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.
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.
Policy-making (mis)using the brain
Neuroscience has been used as justification for particular policy initiatives. But in some cases the science was misused.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.