcher, who…

Exposure to ‘prosperity gospel’ can lead to unrealistic optimism and risky financial behaviour; new study

Tuesday, November 20 - 2018
Give American televangelist and prosperity preacher Joel Osteen three minutes of your time and he just might change your outlook on life. But change doesn’t come without consequences. New research …

Retirement isn’t all golf and long walks on the beach if your identity is closely tied to your career

Thursday, November 15 - 2018
When we think of retirement, we usually conjure images of silver-haired folks playing golf, going on long vacations or taking daytime naps as a reward for a lifetime of work. But what happens when…

PhD candidate finds copper plays key role in Alzheimer’s disease

Monday, October 29 - 2018
In 1911, Alois Alzheimer ended his groundbreaking paper by admitting he could not understand what would eventually become known as Alzheimer’s disease. But he published his results anyway, to…

Researcher making inexpensive, eco-friendly gel to heal injured tissue

Monday, October 29 - 2018
In the final year of her undergraduate program, Natashya Falcone became fascinated working with gels — and their ability to heal the body. Now, she’s hoping that fascination may lead to developing a…