Brain Facts & Health

Tips for Promoting Resilience in Families

Dr Judith E Paphazy, FACE. In uncertain times it is normal to feel anxious. This COVID-19 epidemic has disrupted our lives and the uncertainties have thrown our familiar world into disarray. Fortunately, we all have the...
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The Power of Fun

Inspired by the title of a new book by Catherine Price, The Power of Fun, I decided to dive in to learn about the importance of ‘fun’ and how we might increase this in our lives.  Dr Travis Tae Oh explores...
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The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise

Inspiring talk by Neuroscientist, Dr Wendy Suzuki, who changed her life's work when she discovered an amazing fact. Dr Wendy shares wide ranging and astounding benefits of movement for your brain.
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Choir's back on!

Janet Dawson, Director of Music, Genazzano FCJ College In this article, published in Nature Partner Journal - Science of Learning Community, Janet Dawson explains why singing is the perfect natural...
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Music for healing and wellbeing

Music is an amazing force in our everyday lives that we use for enjoyment, learning, relaxing, energising, connecting and celebrating. Research suggests that music can be a useful and powerful way to promote healing and...
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Create a playlist to boost your mood!

Gen Institute asked Professor Felicity Baker (Head of Music Therapy at the University of Melbourne) for her top tips to use music to balance mood! When you’ve had a bad day at school or work, before engaging with...
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Exercise is the best thing you can do for better brain health and function. Here’s why...

We all know that regular exercise is good for our heart. We also have an understanding that regular exercise, along with a balanced, diet maintains a healthy weight. If we want to gain strong muscles and produce high...
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Food for thought – Boosting brain power through nutrition

Dr Amy Reichelt is a nutritional neuroscientist and who researches how food affects brain function – including our ability to learn. Here, she tells us about science-backed foods that can optimise brain function....
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Brain Boosting recipes from Deakin's Food & Mood Centre

The Food & Mood Centre Recipes The research is in! What you eat has a massive impact on brain function and mood. Ditch the junk food and start eating the right foods for peak health and performance. Here are some quick...
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