Your Brain on Fake News
As the whirlwind of news cycles gets faster, how can we expect our brains to keep up?
|When:||Saturday, August 12 2017. 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM|
500 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW, 2007
|Cost:||Adult $20; Concession $15; MAAS Member $15|
|Bookings:||02 9217 0111|
How can we expect our human brains to keep up as the whirlwind of social media and 24-hour news cycles gets faster and faster?
Find out from a panel of psychologists, neuroscientists and media experts including:
- Jocelyn Brewer, a psychologist with expertise in the psychology of technology, and the creator of Digital Nutrition
- Professor Nick Enfield, an Ig Nobel Prize winner and chair of the University of Sydney Department of Linguistics, who leads a post-truth initiative building a real-time ‘bulls**t detector’
- Alessa Teunisse, a PhD candidate at Macquarie University, who is exploring the psychology of gullibility and the factors that impact a person’s likelihood to be scammed
- Dr Joanne Orlando, a leading analyst, advisor and media commentator in the field of children and technology
This event is part of the Sydney Science Festival.
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