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One-night brand: Sexy snaps lead to clean buys

Highly sexualised imagery in advertising causes some consumers to feel ‘physically dirty’ and motivates them to buy products such as toothpaste, soap and face wash, new research shows.

Business

Espresso yourself: Coffee thoughts leave a latte on the mind

Monash University research has found that regular coffee drinkers could get the same arousal effects from their morning brew without consuming the beverage.

Business

Dopamine found to restore motivation in Parkinson's sufferers

Monash University researchers have found evidence that dopamine levels in the brain can help people with Parkinson's disease achieve higher levels of cognitive motivation.

Medicine & health

A fine line between pleasure and weight gain

Monash University research shows that the size of your brain's pleasure sensors could contribute to obesity later in life.

Science
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The silent risks of electric vehicles: how do we ensure pedestrian safety?

The growing popularity of electric cars presents an increasing risk to the visually impaired.

Lens

Active sleep is more than just counting sheep

New research by neuroscientists at Monash University shows that the sleeping brain has the capacity to encode important pieces of information - even though the body is resting.

Science

The obesity epidemic: understanding how the brain responds to food choices

Understanding how our brain responds to good and bad food choices could help combat the world's obesity epidemic.

Lens
Physical restraint use: study

Physical restraint use in nursing homes’ study reveals extent of resulting deaths

A 13-year Monash University study has examined deaths due to the physical restraint of people living in nursing homes, in Australia. The study reveals that while the number of deaths is small, at five, the true figure is likely to be greater

Law

Density threatens liveability if we miss the big picture of how a city works

Melbourne has been repeatedly awarded the accolade of world’s most liveable city. This is no doubt due in large part to the excellent public domain Melbourne offers. Its parks and leafy suburbs provide green amenity, and the city has great

Design & architecture