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  1. 5 June 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    The right frame of mind(fulness)

    A single-minded approach to mindfulness could bring big benefits if adopted by business, government and industry.

  2. 26 May 2016 - Inside Business

    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.

  3. Podcast20 May 2016 - Up Close

    Emerging insights into the way we choose

    Professor Peter Bossaerts argues that investigating brain activity as we make decisions is generating new insights into how we deal with uncertainty and risk.

  4. 20 April 2016 - Public Affairs

    Policy-making (mis)using the brain

    Neuroscience has been used as justification for particular policy initiatives. But in some cases the science was misused.

  5. 17 February 2016 - Under the Microscope

    At the forefront of the robotic revolution

    At just 35, Dr Thomas Oxley has led the development of a new implantable device, with profound potential in medicine and thought-controlled technology

  6. Podcast10 February 2016 - Up Close

    In Pursuit podcast: Thought-controlled futures

    We talk to the developers of the stentrode, a new engineering marvel that allows brain activity to be recorded and used to control an exoskeleton.

  7. 10 February 2016 - Under the Microscope

    From policeman to child wellbeing advocate

    How a career as an Australian detective working with abused children led Gregory Donoghue to become a researcher in the science of learning.

  8. 9 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Next-Gen technologies: All in our minds

    As we move from the information era to the robotic era, thought-controlled technologies have far-reaching potential for how we live our lives.

  9. 9 February 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Moving with the power of thought

    A device the size of a matchstick, implanted next to the brain’s motor cortex, could one day help paralysed people move their limbs.

  10. Podcast29 January 2016 - Up Close

    Can’t give it up: The science behind addiction and the brain

    Behavioural neuroscientist Professor Andrew Lawrence on addictive and compulsive behaviours in drug and alcohol use, and what's unique about the addicted brain.