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Radio / Podcast

Professor John Hodges

10 July, 2014 Ep. 1: Prof John Hodges talks about the ACEmobile app

NeuRA SoundCloud Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/neuraustralia1/prof-john-hodges-talks-to-richard-…

15 July 2014 Ep. 2: Dementia untangled

NeuRA SoundCloud Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/neura-podcasts/neura-podcast-ep-2-dementia-untang…

Professor Olivier Piguet

Smell and mortality

2 October 2014, 702 ABC Sydney

https://soundcloud.com/neuraustralia1/prof-olivier-piguet-discuss-our-se…

17 September 2014, Ep. 10: Corticobasal syndrome – Study on rare dementia helps map the emotional brain

NeuRA SoundCloud Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/neura-podcasts/epidoe-10-corticobasal-syndrome-st…
One step closer to an Alzheimer’s test

14 July 2014, 4BC News Talk

http://www.4bc.com.au/blogs/2014-4bc-weekend-mornings-blog/one-step-clos…

Dr Muireann Irish

Can people with dementia imagine the future?

19 February, 2014 Podcast on memory and imagination for Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia News

http://dementiaresearchfoundation.org.au/episode-1-dr-muireann-irish-can…

Dr Sharon Savage
Putting lost words back into semantic dementia

30 September, 2014 NeuRA SoundCloud Podcast

https://soundcloud.com/neura-podcasts/ep-13-sharon-savage-is-putting-los…

Online articles/Internet:

Professor John Hodges
Curiosity puts brain in state to learn

3 October 2014, ABC Science

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/10/03/4099204.htm
ACEmobile app
11 July 2014, Insider Media Ltd

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/south-west/118838-creative-corner-so…

Dementia patient Christine Bryden continues to baffle doctors 20 years after diagnosis

1 July 2014, ABC News

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-30/christine-bryden-dementia-diagnosi…

Dementia patient Christine Bryden’s quest to improve care for Australians with the disease

27 June 2014, Sydney Morning Herald National

http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/dementia-patient-christine-brydens…
Dr Lauren Bartley

Explainer: what is Alzheimer’s disease?

2 April 2014,The Conversation,

http://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-alzheimers-disease-24662

Professor Olivier Piguet

New Australian study on rare dementia helps map the emotional brain

29 September 2014, Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation

http://dementiaresearchfoundation.org.au/blog/new-australian-study-rare-…

Dr Muireann Irish

Why do we daydream?

7 May 2014, ABC Health and Wellbeing

http://www.abc.net.au/health/features/stories/2014/05/06/3998712.htm

Dr Fiona Kumfor

Curiosity Changes The Brain To Enhance Learning

9 October 2014, Asian Scientist

http://www.asianscientist.com/2014/10/features/curiosity-brain-enhance-l…

Curiosity In a Person’s Brain Creates Desire to Learn and Improves Retention, Study Suggests

3 October 2014, University Herald

http://www.universityherald.com/articles/11798/20141003/curiosity-in-a-p…

Curiosity changes the brain to boost memory and learning

3 October 2014, The Conversation

http://theconversation.com/curiosity-changes-the-brain-to-boost-memory-a…

How Curiosity Improves Memory and a Brain’s Learning Capacity

The instability of memory: how your brain edits your recollections

5 February 2014, The Conversation

http://theconversation.com/the-instability-of-memory-how-your-brain-edit…

Television

Forget me Not
Christine Bryden
30 June 2014, Australian Story
http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specials/forgetmenot/default.htm

NeuRA – Blog articles

Dr Muireann Irish

A blood test for dementia

15 February 2014, Article for the NeuRA blog

http://blog.neura.edu.au/2014/02/14/a-blood-test-for-dementia/

The Social Brain

16 June 2014, Article for the NeuRA blog

http://blog.neura.edu.au/2014/06/16/the-social-brain/

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