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Samara Wilson

Alcohol, drugs, and the impact on partners

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 vi

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences 20 September, 2017
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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 de

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences 20 September, 2017
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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

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences 20 September, 2017
deco

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 20 September, 2017
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 abou

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences 20 September, 2017
Dr Dana Wong

MICCN researcher wins 2016 ASSBI Clinical Innovation Award

Dr Dana Wong, a neuropsychologist at the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN), has been awarded the 2016 ASSBI Early Career Clinical Innovation Award.

Psychological Sciences 19 October, 2016
Professor Kim Cornish

MICCN launches Australia-first centre aimed at promoting links between psychology and neuroscience graduates and industry

The Graduate Education and Industry Centre (GEIC) within the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN), was officially launched at the Monash College in Melbourne’s CBD.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences 19 October, 2016
Dan Lubman

Turning Point director awarded top honour

Turning Point Director and Professor of Addiction Studies and Services at Monash University, Professor Dan Lubman, has been awarded the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Senior Research Award.

Psychological Sciences 16 May, 2016
Louisa and Nathaniel

Students shine at FMNHS annual awards night

130 students from across all disciplines were recognised for their outstanding academic achievements at the annual Prize Night, hosted by the FMNHS on Wednesday 9 March in the Australian Synchrotron.

Medicine 9 March, 2016
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FMNHS International Womens Day luncheon a great success

Over 80 staff and alumni took the opportunity to celebrate women in health and network with colleagues at this year’s International Women’s Day luncheon hosted by Professor Christina Mitchell, Aca...

Research 8 March, 2016

Research Suggests a Shift in Focus in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

It’s almost five decades since Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT was first recognized as a way to treat depression.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences 11 February, 2016
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Why do some people always agree with others? The science of social conformity

New brain imaging research from the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) suggests that some people experience mental distress when faced with the prospect of disagreeing wi..

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences 8 February, 2016

Using the dynamic changes during the course of psychological therapies to help those with anxiety and depression overcome their fears and mood disturbance

Scientists at Monash University are studying how to make psychological therapies, and especially Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – the most researched and popular approach in Australia.

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences 27 January, 2016

Monash Researchers Discover a Genetic Signature for Communication Hubs in Brain

Faults in these hubs may explain brain  disorders such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease

Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences 12 January, 2016
helen herrman

Alumna elected head of World Psychiatric Association

Monash alumna Professor Helen Herrman (MBBS 1970) has been appointed President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) - the first Australian to be elected to the role.

Psychological Sciences 27 January, 2015
Mice

Australian-led international study reveals the cause of hypertension in obesity

Leptin, a hormone that regulates the amount of fat stored in the body, also drives the increase in blood pressure that occurs with weight gain,  according to researchers from Monash, Warwick, Cambridge and several American univer

Biomedical Sciences 5 December, 2014
Rising stars

Monash researchers celebrated as rising stars

Six young Monash University researchers have been recognised in the Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

Psychological Sciences 20 October, 2014
Kim Cornish

Prestigious appointment recognises leadership role

Monash Developmental Cognitive Neuroscientist Professor Kim Cornish has been appointed Chair of the Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Association of Australia (HODSPA).

Psychological Sciences 12 May, 2014
Nao Tsuchiya

Working out the meaning of life

The mystery of consciousness, and why and how consciousness exists are some of the oldest questions in philosophy.

Psychological Sciences 30 April, 2014
Professor Shantha Rajaratnam

Innovative new centre to tackle fatigue-related injury

Thousands of Australians will be spared from injury by the work of a new research consortium charged with alleviating fatigue and boosting productivity.

Psychological Sciences 29 January, 2014