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With populations aging and mental health disorders on the rise, the human brain is the focus of more research attention than ever. Advancing technologies such as machine learning are driving new methods for modelling and studying this highly complex organ, and strategies for keeping us healthy, long into old age.

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How does operatic training affect memory, cognitive functioning, and learning?
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Learn how unplugging can build healthier brains and benefit our overall wellbeing.

Dr. Kalina Christoff sitting down with a background showing some daydream-themed illustrations
It’s time to put down your phone and let your mind wander.
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The human gut contains more nerve cells than the spinal cord and exerts influence on the brain.
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Professor Guangyu Wang standing in a forest, looking up at the trees
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Illustration of a baby crawling, with symbols representing DNA and genes by the baby's brain

Unravelling the mysteries of gene expression in early brain development.