Science & Dementia

Did you know that if dementia was a country, it would have a population bigger than Australia and New Zealand combined? ‘Science & Dementia’ brings together leading experts to discuss what causes dementia, why early diagnosis is important, and...
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The Science of Taste

We know things taste good, but why? This knowledge symposium will include an introduction to neurogastronomy as a concept, flavour forecasting and the process behind it, senses of gastronomy and palate master class. This event celebrates the science...
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Australian Skeptics - Discover the science behind the paranormal…

A skeptic’s view of the world is based on the best available evidence. They challenge claims, seek evidence and don’t always believe what they see. At Scienceworks during National Science Week 2012, the Australian Skeptics will explain the wonder of...
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Behind the Shock Machine – Did science go too far?

Presented by Free Range Science In 1961 an ambitious young psychologist named Stanley Milgram embarked on one of the most controversial yet fascinating psychological experiments ever conducted. Milgram wanted to find out just how obedient regular...
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Our Furry Future

33 million pets live in Australia’s 8 million homes. That’s 63% of our population. And while our changing lifestyles are making it more difficult for us to own pets, Australia still ranks as one of the highest pet owning populations in the world....
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Brain Awareness Week Public Lecture - Is schizophrenia a cost of the evolving human brain?

Professor Brian Dean The cause of schizophrenia remains unknown. Recent developments argue that some of the symptoms of schizophrenia arise because the human brain has become so complex it has problems supplying its own need for energy. Importantly...
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Mind Matters @ Wodonga

Mind Matters @ Wodonga Friday 18 March 6.00-7.30pm 3 Monkeys Tavern, Wodonga Come and explore the wonders of the last great frontier: the human mind. Is it true that London taxi drivers have larger areas of the brain associated with navigation...
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Scones and a Scientist @ Shepparton

Scones and a Scientist @ Shepparton Friday 18 March 10am – 11.30am The Connection, 7291 Peter Ross Edwards Causeway, Shepparton Mooroopna Victoria Have you or someone you know been affected by neurological disease? Are you a health professional...
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Mind Matters @ Shepparton

Mind Matters @ Shepparton Thursday 17 March 6.00-7.30pm Goulburn Valley Hotel (GV Hotel), High St, Shepparton Come and explore the wonders of the last great frontier: the human mind. Is it true that London taxi drivers have larger areas of the brain...
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Brain Awareness Week 14-20 March 2011

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) focuses international attention on the field of neuroscience and offers opportunities for teachers and students to engage in fun educational activities. From dynamic classroom presentations and laboratory tours to...
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