Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:16am
Dr Shakila Rizwan and Dr Andrea Vernall explain what the Psychoactive Substances Act has meant for legal highs, and what it could mean for neuroscience research
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 10:10am
The inaugural Silverline Festival, being held next weekend on 15-16 September, is all about exposing students to ways of wellbeing. The festival will include speakers, all passionate about what they do, and excited to share their knowledge and experiences; one of these being Dr Damian Scarf, Senior Lecturer in Psychology who suffered from severe anxiety throughout undergraduate and into postgraduate study.
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 12:15pm
Simon Fisher's remarkable discovery about dopamine could change the way we look at learning
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 3:06pm
Hearing her name announced as winner of the Division of Sciences Supervisor of the Year award was gratifying enough, but then when Dr Tamlin Conner, a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology heard it called again, this time for the ‘OUSA Supervisor of the Year’ award, she was stunned.
“Receiving these two awards mean the world to me,” said Dr Tamlin Conner. “I invest an incredible amount of time and effort into my students, and to receive this recognition gives me the motivation to keep up that investment,” she continued.
Monday, 24 July 2017 12:16pm
Medication for mental disorders such as anxiety and depression can be life-changing - if the right medication can be found. But finding the right treatment for an individual can be a difficult task.
Tuesday, 4 July 2017 12:55pm
Julia Gouws has won both the BMS dean's prize for best summer scholarship report, and OMSRS summer student speaker award. How did she do it?
Monday, 3 July 2017 5:16pm
Professor Donna Rose Addis explains why memory and imagination are so entwined.
Monday, 29 May 2017 10:15am
How do we keep our brains healthy as we age? Dr Liana Machado provides some answers in her brain week interview.
Friday, 19 May 2017 12:07pm
Professor Donna Rose Addis will be giving a public lecture, titled 'The Imaginative Brain' on June 7th 2017
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:45am
Dr Andrew Clarkson talks about his work developing a drug to treat stroke
Monday, 15 May 2017 12:10pm
Why do we give up when we should keep going?
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 12:48pm
This year, in conjunction with our yearly conference, the BHRC is running an art competition!
Thursday, 13 April 2017 4:35pm
Dr Calvin Kai Young explains how our world is catching up to science fiction
Thursday, 6 April 2017 4:38pm
Dr Angus McMorland explains how we can use brain signals to get around movement disorders.
Thursday, 6 April 2017 4:22pm
Richard Prentice, our 2017 Helen Rosa Thacker scholar, is working on a way of making antiepileptics more accessible.
Thursday, 6 April 2017 4:13pm
Dr Celia Lie and Regina Hegemann explain the importance of sleep
Thursday, 6 April 2017 12:43pm
Are babies born as a blank slate, or are we all predisposed to develop in specific ways?
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 9:56am
The University of Otago has reconfigured the line-up of its flagship research centres after a rigorous evaluation process.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:02pm
After many years of studying Parkinson's disease, researcher Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie is looking in chronic pain and its effects on the structure of the brain.
Friday, 10 March 2017 8:46am
Recent research puts to rest a 150 year old controversy about the number of cells in the human brain
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:49am
Dr Laura Gumy, from the University of Otago anatomy department, talks about how proteins get to where they need to go inside a neuron
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:51am
Professor Rob Shepherd of the Bionics Institute explains recent research into cochlear implants, brain stimulation, and bionic eyes.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 4:35pm
The official programme for Brain Week 2017
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:54am
The placebo effect has been known to affect the mind, but can it help the body recover from surgery?
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:57am
We hear more and more about the side effects of concussion, but how do we diagnose it?
Monday, 13 February 2017 11:58am
Hannah Best, our 2017 Roche scholar, and how her PhD could help children with Batten disease.
Friday, 3 February 2017 10:39am
Three BHRC researchers have been included in the University of Otago 2016 research highlights.
Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:42pm
And the 2016 Roche Hanns Möhler Doctoral Scholarship goes to...
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:42am
Brain Health Research Centre researcher John Reynolds has been promoted to full professor.
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 12:14pm
A recent review of research shows that THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, alters the dopamine system in the brain.
Monday, 19 December 2016 12:15pm
A team of researchers, including Associate Professor Lynette Sadleir of the BHRC, have examined the genetic underpinnings of SUDEP.
Friday, 16 December 2016 12:17pm
BHRC researchers have found that a molecule related to amyloid-beta can improve the memory of impaired individuals
Friday, 16 December 2016 12:18pm
Dr Andrew Clarkson has validated what stroke sufferers have been reporting for years: Memory problems get worse weeks after stroke.
Thursday, 15 December 2016 1:03pm
Being promoted to full Professor is the icing on the cake of an incredible year for John Reynolds of Anatomy.
Monday, 5 December 2016 12:20pm
BHRC researchers identify which genes put people at risk of developing dyskinesia after taking Parkinson's Disease medication
Monday, 5 December 2016 12:32pm
In the wake of disaster what can we do to reduce the chance of mental health problems?
Thursday, 17 November 2016 12:34pm
Madeleine Kyrke-Smith, winner of the 2015 Roche Hanns Möhler Doctoral Scholarship, discusses her work on the impact of DNA on memory.
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 12:35pm
Traveling to Mars could cause serious and irreparable brain damage. Why does this happen, and what can be done to prevent it?
Monday, 31 October 2016 12:38pm
Associate Professor Dorothy Oorschot is developing a treatment which could save premature babies from brain damage.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:39pm
The first child conceived using a controversial fertility technique was recently revealed to have been born. How will his conception impact the rest of his life?
Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:41pm
Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie and Dr Stephanie Hughes of the BHRC have founded a platform for viral vector and optogenetics research.
Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:42pm
Professor Ahmad Hariri, from Duke University, discusses his work with the Dunedin Longitudinal Study and whether you can identify mental illness before it is triggered.
Friday, 7 October 2016 12:43pm
Dr Paul Shillito, a paediatric neurologist, explains why medicinal marijuana isn't necessarily a miracle cure for epilepsy.
Friday, 30 September 2016 3:38pm
An article from the Whakatane Beacon about the giant inflatable brain's recent trip to Whakatane
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 4:59pm
A collection of articles about the developmental researchers who are a part of the BHRC.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 5:11pm
A list and links to all of the BHRC seminar articles from 2016.
Monday, 26 September 2016 12:44pm
Professor Paul Glue, along with Australian colleagues, is running a trial to determine if ketamine is effective for treating depression.