3 trauma takes the media gets wrong

3 trauma takes the media gets wrong By Meera Atkinson, University of Notre Dame Australia and Michael Salter, UNSW Originating in the medical sciences, where it referred to physical injury, the term “trauma” is now often used in popular and scholarly...

Survey for 2021

Thank you everyone who participated in our recent survey to help us deliver better content to you for 2021. We received a lot of positive feedback about the quality of what we do – thank you for your kindness! We would like to let you know about some of the...

Exercise can improve learning and memory

Are you plagued with a continuing case of forgetting where you’ve placed your keys? A spot of exercise could be just the answer after it was revealed how physical exercise can revitalize your brain. Queensland Brain Institute researcher Dr Tara Walker was...

Who is this absent(ee)

An absentee is someone who is no longer here, who no longer exists, someone who is not present… in the present. We all miss someone who is absent (a curious expression, “is absent”, i.e., someone who has taken the place of absence, they exist...

Tracing the Brain-To-Gut Connection

Using rabies virus injected into the stomach of rats, researchers trace the nerves back to the brain and find distinct ‘fight or flight’ and ‘rest and digest’ circuits. These results explain how mental states can affect the gut, and present new ways to treat gastrointestinal problems.