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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
Where: Powerhouse Museum
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.

Contact details:

Museum Reception
Powerhouse Museum
Phone: 02 9217 0111

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