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The neurobiology of the afternoon nap

One Saturday afternoon in June 2013, I found myself lying flat on my back in the middle of ...

How to nurture a healthy brain for life (Part 7 of Your Brain at 100)

This is part 7 of a series of lessons in brain health from our elders — those folk ...

We get happier as we get older. (Part 2 of Your Brain at 100)

This is part 2 of a series of lessons in brain health from our elders — those folk ...

When does old age begin? (Part 1 of Your Brain at 100 series)

This is part 1 of a series of lessons in brain health from our elders — those folk ...

Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

We humans tend to forget we're wildlife, which is possibly why our planet is heading for climate change ...

A nap to recap. How daytime sleep improves recall.

A nap to recap. How daytime sleep improves recall. In case you missed that time I did a ...

Deep sleep strengthens long-term immune system memory

Sleep. That under-appreciated and under-consumed daily nightly activity that takes up nearly one third of our lives has a new-found ...

My TEDx talk ‘Indulge Your Neurobiology’

Here it is: My TEDx Northern Sydney Institute talk 'Indulge Your Neurobiology'. In my talk I share my ...
teenager sleep neuroscience later delay school start time

Should teenagers sleep in and start school later in the day?

  Would teenagers do better in their exams if they could sleep in and start school later in ...
Grandpa Joe centenarian blue zones lessons

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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