With thanks to The Conversation for publishing this fascinating article by Prof Moseley (and their creative commons license for allowing me to re-publish here in my blog). No brain, no pain: it is in the mind, so test results can make it worse by Prof Lorimer Moseley, University of South Australia Your pain is in fact produced in your head and it will produce it more … [Read more...] about No brain, no pain: It’s in the mind
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Anthony Hannan, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health The human brain is the most extraordinary and complex object in the known universe, a kilogram and a half of soft tissue that, at its peak, leaves computers behind with its endless capacity for problem solving, innovation and invention. So it’s a little surprising that only recently has the concept of … [Read more...] about Health Check: four key ways to improve your brain health
Sleep. That under-appreciated and under-consumed daily nightly activity that takes up nearly one third of our lives has a new-found role: Sleep strengthens our immunological memory of previously encountered viruses and bacteria Turns out that my Mum was right after all. Lack of sleep could make you sick! Neuroscience figured out last century that that sleep supports the … [Read more...] about Deep sleep strengthens long-term immune system memory
The emotion centre is the oldest part of the human brain: why is mood so important? Genevieve Rayner, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health “Somebody woke up on the wrong side of bed this morning.” You know that comment; the one that rarely makes you feel any more gracious towards the world (or the person saying it). At other times you might feel … [Read more...] about How does the brain process emotions?
I’ve been proudly involved with Neural Knitworks since its inception, sharing the latest article out on this fabulous activity that’s being taken up by young and old across Australia. Help us spread the word round the globe and set up your own local knit-in. by Ian Hickie, University of Sydney and Jackie Randles, University of Sydney What do knitting and neuroscience have in … [Read more...] about Knitting your way to a healthier and happier mind.