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New findings by UNSW neuroscientists represent a whole new way of looking at how our brains make judgements about the environment, and could have applications in telesurgery, prostheses and robotics.

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Both genetic and environmental factors determine someone's personality. Genes account for up to 50% and unique environmental experiences make up the rest, writes Perminder Sachdev.

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How do we know if someone is conscious? New brain imaging technology is providing some important insights, writes Selen Atasoy.

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UNSW and the University of Sydney have announced an historic medical research partnership to help tackle two of the biggest challenges of our time – mental illness and addiction.

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For her research showing that people with dementia lose their ability to imagine the future, cognitive neuroscientist Muireann Irish has been awarded a $25,000 L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship.

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Two UNSW post-doctoral researchers have been chosen to meet some of the world’s finest minds at the annual Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany.

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With so many daily distractions, we live in a procrastinator's paradise, but accepting we are prone to delaying unpleasant tasks can allow us to manage our behaviour and become more productive, writes Amy Reichelt.

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Brain research in Australia has received a significant boost with the opening of a world-class $54 million facility – part of the Neuroscience Research Precinct.

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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.

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Thirty years of work developing 3D brain maps has won UNSW Professor George Paxinos an international Pioneer in Medicine award.

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