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Unlocking the code to the brain: Australia can hold the key
26 March, 2018 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree to attend
The Future of Brain Science and Technology
The human brain is a complex system: the most sophisticated machine that science has yet encountered. For thousands of years, its workings have been locked in obscurity. Today, we are discovering just how much we have still to learn.
But the horizon of possibility has shifted.
Decades of patient investment in basic science and breakthrough technologies have pulled the answers to fundamental questions within reach. People across the global – governments, industry and communities – are assembling the critical mass to transform the way that research is practised.
Brain science is becoming Big Science: pursuing ambitious missions with the focus and commitment that sent humans to the Moon.
We are beginning to crack the brain’s code.
Expert panellists will answer questions and discuss the opportunities and challenges for brain science research and technology in Australia.
Professor Linda Richards
Chair, Australian Brain Alliance
Deputy Director Research, Queensland Brain Institute
Dr Isabell Kiral-Kornek
Engineer, Early-Mid Career Researcher
Brain-Inspired Computing, IBM Research Australia
Associate Professor Adrian Carter
Research and lecturer in Neuro-ethics
School of Psychology, Monash University
Professor Michael Breakspear
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
Professor Andre van Schaik
Research Professor, Bioelectronics & Neuroscience
Marcs Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development
Dr. Bernadette Fitzgibbon (Session Chair)
Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre