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Reaching the half-way point of LABS
16 Jul 2021

A large cohort of young people are reaching the half-way point of their involvement in the five-year Longitudinal Adolescent Brain Study.

Brain changer workshops to shape young minds
15 Jul 2021

Did you know you have the power to change your brain and therefore your health? PhD candidate Kassie Bromley wants to show adolescents how, through workshops at schools.

Predicting a young person's risk of distress
15 Jul 2021

UniSC researchers have built a system that predicts a young person’s likelihood of experiencing psychological distress, which is when someone has deeply unpleasant feelings that are overwhelming.

LABS exceeds 100 participants
15 Jul 2021

We recently celebrated the 100th participant to join LABS.

Dan Hermens
WATCH: COVID impacts and health
19 Nov 2020

LABS principal investigator Professor Dan Hermens shares the latest science into how physical activity levels during the pandemic affect youth mental health and the brain.

Watch: how do brain rhythms affect youth mental health?
13 Nov 2020

PhD candidate at UniSC's Thompson Institute, Dash Sacks, examines rhythms in the brain much like a mechanic may check the timing of a car.

Amanda Boyes holds brain model
Unlocking a mystery deep within our brains
6 Oct 2020

Could a part of your brain known to control movement also play a role in your mental wellbeing? PhD candidate Amanda Boyes aims to find out.

A dedicated Dash to mental health
4 Jun 2020

PhD Candidate Dash Sacks is investigating the brain's signals - the instructions sent to the body by millions of neurons - and the brain's white matter - a fatty part of the brain that supports the transmission of those signals through electrical activity.

Guided mindfulness for children, teens and parents
2 Jun 2020

Research shows mindfulness can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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LABS team to share knowledge in new post-graduate program
2 Jun 2020

LABS researchers will deliver learning modules in the Thompson Institute's new, online Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Neuroscience.

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LABS first to confirm that myelin have not yet formed in the frontal lobe of 12-year-olds.
2 Jun 2020

LABS is the first study to confirm that myelin (a sheath around nerves in the brain) have not yet formed in the frontal lobe of the brains of 12-year-olds.

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Managing your expectations of online learning
30 Apr 2020

As parents juggle online learning with other pressures caused by COVID-19, they may experience feelings of overwhelming stress and helplessness.

Mother and son talking on couch
How to help your family deal with coronavirus
28 Apr 2020

As families adjust to a ‘new normal’, a range of difficult emotions can be experienced by parents and children.

Mental health can affect recognition of facial expressions
28 Apr 2020

LABS researchers have found that adolescents who are experiencing mental health problems have a different way of responding to negative facial expressions.

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Stay social but savvy on social media
23 Apr 2020

It is important for all of us to stay connected to our friends, family and the community, even though we are being told to ‘socially distance’ ourselves.