Understanding the facial cues from another person is a component of empathy.
Millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries, and many lose the ability to emotionally connect with others. A new study suggests there's a way to help them regain their ability to connect.
Australia’s first Aboriginal Brain Injury Coordinator, Rebecca Clinch, with brain injury survivor Justin Kickett.
Edith Cowan University
The absence of Indigenous Australians in rehabilitation services has created the belief they don't want therapy. The reality is they want services which better meet their cultural needs.
A recent study of the brains of decapitated pigs showed activity in their brains four hours later.
A recent study on the brains of pigs suggested that some activity could be restored even after the porkers had been dead for four hours. A neuroscientist who specializes in brain death explains.
What ethical issues should you consider when watching football?
Football plays an important role in American culture. Experts point out some ethical questions you might consider asking this season.
Increasing risk does not mean it’s predetermined.
Reporting of recent studies may have caused alarm that brain injuries cause dementia. It just increases your risk.
The changes in the brain from a concussion do not appear on conventional imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs; nor are there any other tests to diagnose a concussion.
All parents should understand the symptoms of concussion, whether their child plays sports or not.
New brain cells can form after injury.
Brain injuries damage regions of the brain and this damage can extend post-injury. But other brain regions can pick up the slack, and there are things we can do to help.
By focusing on one nerve, researchers have found a way to vastly improve chronic patients' health and wellbeing.
The after effects of brain injury can turn lives upside down.
A fresh perspective after a traumatic injury.
How simple positive psychology methods combined with traditional therapy can make all the difference.
There are benefits to sport participation, and it is important for parents to be aware of concussion risks, how to avoid them, and the signs when they may have occurred.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
Calendar apps can be useful to people with and without memory problems.
Some people worry that calendar, list and note apps can make your memory worse, but new evidence shows they're helpful for people with brain injuries.
People with traumatic brain injuries, say after a car accident or an assault, can have behavioural problems long after their physical injuries have healed.
Survivors of traumatic brain injuries might have behavioural issues or have problems holding down a job for years after a blow to the head or a bad fall.
Our brain’s ability to strengthen or make new connections to adapt and change allows us to acquire new skills.
If you are a ballet dancer or gymnast, a watch-maker or surgeon, your brain connections in the motor system will differ depending on your skills for fine movements in different parts of your body.
Kids commonly have falls or are injured during sports, but we’re only now learning concussions in kids have severe consequences.
New research has found a link between concussion in childhood and adverse medical and social outcomes as an adult.
Are players victims of workplace hazards or willing participants in known dangers?
The 2016 State of Origin rugby league competition is over for another year and the focus has shifted to off-field events with claims for compensation for brain injury.
Is a warning enough?
The evidence that football leads to brain injury is mounting, but there are two big reasons why it's not likely to change anytime soon.
Patients with alexia – or acquired dyslexia – can recognise letters but not words.
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Lesions on a particular region of the brain can cause 'acquired dyslexia'.
What’s Hodor’s back story?
George R. R. Martin's Hodor is a textbook example of someone with expressive aphasia.
Cricketer Phillip Hughes was struck in the head by a ball at the SCG.
Life-threatening brain injuries are thankfully rare in cricket and other sports, even those that involve collisions. But Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes’ tragic accident yesterday shows how little…