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The coffee drinker’s guide to better brain health

Two early-morning long blacks. A lunchtime flat white (especially if I'm near a cafe). And sometimes a sneaky ...

This is your brain on knitting

I'm super excited to share this new art-science initiative that I've helped get up and running here in ...
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Neuroscientist discovers global gene pool needs smart women to have babies

Meet Dr Radha Nair-Roberts, postdoctoral researcher at the Brain Repair Group at the School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, ...
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How to become a centenarian – 9 lessons from the people who’ve lived the longest.

Late last year in my Meet the Neuroscientists interview series, I spoke to Charlene Levitan who studies centenarians ...
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Uncovering the secrets to successful ageing with Dr Charlene Levitan

Dr Charlene Levitan from the University of New South Wales heads the Sydney Centenarian Study. She studies that ...
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Would you donate your brain? Interview with brain bank manager, Dr Claire Shepherd

Meet the lovely Dr Claire Shepherd, neuroscientist and Manager of the Sydney Brain Bank. I first met Claire ...
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Can berries, grapes and red wine prevent memory loss?

Last week I wrote about why berries may not be the brain-boosting super food we've all been lead ...
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Why berries may not be a brain-boosting super food (part 1)

Early October and the mulberry tree over my back fence is laden down with fruit.  I picked three ...
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Who is most at risk of dementia?

I'm having a busy week writing  information booklets for the friends and family of people with schizophrenia.  I've ...

Dementia vs Alzheimer’s disease – what is the difference?

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease are terms almost everyone has heard about, but do we really understand what the ...

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