Neuroscience Graduate Diploma

Neuroscience is the multidisciplinary study of the nervous system. It ranges from research on molecular and cellular mechanisms in nerve cells and the relationship between the elements of neural systems, to the study of behavior of whole organisms. In the past decade, neuroscience has been one of the most rapidly expanding field of science.

In recognition of the recent growth in York University's neuroscience faculty, infrastructure, and research, York is now offering a graduate diploma in Neuroscience. Current and incoming graduate students will be supervised by faculty members engaged in neuroscience research within the departments of Psychology, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Philosophy, and Biology.

Neuroscience Seminar Series Poster for 2016-2017(note change for March 17, see link above)


Neuroscience Research Day, May 17, BSB 164, 9:30-12:30

Please join us to celebrate the research achievements of our 2017 graduating class.  Our students will summarize their exciting research findings on a wide range of topics in Neuroscience.

Refreshments Provided


9:30-9:32 Lauren Sergio, Program Coordinator (A Really Brief) Welcome!
9:32-9:45 Sara Rafique Suppression of phosphene visual hallucinations from occipital stroke using rTMS
9:45-10:00 Ashby Kissoondoyal The Role of Lipids on Actin Dependent Differentiation of Neuronal Cells
10:00-10:15 Mehran Taherzadeh Effects of a one-day Krav Maga training on novice practitioners.
10:15-10:30 Weipeng Jih


A developmental investigation into the structure of systems that support insight problem solving
10:30-10:45 Ahmed  Hussin Hippocampal and neocortical interactions underlying memory in primates
10:45-11:00 Vincenzo Di Bacco The Effects of Single Versus Multiple Training Sessions on the Motor Skill Retention of Two Krav Maga Strike Techniques
11:00-11:15 Break (Vaguely Health Caloric Intake) Caffeine is good for your brain!?!
11:15-11:30 Johanna Hurtubise Cognitive-motor integration and the cerebellum in females with post-concussion syndrome
11:30-11:45 Annalise D'Souza Cognitive training and plasticity: The influence of interventions on executive functions
11:45-12:00 Alanna Pierias Cognitive-motor integration assessment detects impairment in varsity athletes cleared for return to play
12:00-12:15 Jen Ruttle Visuomotor Adaptation and the Error Signals Involved
12:15-12:30 Lauren again Neuroscience: The Last Word (wrap up)