Working to stop MS in its tracks
On World Brain Day, University of Melbourne experts say earlier diagnosis and access to new treatments can improve the lives of those with multiple sclerosis.
Running on rainbows
Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores the neuroscience behind the complex decision we make to intentionally move our bodies when we exercise.
The microbiota and our mental health
Science Gallery Melbourne's MENTAL: Head Inside explores how your ‘gut-feeling’ is not just metaphorical and the connection between our microbes and our mood.
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.