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Genetics research leads to better understanding of children with ACC

Agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is a birth defect in which there is a complete or partial absence of the corpus callosum - the major pathway for communication between the brain’s two hemispheres. It occurs when the corpus callosum fails to develop normally during pregnancy.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

Alcohol, drugs, and the impact on partners

Samara Wilson

When we think of issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use, we usually only consider the direct effects on the consumer. Such problematic issues, however, also heavily impact the partners, who face an increased risk of experiencing domestic violence, financial stressors, health problems and relationship challenges. And yet, these partners often do not seek help or support due to a range of barriers, such as shame, stigma, and practical constraints.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

Helping Aussie kids reach their full potential

The human brain undergoes massive developmental change from infancy to early adulthood. Disruption to neurodevelopment can be dramatic, leading to clinical conditions marked by failure to attain appropriate cognitive, motor, emotional or social developmental milestones.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences

Enhancing Computational Neuroscience through international collaboration

We are privileged to have key international researcher, Prof Gustavo (Gus) Deco, visiting MICCN this month from Spain.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences
Gambling

Do we gamble by choice or by design of gaming machines and our social environment?

Our social environments can powerfully manipulate our thoughts and behaviour. So powerfully, that gambling advertising and gaming machines such as pokies play a significant role in some people getting hooked on gambling. But what we should do about pokies and other forms of gambling depends on whether gambling is a free choice, or is driven by external forces in the environment.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences
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