The research suggests that humans' experiences early in life may affect their brain activity later. iStockphoto.

It’s said to be a “lightbulb” moment – when an idea pops into your head. The adult human brain often displays this kind of spontaneous activity – and UQ experts have uncovered how different early-life experiences can affect the nature of that...

4 August 2017

University of Queensland experts have published an online magazine to share the latest insights into the science of learning and memory.

17 July 2017
Wildlife conservation expert Dr Tamara Keeley

University of Queensland staff, students and alumni are among 30 women selected as Science & Technology Australia’s first Superstars of STEM.

4 July 2017
Professor Cindy Shannon ... a leader in Indigenous health

A health and nursing academic who has devoted her life to improving the health of Indigenous Australians and a neuroscience pioneer who was founding director of the Queensland Brain Institute – both University of Queensland professors – have...

7 June 2017
Dr Michael Piper ... parents have had little information on the conditions

Research is giving some answers to more than 1500 Australians with a rare and debilitating genetic disorder that caused their brains to develop unusually.

13 December 2016
Associate Professor Benjamin Hogan received $1,228,364

University of Queensland health and medical research projects aimed at improving the nation’s healthcare will benefit from a national allocation of more than $483 million announced today.

3 December 2016
Professor Bartlett ... a scientific pioneer and a research leadership exemplar

The University of Queensland’s Professor Perry Bartlett has been named the 2017 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year in recognition of his work on the human brain, including dementia and depression.

28 November 2016
Triggerfish, a common Great Barrier Reef species, are fooled by visual illusions in the same way as humans

Humans might have more in common with fish than previously thought, a new University of Queensland visual illusion study indicates.

17 October 2016

University of Queensland neuroscientists have found the major cause of a common developmental brain disorder.

12 October 2016
Professor Geoff Faulkner ... studying whether long-term memory is stored in DNA

Ground-breaking research into Alzheimer’s disease has earned University of Queensland Professor Geoff Faulkner a $1.25 million five-year CSL Centenary Fellowship.

11 October 2016

Researchers at The University of Queensland have begun clinical trials into whether an extract from a rare tropical fruit can help treat schizophrenia.

11 October 2016
Professor Ken Ho

Innovative research into Alzheimer’s, brain development, pituitary medicine, cystic fibrosis and mental health has led to five University of Queensland academics being named Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).

7 October 2016
Clown trigger fish

Researchers at The University of Queensland have established that reef fish see colours that humans cannot.

21 September 2016

Queensland researchers have identified a domino effect from a brain stimulation technique used to treat psychiatric disorders such as clinical depression.

7 September 2016
Neurodegeneration in action. The mutated Munc18-1 proteins (green in this image) trigger the clumping of α-Synuclein (large red blobs).

University of Queensland researchers have identified the specific cause of a rare form of epilepsy in babies.

6 September 2016
QBI director Professor Pankaj Sah ... edits the companion journal

The University of Queensland and prestigious international publishing group Nature Research have launched a global online community dedicated to improving knowledge on the science of learning.

5 September 2016
Molecules in the human body behave like sheep at a gate -- sometimes lots go through, sometimes they don't

University of Queensland researchers have taken a big step toward understanding the movement of molecules in the human body.

25 August 2016
Professor Craik ... reducing risks of tumours reocurring

The National Health and Medical Research Council has named two University of Queensland studies among its 10 of the Best Research Projects 2015.

19 August 2016
Professor Naomi Wray

Researchers at The University of Queensland have contributed to the discovery of three new genes which increase the risk of motor neurone disease (MND), opening the door for targeted treatments.

26 July 2016
Dr Jake Gratten ... "a compelling need for more research in this field"

The increased risk of mental illness in children of older fathers is unlikely to result from men’s genes mutating with age, according to new research from The University of Queensland.

24 May 2016