73 episodes

A Grey Matter is for anyone who has ever wondered how we think, feel, reason and move. The Queensland Brain Institute's neuroscience podcast unlocks the wonders of the brain – the complex and mysterious core of who we are. QBI, at The University of Queensland, works to understand the development, organisation and function of the brain. www.qbi.uq.edu.au

A Grey Matter Queensland Brain Institute

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A Grey Matter is for anyone who has ever wondered how we think, feel, reason and move. The Queensland Brain Institute's neuroscience podcast unlocks the wonders of the brain – the complex and mysterious core of who we are. QBI, at The University of Queensland, works to understand the development, organisation and function of the brain. www.qbi.uq.edu.au

    A neuroengineered future

    A neuroengineered future

    Last year, neuroengineer Dr Clarissa Whitmore joined the Queensland Brain Institute as a senior research fellow and is the Institute’s newest group leader. Originally from the United States, Clarissa arrived at UQ following a postdoctoral appointment at the Max Dellbruck Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin. In a joint appointment with UQ’s School of Engineering, Clarissa seeks to combine her expertise in biomedical engineering with the next phase of neuroscience. Here at QBI, Dr Whi...

    • 25 min
    The business of neuroscience

    The business of neuroscience

    As a Research Fellow in Neuroeconomics, Dr Dragan Rangelov investigates human sensory perception, decision-making and memory. His work explores how the brain processes and stores information that leads us to make decisions in all aspects of life. He does this by using techniques designed to measure and record brain activity, such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging and by identifying patterns of neural activity associated with external sensory stimuli.In ...

    • 26 min
    Remembering to give

    Remembering to give

    Robyn Hilton and Allison Scifleet may never have become firm friends had it not been for their involvement in fundraising for dementia research. Both women understand what it is like to care for a loved one with dementia. With more than 421,000 Australians living with dementia and no cure (yet), Robyn and Allison are determined to raise awareness in the community and vital funds for research. All while having as much fun as possible! In this delightful conversation, Robyn and Alli...

    • 29 min
    Reflecting on 20 years of brain research excellence

    Reflecting on 20 years of brain research excellence

    What inspired the creation of the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI)? And how did QBI become one of the leading neuroscience research centres in the world? On our 20th anniversary, QBI’s inaugural Director, Emeritus Professor Perry Bartlett, and its current Executive Director, Professor Pankaj Sah, take us back to 2003, an exciting and optimistic time for Australian neuroscience, when it all began. They share memories and insights into QBI's origins, what and who has shaped our research over th...

    • 31 min
    Hijacking the brain’s intrinsic recovery mechanisms to improve stroke therapies

    Hijacking the brain’s intrinsic recovery mechanisms to improve stroke therapies

    Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers, with more than 445,000 Australians living with its impacts. Stroke is common, is not always preventable and can happen to anyone at any age. QBI’s Dr Matilde Balbi and her team combine multiple approaches, including in vivo imaging, brain stimulation and AI-driven, individually tailored recovery paradigms, to study the brain’s recovery from stroke. Their goal is to identify and harness intrinsic neuroprotective mechanisms to improve stroke treatme...

    • 15 min
    Understanding epilepsy's electrical storm in the brain

    Understanding epilepsy's electrical storm in the brain

    QBI researcher Dr Nela Durisic is fascinated with how the brain coordinates electrical activity and how faulty electrical communication can lead to brain disorders like epilepsy. By observing the architecture and function of single molecules and their intricate connections, the Durisic lab aims to discover what leads to genetic epilepsy and uncover new ways to treat it. This knowledge may also advance our understanding of other brain disorders, including depression, addiction and autism. &nbs...

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Dave Brebner ,

Keeps me sharp in my studies

This podcast is very interesting and helpful to remind me of what I have learned in my studies as well as the latest findings about brain science. Great for anyone with a fascination for things neuro! If I was younger I would aspire to work with these people at Queensland Brain Institute!!!!!! Dave Brebner

JoPurple71 ,

Great show

This is one of my favourite podcasts, I’m fascinated by the brain.

It’s sciency without being difficult to understand, and the content is great. I love hearing about new research too, and feel that QBI is a great institution.

AussieKGM ,

If you like NPR’s Invisibilia, try this!

A bit more sound in its science, a bit shorter in length, but great production value and interesting topics

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