A transcript of episode 13 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including new research on neuroplasticity in the brain.
When dealing with a difficult event, such as the current pandemic, the electrical current that governs our brains is altered, affecting behaviour and mood.
Rather than distinctly male or female, the human brain is much more like the heart, kidneys and lungs – basically the same no matter the sex of the body it's in.
Adaptable neurons are tied to learning and memory but also to neurological disorders. By studying fruit flies, researchers found a mechanism that controls neuroplasticity.
In American Sign Language, some words rhyme, some look like what they mean and some are used more often than others. A new database of these features paves a pathway for ASL research.
Blame your ears, your eyes and your brain. But mainly your ears!
Where we would be without our brains? But think about it. How do they work?
Neanderthal-human hybrid brains grown in the lab give fascinating insights into evolution.
Napping in the afternoon can benefits both motor skills and your ability to recall facts.
Our brains have two ways of thinking and making decisions: fast and slow.
New research demonstrates that it is more difficult to learn something new if the information had been rewarded in the past. In fact, the higher the reward, the worse the future learning.
It's a sensation of light that isn't caused by real light. And don't worry, it's totally normal.
Anti-inflammatory drugs may be able to reverse cognitive decline in the future.
While there are small differences between male and female brains, most of us have a mix of both.
The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.
The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
The brain is surprisingly changeable.
Neurotrophic factors play an important role in protecting neurons – which is why researchers are investigating them as a treatment for Parkinson's.
Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Exercise plays an important part in preserving memory throughout our lifetime.