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 just came through my feed and consolidates (consolidates, get it!? #badneurojoke) what I said: research suggests that receiving rewards as you learn can help cement new facts and skills in your memory, particularly when combined with … [Read more...] about A nap to recap. How daytime sleep improves recall.
Do you ever tell your kids to mind their own business when they ask about your financial affairs? Well stop, and think ahead. September is Dementia Awareness Month, and parents are being encouraged to be more open about their situation with their children, to allow better planning and understanding when it comes to combating dementia. Dementia is the second leading cause … [Read more...] about Nosey kids can help in dementia fight
Dementia is undoubtedly one of the most frightening and devastating prospects of aging. We've all had moments of forgetfulness or absent-mindedness, but as we approach middle-age, it can stir a deep unease and anxiety. It's certainly hard to quell that tiny inner fear when the statistics are so confronting. Over 400,000 Australians are currently living with dementia. The … [Read more...] about 7 lifestyle factors you can modify that may help prevent dementia
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), in collaboration with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) has released new findings on cognitive ageing and decline trends in Australia. The report led by Professor Kaarin Anstey, CEPAR Chief Investigator and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA, highlights seven key modifiable lifestyle … [Read more...] about A Rapidly Ageing Australia
Meet the lovely Dr Claire Shepherd, neuroscientist and Manager of the Sydney Brain Bank. I first met Claire when we were postdocs at NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia, then the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute). She’s just taken on a new role as first-time Mum and took time out of her new routine to speak to me about the process of brain donation. The … [Read more...] about Would you donate your brain? Interview with brain bank manager, Dr Claire Shepherd