Other events in Melbourne

The inner web of our head

Past event - 2019
22 May Doors open 6.30pm | Start time 7pm | End time 10pm
Richmond Bowling Club, 2 Gleadell St, Richmond,
Melbourne 3121
Your brain: how it works, how it's wired, and how we can affect it

Visual attention and models of cognition

Miss Sarah Moneer (PhD student, University of Melbourne)
How important is visual attention when processing information in our environment? Let's discuss it and see how we can model the psychological processes underpinning our perceptual decision-making to better understand ourselves.

Sarah Moneer is currently completing her PhD in cognitive psychology after switching from a PhD in immunology. Her recent awards include the Viewers’ Choice award at the University of Melbourne's One-Minute Thesis competition.

A 3-minute MRI scan to map your brain network

Dr Thijs Dhollander (Senior Postdoctoral Research Officer, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health)
Your brain has more than 80 billion tiny computers (neurons), connected by a total of 100,000 km of wiring (axons). We can map this massive network, your personal "connectome", from just a 3 minute scan using a unique tool called "diffusion MRI".

Dr Dhollander has a Masters in computer science and a PhD in engineering and works as a neuroscientist in Melbourne. He loves science outreach and was awarded an Outstanding Teacher Award by the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Music's influence on well-being in older age

Dr Amanda Krause (Research Fellow, University of Melbourne)
Do you ever feel lonely or depressed? Does listening to music or the radio help? You may be surprised at what the research is revealing about the potential for enhancing quality of life with one simple, low-cost tool.

Dr Krause is a Post-Doctoral Research fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her expertise is in the social and applied psychology of music, and her recent research concerns how everyday music experiences influence older people's well-being.