This is a session blending two seemingly disparate areas – the human brain and birds flirting. A brain researcher and a biologist. But they do share some common ground in that they are both fascinated by the brain and how it influences relationships and reproduction (well, sex). Humans and birds are separated in evolution by 300 million years but have very similar traits when it comes to relationships. Join host Dr Matt Agnew as we explore the wonderful world of bird relationships at the same time as delving into the human brain as a sexual organ, and see how these two worlds collide, softly.
Gisela Kaplan is emeritus Professor of Animal Behaviour at the University of New England, Armidale NSW, and Honorary Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute, Brisbane. She has two PhDs, and...View Profile
Dr Matt Agnew is a communications powerhouse who wants to make science fun and accessible. With a PhD in Astrophysics and a background in the oil and gas industry, Matt...View Profile
Amee Baird completed a PhD and Master of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Melbourne. She has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist for nearly two decades in both clinical and...View Profile
What You Get
The Nucleus our brand new licensed bar will be open prior to and after each performance.
Check out our website to plan your night.
Arrive early as there is limited capacity and we don’t want you to be disappointed.
All gigs at The Nucleus are general admission and as such seats cannot be reserved.
Where is The Nucleus?
The Nucleus is located directly opposite the entrance to the Queensland Museum, Level 2, Corner of Grey and Melbourne Street, South Brisbane.
Are you old enough?
This is a licensed venue so bring along your ID to show at the entry and at the bar. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Can I buy food?
Yes! The Nucleus will be offering light food options and non-alcoholic beverages.
What if it’s raining?
The Nucleus is undercover but if in doubt check our website for any last minute changes.
To discuss your access requirements and to book any access services for performances, please call the World Science Festival Brisbane 07 3840 9103.
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