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Action potentials and synapses
How do neurons work?
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Studying synaptic plasticity and learning
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What are glia?
What is a neuron?
What is neurogenesis?
What is synaptic plasticity?
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Bright spark lights up Brain Bee
22 July 2014
Queensland’s “brainiest student” has been announced, with 14-year-old Sophie Watson out-smarting 170 other high school students to become the 2014 Queensland Brain Bee Champion at QBI today.
Royal recognition for UQ researcher
21 July 2014
Studies involving some of the world’s smallest creatures have resulted in one of the world’s biggest honours for QBI researcher Professor Mandyam Srinivasan.
QBI home of highly cited researcher
15 July 2014
QBI laboratory head Professor Peter Visscher has been identified on the prestigious 2014 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list.
High school students hit the lab over holidays
14 July 2014
Eight Queensland high school students in year 11 spent a week at QBI, putting aside their school holidays to learn about life as researchers.
State’s brainiest students to battle it out
7 July 2014
The challenge to find Queensland’s smartest teen is on again at QBI, with more than 170 high school students set to battle wits at the Australian Brain Bee Challenge.
Public lecture takes consciousness from the lab to the clinic
3 July 2014
How to communicate with a patient in a vegetative state is the topic of a free public lecture on being held at the State Library of Queensland on Saturday, 19 July at 7pm.
Brain bee opens student’s doors
1 July 2014
Corpus callosum research shown on Channel 9
30 June 2014
Work at QBI by Professor Linda Richards into understanding corpus callosum malformations has aired on Channel 9 News.
Bee-inspired landing system will make planes safer
30 June 2014
A new aircraft landing system developed by QBI researchers is fully independent of outside technology, meaning it will be harder to block or hack, improving passenger safety.
Science meets philosophy at consciousness conference
27 June 2014
Scientists are now able to use brain imaging to communicate with people previously thought to be in a vegetative state, prompting questions about the very nature of consciousness.
Peter Hilton Fellow appointed
23 June 2014
German postdoctoral researcher and recipient of the prestigious Peter Hilton Research Fellowship in Ageing Dementia Dr Liviu-Gabriel Bodea has joined QBI.
Unravelling the brain’s wiring
20 June 2014
New ways in which our experiences can influence how the two sides of the brain are wired together during brain development have been discovered by QBI researchers.
QBI featured in UQ campaign
17 June 2014
QBI is featured in this year’s UQ advertising campaign recognising our work to unlock the mysteries of the human brain.
Research lays foundations for brain damage study
6 June 2014
A key step has been made by QBI researchers that could eventually offer hope for stroke survivors and other people with brain damage.
QBI researchers advance autism diagnosis
5 June 2014
QBI researchers at UQ have led a study that will help unravel the genetic mystery of autism and, for the first time, help diagnose children under two years of age with the disorder.
QBI researcher is a Science Champion
4 June 2014
QBI group leader Professor Mandyam Srinivasan has been named an inaugural Queensland Government Science Champion.
QBI Advisory Board Chair a QLD Great
3 June 2014
QBI Advisory Board Chairman, Dr Sallyanne Atkinson AO, has been named a Queensland Great by Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.
Channel 7 News highlights PTSD advances
20 May 2014
QBI's Deputy Director of Research, Professor Pankaj Sah appeared on Channel 7 News to highlight advances in the Institute's research into post-traumatic stress disorder and fear extinction.
Recognition for QBI early career researchers
14 May 2014
Two early career researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have received The University of Queensland’s Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence.
Science of Learning Research Centre appoints new director
9 May 2014
The Science of Learning Research Centre (SLRC), led by The University of Queensland, has appointed a new director, Professor Pankaj Sah.
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