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The Time Travelling Brain: How Memory Works

Professor Muireann Irish reveals how research into memory loss, across various dementia syndromes, is uncovering the secrets of our time-travelling brain.

When: Monday, August 14 2017. 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Where: Tom Keneally Centre, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Topic: Human body and movement, Health and medical
Cost: Free
Bookings: 02 9262 7300
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

Humans possess the extraordinary capacity to mentally travel back and forth in subjective time. This allows us to relive personally defining events from our past and to mentally project ourselves forwards in time to envisage the future. The relative ease with which we engage in these feats of mental time travel belies their inherent complexity.

Join Professor Muireann Irish as she presents an overview of her work exploring memory and imagination and how these processes break down in dementia. Professor Irish will highlight how damage to the brain impacts these sophisticated cognitive processes and the devastating effects of losing such uniquely human functions.

Additional Information:

Level 3

Contact details:

Melanie Ryan
Sydney Mechanics School of Arts
Phone: 02 9262 7300

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