Nurture over nature? Interview with neuroplasticity researcher Tony Hannan

Neuroplasticity research shows we have the ability to slow the onset of even fatal inherited disorders such as Huntington’s disease. Professor Anthony Hannan is head of the Neural Plasticity Laboratory at The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and...

What is brain plasticity and why is it so important?

What is brain plasticity and why is it so important? Duncan Banks, The Open University Neuroplasticity – or brain plasticity – is the ability of the brain to modify its connections or re-wire itself. Without this...

Tips for Female Powerlifters

The sport of Powerlifting has exploded in popularity in recent years and the number of female competitors in the sport has risen exponentially. For the most part, training for males and females is largely...

This is your brain on empathy.

Creating a meaningful and purposeful life is an essential ingredient of human wellbeing. But how do you discover who you are and why you’re here? Pick up any self-help book written in the past 50...

Nick Thompson — Editor-In-Chief of WIRED

“Procrastination is the enemy of good editing.” – Nick Thompson Nick Thompson (@nxthompson) is the editor-in-chief of WIRED. Under his leadership, Wired has launched a successful paywall, a Snapchat channel, and an AMP Stories edition;...

Uncovering the secrets to successful ageing with Dr Charlene Levitan

Dr Charlene Levitan from the University of New South Wales heads the Sydney Centenarian Study. She studies that exceptional group of people in our community who live to be 100 years or older. Dr...

Can berries, grapes and red wine prevent memory loss?

Last week I wrote about why berries may not be the brain-boosting super food we’ve all been lead to believe. And I made a case for adding chicken liver to smoothies instead.  Time will...

The emerging field of psychobiotics (Part 3)

  Today in Part 3 of our series on the gut-brain axis, Drs Amy Reichelt and Sarah McKay discuss mind-altering microbes and the emerging field of psychobiotics. The gut microbiome is a key node in the gut-brain axis. Scientists...

Stability for Greater Strength Gains

Students often rush through their sticking points. And I get it—it’s tempting. But the wiser tactic is to slow down. Take note. Assess and correct those errors or problems. The number of potential issues...

Pillars of Squat Technique

Maximizing your squat technique is about creating a synergistic effort of the legs, hips and back to lift the largest weight possible. We have had the opportunity to coach thousands of athletes across the...

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