A Grey Matter explores the many wonders of the brain and neuroscience’s vital role in helping people to live healthier, happier and more productive lives. 

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  • Podcast: Meals matter for brain development

    Dr Bonnie Searle understands the power of nutrition for young brains. She discusses her research and the impact of meals offered at childcare centres across Queensland.
  • Podcast: Tackling concussion

    Head injuries and concussions are forcing more and more athletes to cut short or take a break from their sporting careers. In this special Grey Matter podcast, we invited ruby league legend Wally Lewis and International rugby union referee Nic Berry into the studio to learn more about the impact concussion has had on their lives.
  • Podcast: Memory enhancing mushrooms

    Mushrooms have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, and the scientific evidence behind their beneficial properties is now growing after recent discoveries from Professor Frederic Meunier and his team at the UQ Queensland Brain Institute.
  • Podcast: A neuroengineered future

    Through merging her expertise in biomedical engineering with neuroscience, Dr Clarissa Whitmire and her team are aiming to enhance human life through innovative body-interface technologies
  • Podcast: The business of neuroscience

    Why do we buy one car and not the other? What should I pay my staff? How much am I prepared to spend on a house? As a Research Fellow in Neuroeconomics, Dr Rangelov investigates human sensory perception, decision-making and memory.
  • Podcast: Remembering to give

    Both Robyn Hilton and Allison Scifleet understand what it is like to care for a loved one with dementia. With more than 421,000 Australians living with dementia, Robyn and Allison are determined to raise awareness in the community and vital funds for research.
  • Podcast: Reflecting on 20 years of brain research excellence

    On our 20th anniversary, Emeritus Professor Perry Bartlett and Professor Pankaj Sah take us back to what inspired the creation of QBI.
  • Podcast: Hijacking the brain's intrinsic recovery mechanisms to improve stroke therapies

    Dr Matilde Balbi combines multiple approaches to study the brain's recovery from stroke with the aim of identifying intrinsic neuroprotective mechanisms to improve stroke treatments.
  • Podcast: Understanding epilepsy's electrical storm in the brain

    Dr Nela Durisic studies the architecture and function of single molecules with the aim of discovering what leads to genetic epilepsy to uncover new ways to treat it.
  • Podcast: What we can see inside our brain cells with super-resolution microscopy

    Professor Frederic Meunier and his lab use super-resolution microscopy to observe single molecules in living neurons to discover how brain cells communicate.