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Happy childhood? That’s no guarantee for good mental health

Happy childhood? That’s no guarantee for good mental health

It’s well understood that a difficult childhood can increase the likelihood of mental illness, but according to new research from the University of South Australia, a happy and secure childhood does not always protect a child from developing a mental illness later in...

Blink! The Link between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Blink! The Link between Aerobic Fitness and Cognition

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba find that spontaneous eye blink activity explains the link between physical activity and cognitive function Tsukuba, Japan - Although exercise is known to enhance cognitive function and improve mental health, the neurological...

Meaningful lockdown activity is more satisfying than busyness

Meaningful lockdown activity is more satisfying than busyness

With much of the world practicing varying degrees of social distancing and lockdown, researchers have been investigating the key to happiness in isolation. New research shows people who pursue meaningful activities – things they enjoy doing – during lockdown feel more...

Survey for 2021

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 results...

Exercise can improve learning and memory

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 co-lead...