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Laurence Harris

Laurence Harris

Laurence Harris

Professionnal informations

York University




Region of Laurence Harris
Toronto, ON


  • English

Activities sectors

  • Microgravity

Conferences types

  • Virtual conferences
  • In-person conferences anywhere in the country


PhD, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (1979)


Laurence Harris received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1979. He moved to York University in Canada in 1990 where is presently a professor of psychology, is the director of the Centre for Vision Research and holds the York Research Chair in Multisensory Integration. He is the founding editor of the journal Multisensory Research. His research concerns how the different senses are combined to generate our perceptions of the world and of our body. He is particularly interested in the way these combinations can adapt to changing demands brought about by unusual environments, which he creates using virtual reality, the microgravity of space, human centrifuges, and rooms. He has developed virtual reality applications using a MOOG 6D motion platform, while manipulating orientation cues underwater and in microgravity environments created during parabolic flight and onboard the International Space Station. Additional information can be found at

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