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Podcast: Do brain stimulation devices make you smarter?

Podcast: Do brain stimulation devices make you smarter?

In this episode, we’re talking about brain stimulation – using external devices involving magnetic fields and electricity to zap the brain. Can they actually make us think faster or remember better?
Leonie Kirszenblat sleep deprivation podcast

Podcast: Sleep deprivation and your brain

Lack of sleep can have lasting effects on the mind and body. Why is it so important?
Sallyanne Atkinson and Ita Buttrose talk about dementia

Podcast: Sallyanne and Ita: the impacts of dementia

Sallyanne Atkinson AO, Chair of QBI’s Advisory Board, talks to Ita Buttrose AO, about her experience caring for her father, who had dementia.
Podcast: birds and the bees, experts in flight and navigation

Podcast: birds and the bees, experts in flight and navigation

QBI's Professor Mandyam 'Srini' Srinivasan talks to ABC's Richard Fidler about the birds and the bess, and how their expert flight abilities can teach us a thing or two about navigation, avoiding crashes and safe landings.
QBI Talks: Professor Adrian Raine

QBI Talks: Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime

Professor Adrian Raine discusses: what are the implications of this body of knowledge not just for research on violence, but also for our future conceptualisation of moral responsibility, free will, and punishment?

QBI Talks: Merson Lecture 2017 with Dr Alan Finkel

Listen to Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel's perspective on Australia’s place in the brain’s golden age, as he gives the annual Merson Lecture at QBI.
Podcast: What is AI and will it take over the world?

Podcast: What is AI and will it take over the world?

How does AI work? Just how close are we to creating sentient or human-like computers, or even bionic body parts?
Podcast: OCD is a real mental illness

Podcast: OCD and deep brain stimulation

We talk to neurologist and researcher Professor Peter Silburn about OCD and how deep brain stimulation, like in Parkinson's disease, could help those with the most severe form of the disorder.
Podcast: lithium in water lowers dementia risk

Podcast: lithium in water lowers dementia risk

Professor John McGrath, talks about how lithium added to drinking water has been linked to a lower risk of dementia.
A dementia researcher explains the different types of dementia, whether it can be prevented, and an exciting potential treatment.

Podcast: Understanding, preventing and treating dementia

A dementia researcher explains the different types of dementia, whether it can be prevented, and an exciting potential treatment.