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Nothing but neuroscience

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6.30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
The Provincial Hotel, 299 Brunswick St, Fitzroy,
Melbourne 3065
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Listening in on the conversation between hearts and minds.

Biochemistry is metal

Dr Simon James (Senior Research Officer, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health)
Iron is essential for life, but did you know that the way our cells and tissues use iron changes as we age? Combining big particle accelerators with tiny worms we can use X-rays to study the role of iron in health and disease.

Dr James is a biochemist specialising in X-ray spectroscopy. After award of his PhD in 2011, he worked at CSIRO and the Australian Synchrotron before joining the Florey Institute of Neuroscience as a National Health and Medical Research Council Dementia Development Research Fellow.

Reading minds - neuroscience & mental imagery

Ms Katie Wykes (PhD Candidate, Swinburne University of Technology)
Can cognitive neuroscience read your mind? Come and find out about the relationship between mental imagery, visual processing and perception, and have some fun with visual illusions such as 'binocular rivalry' and 'the motion after effect'.

Ms Wykes is a PhD candidate at Swinburne University, and is researching topics including consciousness, visual neuroscience and attention. Her first paper titled "Autistic traits are not a strong predictor of binocular rivalry dynamics" was recently published in Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Reframing a misunderstood disorder

Ms Elysia Sokolenko (PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne)
Schizophrenia is often defined by psychosis. It is becoming increasingly clear, however, that cognitive impairment is also at the core of the disorder. Could treating these symptoms hold the key to improving the lives of people with schizophrenia?

Elysia is a 4th year PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, using animals models to understand cognition in schizophrenia. She recently wrote an article for Lateral Magazine, challenging misconceptions about the disorder.

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