The difficulty with measuring creativity
An international study including the University of Melbourne aimed to establish a unique new way of measuring problem-solving ability and creative potential.
Did time slow down in lockdown?
Our perception of time passing fell apart during COVID-19 lockdown, giving us a sense of time-warp, almost like jetlag, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Do you think better when you’re moving?
People who performed a task to identify visual targets did significantly better when tested while walking, finds new research led by University of Melbourne.
Brain development is altered in people at high risk of psychosis
Neuroscientists including University of Melbourne show the brain’s white matter develops slower in young people at high clinical risk of a psychotic episode
Fear, memory and brain exploration
A mostly uncharted region of the brain, the zona incerta, may play a role in memory and hold the key to how we control fear, say University of Melbourne experts
The science of coughing
Coughing is a human defensive reflex - it keeps our airways clear - but Professor Stuart Mazzone explains the difference between a good cough and a bad cough.
The legacy of maltreatment on the brain
New University of Melbourne research into childhood maltreatment looks at why brain development may be derailed during the ‘sensitive’ adolescent period.
What is Post-COVID-19 Neurological Syndrome?
We're still learning about the lasting COVID-19 effects on the brain, but new University of Melbourne research finds Post-COVID-19 Neurological Syndrome is real
Grasping COVID-19’s long neurological tail
University of Melbourne and other medical experts warn that we need to know more about the long-lasting neurological and neuropsychiatric impacts of COVID-19.
The brain benefits of music
The University of Melbourne's Professor Sarah Wilson discusses music neuroscience and why no other species uses a complex musical system like we do.