December 2017 newsletter available
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:34am
The 2017 December issue of our newsletter looks at bionics, babies and of course brains.
Marsden Grants to five BHRC researchers
Friday, 3 November 2017 12:26pm
Congratulations to five BHRC researchers on their Marsden grants.
The Cost of Preterm Birth
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:06am
Dr Max Berry, a researcher and neonatologist, discusses the real outcomes for preterm babies in New Zealand.
Honours for epilepsy research student
Monday, 9 October 2017 2:42pm
BHRC PhD student Nadia Adotevi is selected to speak at the major international epilepsy conference.
BHRC student prize winners at AWCBR
Thursday, 21 September 2017 1:46pm
BHRC PhD students Hannah Best and Ashwini Hariharan win prizes at the Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research for Best Student Oral Presentation and Best Student Poster Presentation earlier this month.
Psychoactive Substances in New Zealand
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
Challenging the mental health struggle
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.
Learning about learning
Wednesday, 6 September 2017 12:15pm
Simon Fisher's remarkable discovery about dopamine could change the way we look at learning
And the winner is... and the winner is
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 3:44pm
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.
Getting the Meds Right
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.
Award winning student talks stress and success
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?
The Imaginative Brain
Monday, 3 July 2017 5:16pm
Professor Donna Rose Addis explains why memory and imagination are so entwined.
Food and Exercise for a Healthy Brain
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.
Public Lecture - Professor Donna Rose Addis
Friday, 19 May 2017 12:07pm
Professor Donna Rose Addis will be giving a public lecture, titled 'The Imaginative Brain' on June 7th 2017
Brain Week Interview with Andrew Clarkson
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 10:18am
Dr Andrew Clarkson talks about his work developing a drug to treat stroke
Quit or Persist?
Monday, 15 May 2017 12:10pm
Why do we give up when we should keep going?
Art Competition - A Window Into The Brain
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 12:48pm
This year, in conjunction with our yearly conference, the BHRC is running an art competition!
Calvin Kai Young - Mind Control
Thursday, 13 April 2017 4:35pm
Dr Calvin Kai Young explains how our world is catching up to science fiction
Brain Day Interview With Angus McMorland
Thursday, 6 April 2017 4:38pm
Dr Angus McMorland explains how we can use brain signals to get around movement disorders.
Richard Prentice - 2017 Helen Rosa Thacker Scholar
Thursday, 6 April 2017 4:22pm
Richard Prentice, our 2017 Helen Rosa Thacker scholar, is working on a way of making antiepileptics more accessible.
Counting Sheep - 10 Facts about Sleep
Thursday, 6 April 2017 4:13pm
Dr Celia Lie and Regina Hegemann explain the importance of sleep
What can babies tell us about vision?
Thursday, 6 April 2017 12:43pm
Are babies born as a blank slate, or are we all predisposed to develop in specific ways?
Otago’s flagship research centres confirmed
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.
Raising awareness of chronic pain
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.
How Many Brain Cells Do You Have?
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
Moving within the Neuron - Dr Laura Gumy Seminar
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
The Age of Bionics - Professor Rob Shepherd Seminar
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 11:51am
Professor Rob Shepherd of the Bionics Institute explains recent research into cochlear implants, brain stimulation, and bionic eyes.
Brain Week 2017 Programme
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 4:35pm
The official programme for Brain Week 2017
The Effect of Placebo on Heart Surgery Recovery
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?
New Steps in Concussion Diagnosis
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 11:57am
We hear more and more about the side effects of concussion, but how do we diagnose it?
Hannah Best's Batten Disease Research
Monday, 13 February 2017 11:58am
Hannah Best, our 2017 Roche scholar, and how her PhD could help children with Batten disease.
BHRC Researchers Praised in He Kitenga
Friday, 3 February 2017 10:39am
Three BHRC researchers have been included in the University of Otago 2016 research highlights.
2016 Roche Scholarship Awarded to Hannah Best
Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:42pm
And the 2016 Roche Hanns Möhler Doctoral Scholarship goes to...
BHRC researcher John Reynolds promoted to full professor
Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:42am
Brain Health Research Centre researcher John Reynolds has been promoted to full professor.