Neuroscientist Professor Selena Bartlett has been studying the human brain for 30 years and believes we can help manage addictive behaviours like drinking, smoking and binge eating by understanding how the brain works and how we respond to stress.
In this Life Education podcast, Professor Bartlett explores the link between food and mood, explaining why sugar is an addictive substance and how it changes the physical and chemical structure of the brain.
She also shares how it’s possible to retrain our minds. Just like we tone our bodies at the gym, we can also train to be more mentally resilient - creating new circuits in the brain.
Professor Bartlett believes that brain health and fitness is the key to improved mental health, and that modern neuroscience can help millions lead happier healthier lives.