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Birdbrains or copycats: Aesop’s fable offers insight as to how children and birds think. 'Playingwithbrushes'

Fable or truth: are birds as brainy as children?

Humans are very good at innovating and it would seem reasonable to expect our children would be too. But a recent study questions these assumptions, suggesting young children’s ability to problem-solve…

Fatty foods slim down brain activity

Fat in food can reduce activity in several areas of the brain that are responsible for processing taste, aroma and reward…
New scanning technology may be able to measure blood flow in parts of the brain to translate the thoughts of completely paralysed and seemingly comatose patients. AAP

Completely paralysed may be able to ‘talk’ through scanner

Completely paralysed and seemingly comatose patients may eventually be able to have real-time conversations using scanning…

Where do you find love in the brain?

A new study has discovered that love and desire activate specific but related areas in the brain. Researchers analysed the…

New insight into brain cancer

The role of a tumour suppressor in brain cancer known as parkin has been uncovered and promises to shed light on why certain…
Despite being considered a scientific taboo in the past, the study of consciousness is slowly gaining momentum. emmakate deuchars

Learning experience: let’s take consciousness in from the cold

Until 20 years ago, scientists interested in empirical work on consciousness – our private subjective experiences – hid it by minimising or eliminating the “c-word”, the use of which was a career-limiting…
The jury is still out on whether mobile phones cause cancer. yago.com

Do mobiles give you brain cancer? The verdict’s still on hold

Neurosurgeon Charlie Teo is, to many of his patients, the “angel” who cuts where other surgeons fear to go. He feels strongly about the possibility that using mobile phones might increase the risk of brain…
Scientists believe that by mimicking the production of a molecule, they may be able to delay or repair the onset of dementia in elderly patients. AAP/Melbourne Neuroscience Project, Katrina Lawrence

Molecule may be key to halting early dementia

The discovery of a molecule that appears to regulate memory and learning in the brain could pave the way for treatments of…

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