Why your brain health matters
On World Brain Day, work continues to access to vital therapies to improve life for people with brain disorders, say experts, including University of Melbourne.
Personalising mental health care
A unique ‘fingerprint’ for mental health shows promise for accelerating diagnosis and personalising treatment, say University of Melbourne experts.
Diamonds reveal neural secrets
A new diamond voltage imaging microscope will give us more insight into the neural micro-circuitry that runs our brains, say University of Melbourne experts
A window on memory loss in Alzheimer’s
By observing the brain in action with a miniscope, University of Melbourne experts find evidence memory loss in Alzheimer’s may partly be a signalling problem.
How our brain’s sensorimotor processing areas could flag psychosis risk
University of Melbourne research finds brain markers of sensory and motor function show disturbances in early development that can increase later psychosis risk
How sound alters sense of touch
New research suggests our brains process inputs from different senses like a symphony, combining and harmonising information say University of Melbourne experts
Mindfulness is everywhere, but what actually is it?
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Nicholas Van Dam explains that despite it being mentioned everywhere, mindfulness isn't what many of us think it is.
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.
Translating thought into action
A human trial of a tiny device developed by University Melbourne researchers is allowing patients with paralysis to operate computers just with their thoughts