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    Mind readers

    What if Star Trek-style mind melding was more than a science fiction concept?

    by Paul BieglerBrain-to-brain interface is a challenge right on the limit of our understanding of neuroscience bu...

    Behaviour June 7, 2021
  • Awards

    Migraine masters

    Prestigious Brain Prize awarded to neuroscientists for identifying and blocking migraine peptide.

    Australian-born Peter Goadsby is one of four neuroscientists who have won this year’s prestigious international Brain...

    Cosmos Briefing March 5, 2021
  • It’s red, even if we can’t say it

    Human perception of colour doesn’t rely entirely on language.

    The unusual side effect of a stroke has given French neurologists a rare opportunity to study the interaction between...

    Biology September 3, 2019
  • Dementia type correlates with criminal behaviour

    Study finds one type is associated with inappropriate acts.

    People with frontotemporal dementia have a significantly elevated risk of committing criminal or socially inappropria...

    Body and Mind April 3, 2019
  • To get into character, shut down parts of brain

    First ever study of method acting draws surprising conclusions.

    Being someone else might be less energy intensive than being yourself, new research indicates.In a paper in the jou...

    Behaviour March 14, 2019
  • Frailty may increase dementia susceptibility

    There are many factors at play and potentially more treatments.

    Frailty makes older adults more susceptible to dementia and moderates the effects of dementia-related brain changes o...

    Body and Mind January 21, 2019
  • A mouse, looking

    New imaging method provides fresh insight into neurology.

    This picture shows activity going on inside a mouse brain while the animal looks at a moving image and undergoes what...

    Biology December 6, 2018
  • Parkinson’s linked to appendix removal

    Data suggests appendectomy lowers risk of Parkinson’s.

    In a surprising finding, the risk of Parkinson’s disease has been tied to the presence or absence of a person’s appen...

    Health October 31, 2018
  • Banned pregnancy med still affecting daughters, grandchildren

    A failed miscarriage drug raises neurological risks two generations later.

    The grandchildren of women who used a drug called diethylstilbestrol, or DES, during pregnancy have a higher risk of ...

    Biology May 24, 2018
  • Concussion risk from "heading" the ball

    Headers, not accidental collisions, are the danger for football players.

    Major changes to the way the world’s most popular sport is played may be drawing closer, after a new study revealed t...

    Health May 7, 2018
  • The thirst centre of the brain

    A simple circuit in the brain controls thirst.

    It seems simple enough: an animal feels thirsty, it drinks some water, it stops feeling thirsty. Though this unremark...

    Biology March 13, 2018
  • Pregnant and forgetful? You’re not alone

    Research finds cognitive decline during pregnancy isn’t a myth.

    “Baby brain”, the sub-optimal state of memory and planning abilities often reported by women during pregnancy, is rea...

    Body and Mind January 14, 2018
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