York Centre for Vision Research

Long-term exposure to microgravity impacts astronauts’ perception of upright

Researchers at York University’s Centre for Vision Research (CVR) have discovered that astronauts who experience extended periods of microgravity experience long-term disturbances in their perception of upright. The study “The effect of long-term exposure to microgravity on the perception of upright” appears this month in the Nature Partner Journal: Microgravity. The project investigates how astronauts […]

York’s World Leading Vision Research Program Receives Canada’s Premiere Grant

York University’s world class expertise in vision research is recognized with the nation’s top federal research funding award, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund, to the tune of $33 million. A landmark investment in research was announced on September 8, 2016, at York University. On this day, the government of Canada acknowledged York’s expertise in […]

York study finds evidence for two systems of gravity perception

How does the brain know which way is upright? How does the brain learn about the direction of gravity? York U researchers in the Centre for Vision Research studying questions of how gravity perception works have found new evidence to suggest that this basic sensory process may be more complex than previously thought. Though we […]