School of Psychology and Exercise Science Research

New research investigates whether electrical stimulation can delay dementia

March 14th, 2018

Murdoch University researcher Dr Hakuei Fujiyama has received $50,000 to investigate whether the delivery of small electrical currents to the scalps of older people with mild memory, language and reasoning difficulties can delay the onset of dementia.

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Teenage moods brightened by spice

March 9th, 2018

In a world first, research has shown that the key to lifting teenage moods could be sitting in the kitchen pantry. Murdoch University researchers Dr Adrian Lopresti and Professor Peter Drummond have just completed an investigation into the potential for the spice saffron as a natural treatment for depressive and anxiety symptoms in adolescents.

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Researcher seeks participants for scar sensitivity study

February 15th, 2018

A Murdoch University researcher is seeking participants for his study on the effectiveness of a topical cream to reduce the pain experienced by skin with keloid scarring.

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Preventing injury in junior cricket fast bowlers

December 4th, 2017

New research from Murdoch University aims to reduce non-contact injury in teenage cricket pace bowlers.

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Hope for more independence in old age

December 1st, 2017

New Murdoch research using non-invasive brain stimulation offers hope for older Australians to live independently for longer.

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Smartphone study highlights a ‘digital divide’

November 9th, 2017

A research project into smartphone use across the life span has shone a light on some interesting insights into modern Australian life. Dr Lyn Vernon and PhD candidate Bep Uink from Murdoch University and Dr Kathy Modecki from Griffith University surveyed more than 14,000 Australians about their relationship with their smartphones.

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Health symposium to improve outcomes for WA families

October 10th, 2017

Health researchers from Murdoch University played a key role in a recent symposium on mental health during pregnancy. Murdoch University’s Professor Megan Galbally jointly organised the event with King Edward Memorial Hospital and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

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Murdoch’s sports science programs among best in the world

September 20th, 2017

Murdoch University’s sports science programs have been ranked among the best in the world, according to the latest Shanghai Ranking.

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Exercise good for Alzheimer’s delay

September 12th, 2017

Dr Belinda Brown, a researcher from Murdoch University’s School of Psychology and Exercise Science, will compare the effects of high-intensity and moderate-intensity exercise on the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Researchers investigate Australia’s relationship with smartphones

August 14th, 2017

Murdoch researchers are playing a leading role in Australia’s Biggest Smartphone Survey—the online project for National Science Week. Dr Lynette Vernon and PhD student Bep Uink will join a collection of Australia’s smart phone experts to ask how smartphones have changed our lives.

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