This is your brain on knitting

    I’m super excited to share this new art-science initiative that I’ve helped get up and running here in Sydney. One of the BEST things to come out of writing this blog has been the...

Development of the electric brain. Interview with my favourite neuroscientist Dr Matt Grubb

Meet Dr Matt Grubb. He’s one of my all-time favourite neuroscientists. Matt and I met in Oxford. We did our PhDs in the same lab, went to the same college, played in the same...

A nap to recap. How daytime sleep improves recall.

A nap to recap. How daytime sleep improves recall. In case you missed that time I did a TEDx talk on this very topic earlier this year. Click here to watch ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’. This news...

tDCS coming to an Equinox gym near you: Good, Bad or Depends?

___ Brain-Zapping Workout Tech Is Coming to an Equinox Near You (Gizmodo): “Athletes are generally willing to entertain any scientific-sounding trend that promises an edge. For reference: Michael Phelps and cupping or Shaquille O’Neal’s energy-enhancing bracelets. Which is...

The simple strategy to achieve your 2017 goals

Work harder? Why do some people fail to achieve their goals, even when they start with the very best of intentions? Are they poorly disciplined? Are they lacking in willpower or motivation? Here I look why...

How to: Scientist to Communicator

Ready to hang up your lab coat and enter the world of science, health and medical communications? But not really sure what the options are and what steps you should take next? I’m thrilled to offer my...

Next in clinical practice: Automated real-time detection of seizures via wearable EMG devices

(A) The wearable device placed on the brachial biceps muscles. (B, C) The wearable device, which is connected to the self-adhesive patch, containing the recording electrodes and the ground electrode. (D) Remote control of...

Is your brain safe from sugar?

Did you quit sugar yet? I haven’t… I try to limit refined, processed junk, and follow a Mediterranean diet, but sadly, I’m quite partial to a piece of chocolate with my afternoon post-nap coffee. Quitting sugar, or at...

Nurture over nature? Interview with neuroplasticity researcher Tony Hannan

Neuroplasticity research shows we have the ability to slow the onset of even fatal inherited disorders such as Huntington’s disease. Professor Anthony Hannan is head of the Neural Plasticity Laboratory at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and...

What is brain plasticity and why is it so important?

What is brain plasticity and why is it so important? Duncan Banks, The Open University Neuroplasticity – or brain plasticity – is the ability of the brain to modify its connections or re-wire itself. Without this...

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