We all know what it’s like to forget something. A loved one’s birthday. A childhood memory. Even people capable of extraordinary memory feats – say, memorising the order of a deck of cards in less than 20 seconds – will still forget where they left their keys. People, it seems, are never in complete control of their memories.
Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent's voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to new research findings, it can even facilitate early language development in infants.
We hear with our ears but we listen with our brains. According to Western Sydney University PhD student, Julie Beadle, when it comes to hearing in noisy environments, what we see can impact what we understand.
A team from the Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience program have received a share of $5.7 million to build a new prototype vision system for a satellite that could one day assist to identify and disintegrate rogue space pollution.
You might think your baby has no idea what you are saying amid the blabbering baby talk and funny faces, but the truth is, your 12-month-old has a far more sophisticated understanding of speech and language than you ever imagined.
Machines are watching us, they are listening to us, living with us and soon they will be living inside us. As the world comes to grips with an ever growing technological society, a question that is often asked is: Can and should we trust machines?
An Australian research institute is making waves in the way of international relations through the generous donation of a $132,000 piece of highly specialised research equipment to our Chinese counterparts.
A team of Australian Researchers from Western Sydney University have successfully developed a revolutionary way to increase the lifespan of live tissue required for scientific and medical research by 400 per cent.
Dr Quang Vinh Nguyen, from the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is researching how large amounts of genetic data can be analysed to explore and guide better diagnosis and treatment options that are safer, less toxic and more effective for kids with leukemia.
Scientists have successfully created a new flexible polymer patch that attaches to live heart tissue and improves the conduction of electrical impulses across a damaged heart without the need for stiches.