Crucial structures: Exploring the anatomy of the brain

The oldest known medical text is the Edwin Smith papyrus, which dates back nearly 5 thousand years. It’s an ancient Egyptian scroll, nearly 5 metres long, which describes 48 injuries – including traumatic brain injuries – and outlines suitable treatments. The Edwin Smith papyrus is special for many reasons. One of them is that it […]

The role of multisensory learning in dyslexia treatment

Around 5,000 years ago, the Ancient Egyptians invented a picture-based writing system – hieroglyphics. Each picture represents a word or syllable with the heads of the human and animal characters pointing towards the start of each line. As time went on, the language became standardised and the same 700 or so signs were then used […]

Brain training at home

Ready for a brain workout? There are many ways you can exercise your brain at home, helping to improve your cognitive function. If you’re a Neurofit patient, you’ll probably have been given specific exercises to complete at home to complement your in-clinic treatment. If you’re not (yet!) a Neurofit patient, there are a range of […]

Navigating the fine line between tantrums and meltdowns

One of the most challenging aspects of parenting is managing temper tantrums or meltdowns. You might recognise it’s been a long day. You might understand that your child feels tired or overwhelmed. You may even see the funny side. But it’s still not easy to be confronted with a child who is screaming, crying or […]

The lifelong dance of neuroplasticity

What have you been up to this week? Have you met someone new – and remembered their name when you saw them a few days later? Have you mastered the rules of a new board game? Have you found your way around an unfamiliar place? These are all examples of neuroplasticity – your brain’s remarkable […]

Exploring the profound impact of music on brain waves

The profound effect of music on the brain waves

Music has been present throughout human history, spanning all cultures and epochs. The variation is breathtaking – everything from traditional Aboriginal music performed on clapsticks and didgeridoos, to Yo-Yo Ma’s sublime rendition of Bach’s Cello Suite, or Taylor Swift’s outstanding live performances in the Eras Tour.

Brain break activities for renewed energy

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After a while, you probably got up, stepped away from your desk and got yourself a coffee or popped to the bathroom. When you sat back down at your desk, you probably found that your focus had improved and you were able to finish your work. What you did there was take a brain break. And it made you more productive. 

The what, why and how of brain zaps

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A brain zap describes a strange sensory disturbance that can happen when you decrease or stop certain medications, usually those that treat depression, anxiety or ADHD.

Brain-based therapies for Tourette Syndrome

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Tourette Syndrome is a tic disorder – a problem with the nervous system. Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people repeatedly do and which are hard to control.

Tourette Syndrome often begins between the ages of 2 and 21. Though it lasts throughout life, it is not degenerative (worsening).