Much like autocorrect on our phone, our brains are constantly making predictions based on our unique history. Great Expectations: The Predictive Brain is a thought-provoking experience to unravel the brilliance within our minds, as we look at how our brain navigates a world of prediction and surprise.
Consider the brain as a prediction machine that never quite gets there. What might this say about consciousness? How might this be optimised by sleep?
Join experts for a thought-provoking experience towards understanding that our expectations largely determine what we perceive, and how students can implement this understanding to their study, schoolwork and relationships.
This program explores Personal and Social Capacity and Science as a Human Endeavour, with key curriculum links in Health for Years 6-10, Biological Science for Years 9-10 as well as Biology and Psychology for Years 11-12.
Professor Bruno van Swinderen received a PhD in evolutionary biology from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. His postdoctoral work at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California led him...View Profile
Dr Joel is a science nerd, energy expert, and passionate science communicator! He regularly features on television and stage, presenting on the science behind everything from the perfect steak to...View Profile
Suitable for students in years 6 – 8.
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