‘Rusty’ brains linked to Alzheimer’s
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered high iron levels in the brain play an important role in the onset of Alzheimer's.
So, you understand the brain … now what?
Linking neuroscience and education may seem like a no-brainer, but translating brain insights into practical advice for teachers is harder than it sounds.
Robots with a human touch
Prosthetic arms that ‘talk to the brain’ may offer greater dexterity and sense of touch to people who have lost their limbs.
Using finance and psychology to fight fat
Psychology is being married with financial modelling to see how dietary choices could help the fight against obesity.
A tiny device implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex could one day help paralysed people move their limbs again.
Growing organs outside the body
Researchers are growing brain-like organs outside the body so they can better understand neural development and fight diseases such as autism and epilepsy.
Finance + Psychology: Finding a way to fight obesity
Could we be on our way to combating or controlling obesity? Researchers have discovered how the environment impacts obese people differently to others.
What animals can tell us about sleeping
To learn more about why we sleep, new research suggests we look to the animal world and how bees and birds (and others) do it in their natural environment.
The right frame of mind(fulness)
A single-minded approach to mindfulness could bring big benefits if adopted by business, government and industry.
Taking the risk out of decision-making
How we assess risk is influenced by how others are behaving, so the trick is to keep your head while those around you are losing their heads.