The latest in the popular BrisScience lecture series is tonight at the Town Hall, on the topic Windows to the Brain. Details over the fold.
WINDOWS TO THE BRAIN
6:30-7:30pm: Dr Kristen Pammer – “Windows to the Brain”
Ithaca Room, City Hall
There will be a refreshments after the talk, and Kristen will be
available to answer questions.
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at http://www.BrisScience.org or contact Joel Gilmore (0411 267 044,
joel@BrisScience.org). Looking forward to seeing you on the night!
WINDOWS TO THE BRAIN – Kristen Pammer
The human brain, which controls every single aspect of who we are, has
approximately 60 trillion connections. Now, for the first time, we
have the technology to see the brain as we think, allowing us to begin
to understand how and why we behave the way we do.
Dr Kristen Pammer will show how new brain imaging techniques are
helping to understand dyslexia: how poor visual processing might make
it difficult to read. She will also discuss synaesthesia, where a
person makes unusual sensory combinations such as associating colours,
shapes or tastes with sounds, letters or numbers. Seeing how the
brain works can gives us some new understanding of how and why the
brain makes these unusual connections in some people.
Dr Kristen Pammer is a researcher in the School of Psychology at The
Australian National University. She works with dyslexic children and
their parents, and she has also travelled the world working at leading
neuroscience institutes in Japan, Finland, and England. Now that
Australia’s first Magnetoencephalographic neuroimaging system has been
completed, however, she plans to put an end to her globe trotting.
DATE: Monday April 30
TIME: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm); complimentary wine,
soft drinks, and nibblies served after the talk
VENUE: Ithaca Room, City Hall, Brisbane City
This free talk is open to all and there is no need to book.
For further information, have a look at http://www.BrisScience.org. Don’t
hesitate to contact me (0411 267 044, joel@BrisScience.org) with any