Snakes, fear, and my primal brain

It was a hot hot Friday afternoon three weeks ago when I stepped out my front door to find the fella to the right sunning himself on my front deck. I live in Sydney...

How to walk away from Alzheimer’s disease

10,000 steps. That is the magic number of steps we should walk every day to improve our physical health and wellbeing. I love to walk at the beach, and one of my favourite walks to do is...

21 top brain blogs to inform and inspire you

I’ve packaged up of some of my favourite brain, mind and neuroscience blogs on the internet. These bloggers are super clever, witty, and at times irreverent. But most importantly, they make neuroscience, and current research...

Despite the growing evidence against supplements making brain/ memory improvement claims, sales keep growing

___ Why you shouldn’t bother with memory or brain health supplements (Consumer Reports): “The signs of memory loss can be bewildering and scary: misplaced keys, a forgotten street name, that task you suddenly can’t remember. It’s no...

The upside of anger.

    We tend to think of our emotions such as anger, sadness or guilt, as something to avoid at all costs. But research finds that negative emotions, anger in particular, also have an upside. Putting your negative...

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...

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...

The neurobiology of the afternoon nap

I found myself lying flat on my back in the middle of shop last weekend.  A robotic bed hummed and gently jiggled underneath me while I watched a presentation on a strategically placed screen...

Can berries, grapes and red wine prevent memory loss?

Last week I wrote about why berries may not be the brain-boosting super food we’ve all been lead to believe. And I made a case for adding chicken liver to smoothies instead.  Time will...

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...

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