The Senses: Perception vs Reality
28 March 2020
CREMORNE THEATRE QPAC

Summary

Forget the sixth sense! It now seems that humans have way more than that. Controlled by brain central, our senses employ sets of exquisite biological machinery to keep us alive, but also to build and maintain our individual picture of the world, in which perception is not always reality. This biological system of data collection spans many fields from neuroscience and optics to psychology and philosophy.

An appropriately sensitive panel discusses how the human senses work, what can go wrong and how scientific advances might fix the problems.

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Alex Hewitt

Alex Hewitt

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Alex Hewitt

Alex Hewitt is a Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research and the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania, as well as a Principal Investigator...

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Tasha Stanton

Tasha Stanton

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Tasha Stanton

Tasha Stanton is a Clinical Pain Neuroscientist from the University of South Australia, interested in novel methods to understand why we hurt and why (sometimes) pain doesn't go away. She...

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David Whiteman

David Whiteman

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David Whiteman

David Whiteman is an epidemiologist, professor and public health physician with an international reputation for his research on cancer. His work focuses on how environmental and genetic factors interact to...

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David Ryugo

David Ryugo

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David Ryugo

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Heather Smyth

Heather Smyth

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Heather Smyth

Dr Heather Smyth is a flavour and sensory scientist who has been working with premium food and beverage products for over fifteen years. Current projects involve specialty coffee, beer, wine,...

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Location

CREMORNE THEATRE QPAC, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Session Times

The Senses: Perception Vs Reality

28 March 2020

90mins 4:00pm

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