Is Freud’s legacy fading?
Despite reports of the death of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud’s ideas are alive and well in some parts of the world reports a University of Melbourne study.
How can we tell if an animal is depressed?
Professor Mike Mendl is developing new ways of assessing animal welfare that work to improve the wellbeing and conditions of all animals.
The language of colour, kinship and climate
A University of Melbourne expert uses computational models to understand how different languages organise the world into different categories.
The mental cost of keeping a secret
On average, we keep around 17 secrets we've been told; but according to new University of Melbourne research, they often comes with strings attached.
What is déjà vu? What is déjà vu?
Many of us have seen or done something that's felt eerily familiar; two University of Melbourne experts explain what the brain's doing when we get déjà vu.
The I’m-trying-to-get-around-you dance explained
Two people walk towards each other, both try and get out of the way - suddenly, they’re doing the ‘sidewalk salsa'; two University of Melbourne experts explain.
Adapting yourself to take action on the environment
Wanting to take action on climate change and the environment is the easy bit, doing it is harder. Here a University of Melbourne expert outlines an action model
How difficult decisions change our brains
New University of Melbourne research finds making a difficult choice between two desirable things can change the way our brains think about future preferences.
Focusing on kindness, not consumption, this Christmas
With a bit of planning, parents can use Christmas to teach kids how to slow down and be kind to other people, says University of Melbourne expert Lea Waters.
Q&A: Talking to kids about the bad things that happen
As Victoria remembers Sisto Malaspina – killed in the Melbourne terror attack– a University of Melbourne expert looks at how to talk to kids about terrorism.