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Mar
22

The Science of Color and “That Dress”

In February 2015, a simple picture taken by a Mother of the Bride of a potential outfit went viral. A very simple question about the colour of a dress almost broke the internet. Everyone, from Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift to Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga, was caught up in a social media debate which […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Devastating Effects of Brain Injuries

With the sad news that Australian cricketer, Phillip Hughes, has died after being hit on the head by a cricket ball, is it time to reassess the safety of sport?  What happens when a brain is injured and how can we help it recover?   The tragic death of Hughes, who was only 25, was a […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Smokers, Shopaholics and Sugar Highs

We’ve probably all met somebody who has been addicted to smoking and perhaps come across alcoholics or people who may be drug dependent. But, of course, addiction isn’t limited to cases that involve addictive substances. Scientists and healthcare professionals also recognize compulsions that involve many everyday activities that can be taken to extremes. How many […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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Jun
17

The ABC’s of Aphasia

Whether from a stroke, brain injury or tumours, if certain parts of the brain are damaged your ability to communicate will be impaired.  Aphasia is a neurological disorder that reduces the ability to speak, read and/or write.  The damage to these areas in your brain also affects your language processing skills, so that your ability […]

By Joanna | Medical Education . Therapy
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Are all complex systems conscious?

Where exactly does consciousness come from? Individually, we know it exists, but how it arises psychologically, physiologically and at a deeper chemical and physical level, still largely remains to be discovered.

By Joanna | Biology . Science
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Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Science itself can be spooky enough, yet millions of people believe in ghosts: a 2005 Gallup poll found that over a third of Americans reckon houses can be haunted, while some 32 per cent believed specifically in ghosts. More recently, a 2013 HuffPost/YouGov poll indicated that 45 per cent thought ghosts exist. According to some, a […]

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How do you pack a Skeleton when travelling to Indianapolis?

Find out what we are up to, where we're travelling to and the great Prize give-away that we have got lined up for one lucky winner!

By Joanna | Anatomy . Science . Where's Stan?
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