Nurture your mind and it will nurture your body.

Today’s blog post ‘The Body Whisper’ comes from the wise and super smart Xian Hu, a.k.a. Mandy, who studied Neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam and majored in Science Communication. Who she is? A writer,...

What the Obamas, Tony Abbott and Richard Branson teach us about brain health

Tony Abbott, Australia’s Prime Minister, turned to me on a beach in August last year and said “Are you running hard or soft?” We happened to be crossing the starting line at the same...

The August Walking Book Club

August Walking Book Club The Secret Life of Bees. After last month’s emotional read – Still Alice – I wanted to find something a little sweeter to read for August.  When I started reading...

The Relationship Between Sunshine, Serotonin, Vitamin D, and Depression

I’m betting that you don’t need a bunch of research and statistics to tell you that there’s a link between sunshine, mood, and mental health. You can feel it. On sunny days with a crisp...

No brain, no pain: it’s in the mind

  With thanks to The Conversation for publishing this fascinating article by Prof Moseley (and their creative commons license for allowing me to re-publish here in my blog). No brain, no pain: it is...

Ketogenic diets and brain health (part 4)

Is a diet where you can eat chocolate-dipped bacon AND lose weight too good to be true? Part 4 of our series on the gut-brain axis, diet and brain health.  Ketogenic (keto) diets have become...

Knitting your way to a healthier, happier mind

I’ve been proudly involved with Neural Knitworks since its inception, sharing the latest article out on this fabulous activity that’s being taken up by young and old across Australia. Help us spread the...

Brain injury (part 1) – mild concussion and the cycle helmet myth

#LOVEYOURBRAIN I pledge to wear a helmet skiing Have you have heard of US champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce?  I’d say over the next few weeks we’ll all hear more about him and the movie...

Growing resilient children. 10 neuroscience facts all parents and teachers should know.

By Mariana Rickmann PhD. What do parents who also happen to be scientists (like me) do when faced with a subject they know nothing about but affects their lives directly? We research! However, I found very...

Increasing Brain Potential ‘The Exchange’ TV show

  The Exchange TV says their show is a little is like meeting with your friends in a coffee shop and discussing the everyday stuff that affects us all. And after spending the morning filming...

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