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  1. 24 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  2. Podcast28 April 2021 - Eavesdrop on 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.

  3. 18 January 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  4. Podcast25 November 2020 - Eavesdrop on 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.

  5. 28 October 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  6. 4 October 2020 - Health & Medicine

    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.

  7. Podcast30 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 29 September 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Mapping the terra incognita of our brains

    New research from University of Melbourne experts has mapped the subcortex, creating a detailed subcortical atlas of the most ancient part of our brain.

  9. 22 September 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Diagnosing dementia in younger people

    A diagnosis of younger-onset dementia can be devastating, but specialist services can provide clarity and support, faster, says a University of Melbourne expert

  10. 21 September 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Chemogenetics: A new way to understand brain function

    University of Melbourne researchers developed a method to study neural pathways that could reveal new information about the behaviour and diseases of the brain.