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UNSW researchers have investigated the impact of probiotics on gut health and cognitive function, and found they don't always live up to their promise and could even have negative impacts on memory.

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Why is it that we lose the information we have learnt? Is it still there but inaccessible, or is it gone forever, asks Amy Reichelt.

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Even a short-term diet of junk food can have a detrimental effect on cognitive ability with impaired memory and brain inflammation after just a week, UNSW reseach finds. 

Brain blue

So far there is no simple explanation for déjà vu, but advances in neuroimaging techniques may aid our understanding of memory and the tricks our minds play, writes Amy Reichelt.

Four Parker Clover

A new analysis suggests four – not seven – is the “magic” number easily processed by the brain, challenging a long-held view on what constitutes the limit to human perception.

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Our memories – good or bad – form parts of our identities and simply removing aspects of our character may have serious consequences, writes Amy Reichelt.

Badmood inside

There's an upside to feeling down when the weather is gloomy: your memory is far more accurate than it is on bright and sunny days, a UNSW study suggests.

John Hodges inside

One of the world's leading researchers in dementia, Professor John Hodges, has taken up an appointment with UNSW and the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute.