After correctly answering that the cochlear and vestibular nerves are the two branches of the eighth cranial nerve, 15-year-old Abigail Green from Somerville House has become the 2015 Queensland Brain Bee Champion.
Potential future neuroscientists will be tested on their knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, emotions, sleep and memory at the Queensland Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) final at the Queensland Brain Institute next week.
Do you know where your corpus callosum is located? A Queensland Brain Institute researcher at The University of Queensland is on a mission to make sure more people know about the central brain structure by supporting National Corpus Callosum Awareness Day on 2 July.
An international study on sleep and learning in flies has shown a good night’s sleep might be vital for retaining our capacity to learn and remember, with implications for the treatment of human disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.