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20 May Doors open 6.30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
The Exchange, 39 Bay St, Port Melbourne,
Melbourne 3207
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Come learn about schizophrenia, working memory and what keeps you alive.

Schizophrenia - do sex hormones matter?

Anna Schroeder (Post-doctoral researcher, Monash University)
Find out about current evidence from clinical and pre-clinical studies regarding sex differences in schizophrenia. Might female sex hormones play a protective role in this illness?

Anna Schroeder completed a PhD in neuroscience at the University of Melbourne in 2016, and continued her research in mental health at the Monash University. She is currently investigating mechanisms mainly involved in cognitive function of schizophrenia.

Why you're not dead yet

Dr David Farmer (Senior Research officer, University of Melbourne)
Your body gets away with being complicated only because of your brainstem. The brainstem detects changes in the body that threaten your life, and coordinates the action of your organs to counter those changes. Brainstems rule!

Dr Farmer is a Scottish/Australian neurobiologist and sometimes performer. He was shortlisted for the ABC Top 5 Under 40, and Famelab Australia runner up (top loser!). He is also an actual scientist, interested in brainstem, coughing, the heart and breathing. His claim to fame is that he once met Colin Lane.

“Aha!” is best when preceded by a “huh?”

Dr Margaret Webb (Early Career Researcher, University of Melbourne)
Are "aha experiences" (a.k.a lightbulb moments / eureka experiences) stronger when we are actively problem solving, or when someone reveals the answer to us? Interesting question isn't it? Want to find out the answer?

Dr Webb is a current Postdoctoral Fellow in the Complex Human Data Hub at the University of Melbourne. She recently returned from Switzerland where she was studying creativity as part of an Endeavour Fellowship.

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