Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research Public Forum 2016

November 28, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research Public Forum 2016

The Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research (CBMHR), in partnership with Hunter Medical Research Institure (HMRI) invites you to a free public forum discussing “Multitasking and Decision-Making” by leading researchers.

Professor David Strayer

Title: Why talking to your car may be hazardous to your health

Professor David Strayer is a cognitive psychologist at the University of Utah, and Director for the Prevention of Distracted Driving. Prof. David’s interests lie in examining the effects of distraction in numerous situations, such as using cell phones while driving. Prof David’s research has also been featured in Discover Magazine’s 100 Top Science Stories in 2003 and 2005.

Dr Keith Nesbitt

Title: Future Training - Simulations, Serious Games, Ambient technologies, Augmented and Virtual Reality – How will the next generation learn to make decisions?

Dr Keith Nesbitt is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design, Communication and IT at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Dr Keith’s main areas of expertise include Human Interface Design and Information Visualisation with a particular focus on Perception and Cognition related to Computer Games and Virtual Reality.

Light refreshment provided. For more information, please contact Annalese Johnson

e: Annalese.johnson@newcastle.edu.au

p: (02) 4033 5706

Royal Newcastle Lecture Theatre
Level 3 (above main food court)
Royal Newcaslte Centre, John Hunter Hospital