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...

The art and science of your beautiful brain.

  Self Reflected in violets. The entire Self Reflected microetching under violet and white light (photo by Greg Dunn and Will Drinker)   This is the most advanced artistic visualisation of the brain in the world. Dr Greg...

Your life’s purpose. Why finding your passion is essential to maintaining brain health.

’ I’ve been writing this brain health blog since 2013, and it has become one of my life’s great passions – my ‘north star’. I wake up every morning buzzing with excitement about the day...

7 tips to cultivate your creative brain.

The human capacity for creative thought and innovation has enabled humans just like you and me to survive and prosper. Creativity has allowed us to adapt flexibly to changing circumstances, to produce artworks that move us to...

This is the one daily habit that will protect your mental health.

This is the one daily habit that will protect your mental health. Today’s article comes from Max Jacobs, founder of Brain Performance PT. Your mental health is arguably one of the most important things you can...

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 Trauma Can Damage the Brain for Generations and Can Be Reversed

The relatively new science of epigenetics is proving that who you are is the culmination of the experiences in your life – and even those of your ancestors – which cause changes in how...

Are music lessons the key to smarter kids?

  My 4 year-old son Jamie started piano lessons last year. This might seem a little young, but the classes are designed to make learning music fun. Jamie’s teachers use an unique multi-sensory approach that engages...

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...

Why berries may not be a brain-boosting super food (part 1)

Early October and the mulberry tree over my back fence is laden down with fruit.  I picked three kilos to freeze in less than half an hour over the weekend … I’ll be heading...

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