Few areas of science are better equipped to delve into the mysteries of what it means to be human than neuroscience. With techniques such as fMRI illuminating the inner workings of our brain and billions of dollars being invested to map each neuron in our head, the field is blossoming. But joining the dots between brain activity and behaviour is still a challenge.
Over the past couple of months, I’ve been writing some pieces for the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences. Here are some of the questions they’d like to answer:
- Can people with amnesia learn?
- How do people justify killing?
- Can working memory training improve children’s maths skills?
- Can a tablet app help children with attention difficulties?