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The emotional teenage brain is developmentally normal.

The emotional teenage brain is developmentally normal.

Most scholars agree on three facts about the teenage brain. Brain structures continue to change between childhood and adulthood. Grey matter volume peaks at puberty then declines throughout adolescence and into the twenties. White matter volume increases throughout childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. Girls’ brains mature slightly faster than boys’. This sex difference in brain… Continue Reading

Gut-Brain Health – What Neuroscientists Are Calling “A Paradigm Shift”

Gut-Brain Health – What Neuroscientists Are Calling “A Paradigm Shift”

  The trillions of microbes that inhabit your body are collectively called the microbiome. They outnumber your own cells ten to one and weigh up to twice weight of the average human brain. Most of them live in your gut and intestines, where they help to digest food, synthesise vitamins and ward off infection. The microbiome… Continue Reading

Antidepressants may be no better than a placebo, so why take them?

Antidepressants may be no better than a placebo, so why take them?

The placebo effect, the power of belief, and the mind-body relationship is fascinating. In fact, a desire to understand the mind-body connection was one of the reasons I originally studied neuroscience. This is a huge topic (hello mind-body medicine) so thought I’d start off by sharing this article from Monash University researcher Paul Biegler who presents the ethical dilemma …… Continue Reading

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