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Sugar improves memory in over-60s, helping them work smarter

A small dose of sugar can improve memory in older adults, motivate them to work harder and puts them in […]

Language not necessarily essential to complex thought and planning

New research from an international team of researchers suggests that the language system in the brain is not necessarily essential […]

Participants needed for new study into prescription-only opioid use in managing…

Researchers from the University of Tasmania’s School of Medicine (Psychology) are seeking participants for a new study about the experiences […]

World-first ketamine trial shows promise for geriatric depression

Australian researchers have completed the world’s first randomised control trial (RCT) assessing the efficacy and safety of ketamine as a […]

Brain training boosts attention and mood of seniors

Preliminary findings from one of the first mental health research projects started at USC’s Thompson Institute has found that brain […]

Aussie peanuts are good for our brains

Research undertaken by the University of South Australia has shown that eating peanuts everyday can improve cognitive function including some […]

Regular exercise protects against cognitive decline in later years

Regular exercise in middle age is the best lifestyle change a person can make to prevent cognitive decline in the […]

Exercise eccentrically for possible brain boost

Could something as simple as walking down stairs be the latest weapon in the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? […]

Physical and mental exercises protect memory by rewiring the brain

For the first time, researchers have revealed that progressive resistance exercise (high intensity strength training) and computerised cognitive training (brain […]

The cognitive benefits of eating chocolate

Its good news for chocolate lovers as new research has revealed that those who eat chocolate at least once per […]